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Report: Apple starting production of a 4″ iPhone 5 in June

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The size of the new iPhone 5 will rival its Android competition

Wish that iPhone in the palm of your hand was a little bigger? According to the Wall Street Journal, your prayers are about to be answered: The new iPhone 5 will feature a 4-inch display, a half inch larger than current iPhone 4 models — and closer to 4" or larger Android phones that are now commonplace.

Sources suggest that Apple is ordering large numbers of the larger screens from a number of suppliers, including LG, Sharp, and Japan Display Inc. The same reports suggest that production of the new iPhone 5 will begin in June.

Any news about the iPhone 5 is welcome, of course — there's little doubt that the device is already the most awaited smartphone of 2012. The report lacks information about other features the phone may have, but its been suggested elsewhere that the iPhone 5 will also feature 4G wireless speeds, a long-awaited upgrade. The iPhone 5 is also expected to use Apple's own military-grade 3D mapping software instead of Google Maps.

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[WSJ via Ars Technica]

This article was written by Fox Van Allen and originally appears on Tecca

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