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Rumor: New iPhone to Have 4.6-inch Retina Display

Earlier this month, Apple took the wraps off not one, but two new products. The company gave us both the iPad 3 and a new Apple TV. However, true Apple fans are never satisfied and the rumor mill has already set its sights on the next hotly-anticipated Apple product. According to the latest rumors, the new iPhone will pack a 4.6-inch display, which is more than an inch bigger than the iPhone 4S.

The news comes by way of South Korea's Maeil Business Newspaper (via Reuters), which cites information from an industry source in reporting the details. This industry source says Apple new iPhone will have a sharper and bigger 4.6-inch "retina" display. If the rumors are true, this will represent the first change in display size for the iPhone. Apple has maintained a 3.5-inch display size for every iteration of iPhone from day one. However, with most of its rivals producing bigger devices, Apple's iPhone is starting to look a little bit small when it comes to screen real estate.

Another interesting tidbit from Maeil Business Newspaper's source is that the iPhone will be launched in the second quarter. This means that after releasing the iPhone 4S last fall, Apple is preparing to revert to its old iPhone refresh cycle of a new phone every summer. The report doesn't mention whether or not this iPhone will be called iPhone 5, as is rumored, or if Apple will drop the number completely, as it did with the iPad this year.

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