Apple is not likely to build a smaller iPhone, a report in the New York Times has claimed. The report published in the NYT contradicted the earlier reports appeared in Bloomberg and Wall Street Journal.
NYT quoting sources in Apple, has said creating smaller iPhones would be rather difficult, simply because the platform itself is dependent on the screen size. If the screen size changes, the app developers would have to rewrite the code for their applications. And Apple is not comfortable with the idea.
Also if the device goes smaller, it would difficult for the users to operate it. Apple believes its uniformity is the main advantage it has over other phones currently available in the market. Apple may rather concentrate on reducing the production costs by internal tweaks in the design and cheaper components, but it may try to retain the size of the iPhone. Some of the options for the company may include having less internal memory, a slower processor and a cheaper camera.
Apple’s engineers are instead completely concentrating on developing the next version of the iPhone. Apple would also continue to stick to its policy of reducing the price of older models when the new versions are launched.