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A new report claims Apple is considering the return of the 4-inch iPhone in 2015. In a note to investors (via AppleInsider), analyst Timothy Arcuri of Cowen and Company said he believes Apple could launch three new versions of its handset next year.

Citing sources in the Asian supply chain, Arcuri calls the 4-inch device the “iPhone 6s mini,” and says it will likely feature specs similar to the iPhone 5s. Additionally, the phone will sport improved internals, and a curved design akin to the iPhone 6.

It’s worth noting that Arcuri has a mixed track record in Apple intel, but this isn’t the first time we’ve heard of a possible return for the 4-inch iPhone. Earlier this month, a report came out claiming the 4-inch handset was on track for a H2 2015 release.

If true, such a move would bring one-handed usability back to the popular iPhone line—a benefit that Apple frequently touted in previous years, but essentially abandoned in September when it introduced the new 4.7-inch iPhone 6 and 5.5-inch 6 Plus.

[AppleInsider]