Both phones will reportedly be made of metal but will not feature curved displays, a feature recently rumored by another outlet. Development is reportedly farther along on the smaller of the two phones, which is being prepared for mass production. The larger phone is still said to be in preliminary development, though earlier reports would suggest that it’s been in the planning stages for some time now. Nonetheless, the Journal cautions that neither plan has been finalized yet and could ultimately be changed.
The Journal also suggests that because both phones are metal, Apple will stop producing phones with plastic casing — a style it reintroduced last year with the iPhone 5C. It seems unlikely that Apple would remove the iPhone 5C’s design from production one year after its debut though, as all but the very first iPhone model were kept around for multiple years. Instead, one of the new iPhone models could represent an additional product line or option, rather than both serving as replacements of the existing pair of iPhones.
~ Jacob Kastrenakes – The Verge
Could it be? we mentioned how Business Insider’s Jim Edwards said “tiny iPhones will end up looking like dumbphones” – we agreed with that statement and apparently Apple agrees with it as well.