Just when Apple finally caved in and gave customers a long-overdue bigger screen with the launch of the iPhone 6, the rumor mill is buzzing with a supposed backtrack re-introducing a new phone with a return to a 4-inch display.

The rumor, which originated from a Taiwanese site, hinted that the phone would supposedly target women who find bigger phones too cumbersome for petite hands.

The original "announcement" was made by the Chinese language website Electronic Times on Dec. 3. The smaller phones would supposedly be designed for easy use with just one hand and are said to be ready for sale in the second half of 2015.

The news has to be taken with a grain of salt, according to observers. The iPhone 6, which was the company's first major step into the bigger screen size market, has been a huge success and revived Apple for many fans. Insiders say it is highly unlikely that it will backtrack on that trend for a smaller screen.

Still, others say that the rumor may not be as far-fetched as one would imagine. Last year's iPhone 5c was a flop and is on its way out, with the iPhone 5 not too far behind. In an effort to still retain some of the budget market, Apple may be truly looking into re-releasing smaller screens.

The rumor purports that Apple will be producing the 4-inch displays in response to customer surveys vying for a return to smaller phones.

Those who believe the release of small screen phones are possible are also speculating that Apple would be releasing a cheaper iPhone 6c, iPhone 6 mini, or perhaps even a redesign of the iPhone 5c.

In the meantime, it is expected that Apple will launch a new line of phones in conjunction with the much-anticipated Apple Watch in the early months of 2015. No word yet if the company will be adding an iPhone 6s or perhaps an iPhone 7 to their phone lineup, or if these rumored 4-inch display phones will even be launched.

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