Originally Posted by NasserAE
My personal preferences have nothing to do with what I think Apple will do. This is my personal interpretation of what Apple done in the past and how they market their products. Apple philosophy, as I see it, is not to confuse users with many choices and configurations. Just give customers what they think they want not what they actually want.
Sorry if I misinterpreted.
Apple was told, before Jobs came back, and this is public record, that they were offering customers too many choices in their product lines, and they should simplify.
When Jobs came back, he implemented that policy with a vengeance.
I think Apple does offer customers what Apple thinks their customers want. They don't always get it right. But they have a pretty good record.
Sometimes, when attempting to change the paradigm, such as with downloads, they do try to force customers to move to Apple's way of thinking.
I'm not so sure the size of a phone counts as that. I don't think they will try to move all their phones to a smaller size, but they would likely want to delineate two lines. size is a common way to do that.
There are people who don't like candybar phones because they are too big. That's why clamshell phones exist. If we assume that Apple sees that small phone market as being desirable, and won't build a clamshell model, they would need to build a smaller candybar.
I would think that such a phone might have a horizontal keyboard, even though Jobs poopooed the idea for the full sized model, saying that not enough information was displayed on the screen in that mode.