Fifth Avenue Apple Store
A customer is silhouetted while entering the Fifth Avenue Apple store shortly after doors opened for iPhone 6 sales in Manhattan, New York September 19, 2014. Reuters/Adrees Latif

According to Timothy Acruri, a well-known analyst from Cowen and Company, Apple may roll out a 4-inch iPhone that will come out in the market as iPhone 6S Mini in the coming year. He has also revealed that the Cupertino company may also roll out a larger 12.9-inch iPad in 2015

Apple Insider cites that according to Acruri, the iPhone 6S Mini will be a device similar to the iPhone 5S that came out in 2013. However, it will feature an attractive new design along with curvy glass like the one present on the iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus. In the past, Acruri had accurately predicted the details of the iPhone 6 but he misfired on the iPhone 6 Plus as he stated that the phablet device would feature a powerful processor compared to the one present inside the iPhone 6.

The 4-inch iPhone 6S Mini will be launched to replace the iPhone 5C. Acruri states that the handset will come housed with low priced components from Qualcomm. Even though other major brands like Samsung, LG, Sony and HTC had started rolling out large sized smartphones, Apple continued to sell 4-inch or smaller handsets claiming that such a form factor allows users to easily operate the device with single hand.

Acruri also claims that Apple is currently working on a large sized 12.9-inch iPad that is expected to release in Spring 2015. He also predicts that the Cupertino Company will ship 15 to 20 million units of the larger iPad.

On Dec. 16, IBTimes had published that Apple is working on a bigger iPad Air Plus with a 12.2-inch screen and not a 12.9-inch iPad as Acruri suggests. The post says that the iPad Air Plus will be powered by A8X processor and feature dual speakers. Even though the tablet is being referred to as "iPad Air Plus" or "iPad Pro", the official name as well as the size of the device has not been confirmed by Apple. Also, the Cupertino based firm has not revealed any details on the 4-inch version of iPhone for 2015.

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