Last September, Apple uped the ante with the launch of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. The latter was a first for Apple as it proved the company was ready to compete in the phablet market. Both phones got a size boost: the iPhone 6 measured at 4.7 inches and the iPhone 6 Plus measured at 5.5 inches. It took awhile for the Cupertino-based tech giant to embrace what its Android rivals knew for a long time time- that bigger is sometimes better.

iPhone 6 Mini  – iPhone 6S may debut early next year

A more recent report indicates Apple will soon launch the iPhone 6S and it will be in the phone’s original size. This latest rumor, which also dubbed the reported device iPhone 6 Mini, came from Cowen & Company analyst Tim Arcuri. He reports the device will come with the same advanced features of iPhone 6 and curved edge design as the iPhone 5S. This rumored device could replace the iPhone 5C as the budget-friendly Apple phone.

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iPhone 6 Mini  – A possible new release schedule

A report from The Mail Online explained, “The new schedule is expected to stagger the releases of two devices in 2015 to capitalise on sales. Apple could release the iPhone 6S to people who want to upgrade to a slightly cheaper model, before announcing its flagship iPhone 7 in the autumn.”

There is also a new report from Taiwan which claims Apple plans to double the RAM for 2015’s iPhones and iPads. This means new iPhones will get 2GB of RAM and tablets will get 4GB of RAM. The additional RAM could mean better multi-tasking. Some sources also claim Apple is a little hesitant about releasing the upcoming Apple Watch.without a smartphone to go with it. The tech giant is concerned customers might wait until fall to purchase both devices when a new iPhone rolls out.