It must be very frustrating for some of Apple's customers that they can walk into an Apple store right now and buy an iPad mini, but they can't get an updated iPhone with a 4-inch screen. The only option is the aging iPhone 5S, and who wants to buy a smaller iPhone with older hardware at this point?
Consumer demand is why the iPhone 6C will be a huge hit
Based on the comments I've seen across the Web on many different sites, I have no doubt whatsoever that an iPhone 6C will be a huge hit if it's released. There seems to be a significant subset of iPhone users who have stubbornly refused to buy the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus. These customers have money burning in their pockets, but Apple has not given them the new 4-inch iPhone that they desperately crave.
I'd even hazard a guess that some of the folks that bought the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus will switch back to a smaller screen iPhone, now that they've had a chance to use a larger screen model for a while. Yes, there are some people that will stick with the larger screen iPhones. But I bet there are quite a few who have had buyer's remorse after dumping their iPhone 5s phones.
Let's face it, folks. Sometimes a smaller screen iPhone is just far more comfortable to carry, hold and use than a larger screen model. And I think that many of Apple's customers have come to see this after the initial glow of using the larger screens of the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus has worn off.
So keep your fingers crossed, and let's hope that a new 4-inch iPhone 6C is on the way.
Sign up for CIO Asia eNewsletters.