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Have you ever wished your iPhone was bigger, or your iPad was a little smaller?

Well you may be in luck.

The Wall Street Journal reports Apple will be launching a 4.5-inch and a 5-inch display iPhone this year due to competition from big-screen Android handsets.

Citing “people familiar with the situation,” WSJ claims both models will have a metal casing and the iPhone 5C, launched this September, will be discontinued.

According to CNN, the iPhone is currently the only flagship smartphone on the market with a sub 4.5-inch screen. Samsung's Galaxy SIV has a 5-inch full HD display, as does Sony's Xperia Z1. And LG's G2 offers .2-inches more.

But not everyone thinks this latest report on the new iPhone is a good thing.

CNN’s Brett Larson said this trend could hurt the smartphone business.

“If phones get much bigger, we may be less inclined to keep them with us at all times since they won't easily tuck-away into a pocket or purse,” Larson said. “There is clearly a limit to how big our phone screens will get.”

Besides a bigger screen, several tech sites claim Apple’s iPhone 6 will have the usual upgrades: a new, thinner design, a change in functionality, an increase in camera quality and a faster internal processor.

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