Apple's 4-inch iPhone 5se may curb faltering iPhone 6s sales

Apple is expected to announce its quarterly iPhone sales figures today, and if analysts are to be believed, sales have grown just over 1 per cent year on year.

It seems to most that iPhone 6s isn't revolutionary enough to convince iPhone 6 owners to switch, as the latest iPhone is battling older iPhone models in terms of sales and the latest A9 chip isn't making the cut too.

Apple's iPhone 5se may launch in March with Apple Watch 2

While we're used to Apple notching up record-breaking sales every other quarter, the fourth quarter of 2015 could turn out to be a disappointing one for the Cupertino giant. Even though Apple sold over 75 million iPhones in the period, it will only be a 1.3 per cent growth over the same period in 2014.

The reasoning being put up by analysts for such a trend is that while iPhone 6 was revolutionary in terms of specs, size and features, the iPhone 6s doesn't pack too many punches to bring in record sales. It is even being assumed that Apple may forecast a drop in sales in the first quarter of 2016 compared to last year.

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With rumours pointing towards the launch of the 4-inch iPhone 5se, it seems Apple saw it coming. The new iPhone will be as big as the iPhone 5s but will pack iOS 9, better cameras, the latest A9 chip, Live Photos and NFC to support Apple Pay. The new iPhone may serve up a double boost for Apple by convincing users of older iPhones to switch to a low cost option and also attract people who still love smaller displays.

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The launch of iPhone 5se is expected to take place in March after Mobile World Congress where most Android phone manufacturers will display their latest wares. With Samsung, LG, Sony and HTC looking to serve up 5-inch plus phones to customers, the iPhone 5se in March would be a welcome relief for those that don't need bigger ones.

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