Cowen and Company analyst Timothy Arcuri sent a note to investors recently saying he can no long find any evidence that Apple is working on a much-rumored “iPhone 6c” for this fall. Arcuri was one of the first to report that such a device might be on its way.
In the note, picked up by Business Insider, Arcuri speculates Apple may have nixed the idea of a small-screened next-generation iPhone so as not to cannibalize sales of refreshed 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch models widely expected to launch this fall.
“I think one of the reasons is because the iPhone 6 has sold so well,” Arcuri said. “And they said, ‘Look, why would we want to cannibalize? If we came out with an iPhone 6C, we would essentially cannibalize a price-reduced iPhone 6.'”
Last December Acuri claimed Apple was considering a 4-inch “iPhone 6c” as an alternative to their refreshed “iPhone 6s” and “iPhone 6s Plus” handsets.
It should be noted that all of this… ALL of this… is rumor and conjecture on Arcuri’s part, and he has a mixed track record when it comes to such predictions.