Do you think apple is changing the iPhone refresh cycle?
Fair warning: This is completely speculative
I was recently thinking about the upcoming release of the iPhone 6 and all of the rumors surrounding it. It has become clear from the rumors that we should expect to see both a 4.7" and a 5.5" model. There has, however, been no mention of a smaller 4" model for this year. This has caused some concern for some people, including my fiancée who has very small hands, that apple is abandoning smaller screens in their premium phones. While it is possible that this is the case, I personally think there might be a different reason for this interesting choice. As we know, apple came under fire at the release of both the 4S and 5S for keeping the industrial design of the previous model and only implementing minor improvements (this is not my personal opinion, just an observation of the popular opinion).
This is where things get really interesting, by releasing only the 4.7" and 5.5" (or w/e) models in 2014, apple could release the iPhone "6S" as the flagship 4" iPhone in 2015. With this refresh cycle apple could have a two year refresh cycle for each size class of iPhone and at the same time avoid the lackluster image that the "S" moniker implies. Instead using the "S" to refer to being "Small" without compromising on performance, and continue catering to the 4" market. This speculation doesn't take into account the "C" models, that just because I have no fucking clue what could possibly happen with those.
I'm not really sure this makes sense, but I thought it was an interesting idea, what do you guys think?
TL;DR -> 4.7"-5.5" for iPhone 6, 7, etc. And 4" iPhone 6S, 7S, etc.