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iPhone 6 Latest: Apple Drops Huge Hint About Larger, Possibly Cheaper iPhone

07/04/2014 09:47 BST | Updated 07/04/2014 09:59 BST

Apple has inadvertently given us a huge hint about its next smartphone, after a court ordered a series of secret internal documents to be released.

While the iPhone 6 is currently only a rumour, and is not scheduled for release (as far as we know) until September, it is already making headlines.

It is thought that the phone will be slightly larger than the current model, possibly arriving in two sizes (4.7 and 5.5-inches). It will also likely be thinner, more powerful and have an improved camera.

While most of those suppositions are based on rumour, or just common sense, the documents released last week as part of Apple's ongoing court battle with Samsung bear many of them out.

The documents, which can be read in full here, are a series of internal planning documents looking for areas in the smartphone space that their current models are not exploiting.

In one brutal slide Apple admits "customers want what we don't have", pointing to growth in cheap and large Android smartphones.

Another slide said that "in two years, our target Android switcher will be used to a display with much larger than four inches".

Apple marketing head Phil Schiller was shown the documents during a cross-examination but downplayed them, saying they were from a sales meeting attended by "a few sales people".

The documents also detail Schiller's dissatisfaction with Apple's marketing efforts, and his frustration that Samsung had a new sense of momentum despite Apple making "much better products".

The trial, which focuses on whether Samsung copied Apple's patented features from August 2011, continues.

But it does seem that a bigger iPhone 6 really is on the way.

Head over to our iPhone 6 hub to find out everything else we know about the iPhone 6 so far.