Apple is planning to release a 4-inch iPhone and a new iPad Air 3 in the first half of 2016, according to KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.
Ever-credible KGI Securities analyst believes Apple’s upcoming 4-inch iPhone to be met with tepid demand, as the device’s form factor and hardware are mostly iterative. This device will likely come powered by Apple A8 chipset.
According to Ming-Chi, the iPhone 5se specifications will feature a 2.5D glass similar to the current-generation Apple iPhone 6s and a 12-megapixel rear-facing camera unit. The analyst recommends Apple users not to wait for any hardware innovation or form factor change from the smaller sibling.
In addition to the iPhone 5se, Apple will also be releasing its Apple iPad Air 3 tablet with a 9.7-inch display in the first half of 2016. The next-generation iPad will reportedly come with a 4K screen resolution and will be powered by an A9X processor.
Camera-wise, an 8-megapixel rear-facing sensor, in addition to a 2.1-megapixel front-facing shooter has been tipped. The new product will only be 5 mm thick and a fingerprint sensor will be embedded on the home button.
As for Apple iPhone 7, Ming-Chi Kuo notes no surprise innovations in the information he has been able to confirm thus far, but he also said that the company is reportedly working on major enhancements with regard to chipset, sensor resolution and prolonging the battery life, and more.