iPhoneForums.Net News Team
- Jun 18, 2010
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Following on from yesterday’s rumours that Apple is to launch a new iPhone in early 2016, AppleInsider reports today on a much more credible source for these rumours, namely KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.
According to Kuo, Apple will release a new 4-inch iPhone with an A9 processor and Apple Pay technology in early 2016, possibly in March or April. He expects it to retail for around $400-$500, and to very much resemble an upgraded iPhone 5s.
Kuo expects shipments for this new iPhone to reach 20 million units, making up around 8% or 9% of total iPhone sales. Kuo says that he believes Apple will offer the phone in two or three colour choices.
And while these rumours at first seemed unlikely, mainly due to it not being the time of year that Apple usually likes to launch new iPhones, Kuo says that launching early in the year will enable new momentum to build for iPhone suppliers during a normally slow period for iPhone sales.
Source: Apple's new 4-inch iPhone will have A9 CPU & Apple Pay, launch in early 2016, insider says