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The iPhone 6 and iPhone 5S will both launch sometime in 2013, according to a new report.
The information comes from a Chinese mobile information site called Laoyaoba.com which reported that an inside source told it that he has seen both the iPhone 6 and iPhone 5S at Apple suppliers. He also claims that this means that Apple will launch both models before the end of 2013.
He also described the design of the iPhone 5S stating that it closely resembles the iPhone 5 and said that the iPhone 6 features a five-inch screen and a thinner and lighter design. This rumor agrees with some that have surfaced in the past pointing to a larger iPhone 6 launching this year.
Mac Rumors believes that this information might be credible.
"Due to Apple's use of Chinese manufacturers and the need to prototype their designs, it's possible that all of these sightings could be true, yet Apple may still not launch such a device in 2013," wrote the site. "If Apple does begin ramping up production for 2013, we expect we'll see parts of this larger device to also begin to leak out of China."
Apple could be rushing out a bigger iPhone in order to better compete with companies such as Samsung that is expected to release its flagship Galaxy S4 this year which features a 5-inch display. Many Apple fans were left disappointed last year when Apple launched the iPhone 5 with only a small increase in screen size.
The next generation iPhone is also expected to come with Apple's new A7 chip that will rival the quad-core processors found in many of today's more popular Android handsets. Many of those handsets such as the Galaxy S3, Galaxy Note 2, HTC Droid DNA, and LG Optimus Pro G have displays that are around 5 inches in size.