5 reasons for Apple to release 4-inch iPhone 7 mini

In 2014, Apple released the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, which have received screens with a diagonal of 4.7 and 5.5 inches, whereas all previous generations starting with iPhone 5, were completed with 4-inch displays. But in early 2017, the company plans to return to this form factor, what eve said informed sources.

The commercial success of the latest iPhone dismissed fears that the big screen will be more of a minus than a plus. Everything happened exactly the opposite. Suffice it to say that the iPhone 7 set a record for pre-orders from us carriers, and in Russia for the first two and a half days iPhone 7 sold three times more than iPhone 6s over the same period in 2015.

The range of smartphones Apple is one compact model. In early 2016, the company presented the successor to the iPhone 5s ā€“ the iPhone SE. In fact, the cupertinos have offered a more affordable counterpart to the flagship iPhone 5s. Compact iPhone SE is quite balanced, but lacks some features of high end models. Apple has at least five reasons in order to offer the users of iPhone 7 mini.

1. Design

Apple understands that the dominance of large-format mobile devices like the 4.7-inch iPhone 7 and 5.5-inch iPhone 7 Plus liked by everyone. The company wants to change the current situation. Apple will launch 4-inch flagship, based on ease of use old models with one hand. Some owners of “sevens” have a problem with that. Also, the new model will suit the tastes of a female audience. We are talking about the fact that a smartphone could fit in a handbag or smaller female hands.

2. Marketing

4-inch iPhone 7 technical characteristics will be similar to the iPhone 7, and from the point of view of design and colours will get the features of the flagship models, including rounded edges and new black shades. The model will allow to increase sales “Apple” of smartphones, as users are more willing to buy the device in a new form-factor than the model of last year.

3. Waterproof case

iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus are the first Apple smartphones, dubbed the resistance. Protection rating IP67 indicates that “seven” is able to withstand immersion in water to a depth of 1 m for half an hour. The current 4-inch iPhone SE can boast a water resistant housing. Although, as shown by experiments, the device is more water resistant than its predecessor the iPhone 5s.

4. Home button feedback

Taptic Engine ā€“ a mechanism of feedback when using the touch interface, known for the Apple Watch and new MacBook trekpadom ā€” is now present in the new flagship. The iPhone 7 for the first time he has allowed Apple to abandon the mechanical Home button, replacing it completely still sensitive to touch pressing Touch ID. This solution is not less convenient than traditional mechanical button, while Apple has provided the possibility for personal settings of the haptic feedback that allows you to choose the desired mode of operation.

5. Performance

The new processor Apple’s A10 Fusion has provided a record performance iPhone. Although this factor is not often the determining factor when choosing a smartphone for some users this will be incentive to buy a compact model of the new generation. CPU A10 Fusion allowed to increase productivity by 40% in comparison with the iPhone 6s, and the results of the test AnTuTu smartphone the iPhone 7 has set a record with 178 000 points. And due to the energy-efficient chip, the phone began to work for 2 hours longer without recharging.

Clifton Nichols

Clifton Nichols

Hi! Iā€™m Clifton and I am a full-stack engineer with a passion for building performant and scalable applications that are beautiful and easy to use.

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