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That new, smaller iPhone you were so excited about might not be so great

That new, smaller iPhone you were so excited about might not be so great
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When it comes to rumors about Apple, they tend to be true. Or, at least, almost true.

For instance, last year, there were rumors about Apple launching its largest tablet ever. By last September, when Apple introduces most of its new hardware each year, Apple unveiled its biggest tablet ever, the iPad Pro.

Now, there's a persistent rumor about Apple returning to a smaller version of its iPhone that we've been keeping track of for you. Last month, the prevailing theory was that there will soon be a 4-inch iPhone (unlike the current 5.4-inch iPhone 6s).

As of today, the loudest rumor is that the iPhone 5e will be marketed to users in countries like China and India, where many people can't afford an iPhone 6s. In other words, it won't have a starting price of $199 with a two-year contract, like it does here.

That means it'll be a stripped-down version of the iPhone. It will likely be the size of the old iPhone 5c (photo above). Right now, the thinking is that it will use Apple's old A8 processor, not its new A9. It'll have about 1GB of RAM. And the 5e won't have some of iPhone 6s' coolest features, like 3D Touch.

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Source: Cult of Mac
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