This mini iPhones which might just be about 4-inches will not have the pressure sensitive 3D Touch feature.
For whatever reason, after producing larger than life Plus editions of iPhones, a respected KGI Securities analyst named Ming-Chi Kuo predicts that Apple will produce mini versions of the iPhone by next year. Kuo also shared to Mac Rumors that it might be powered by an A9 chip like that of the latest iPhone 6S and 6s Plus.
Unfortunately, this mini iPhones which might just be about 4-inches will not have the pressure sensitive 3D Touch feature which Apple is currently heavily marketing. It seems like a downgrade which is illogical and definitely not a move which Apple does when they release new products.
Ming-Chi Kuo might be the Apple Nostradamus for all we know.
The report also mentions that this new addition to the Apple line-up will be anything like the plastic version we've seen in the iPhone 5C. There's no marketing standpoint on why a 4-inch phone is something Apple would likely produce by the first quarter of next year. But then again, Kuo had had a reputable record in predicting launches of Apple including the 4.7-inch and the 5.5-inch iPhones.
He also correctly foreseen the two sizes of the Apple Watch, the 12-inch MacBook, and the spec sheet of the iPhone6s. This guy might be the Apple Nostradamus for all we know. His new predictions state that there will be an A10 chip for the iPhone 7 and a 3GB RAM for the iPhone 7Plus. Who knows, maybe this new prediction, no matter how absurd it might sound will actually the future we're looking at for the next iPhones that will be out in the market.