The first photographic evidence of that may have emerged in the form of two blurry pictures of what appears to be a very slim metal smartphone frame.
There's precisely zero proof that these photos are of an iPhone, beyond the fact that Apple leaker C-Tech claims they are, so take it with a huge pinch of salt for now.
On the other hand it wouldn't be that surprising if they were legitimate. Apple has already slimmed down the iPad for the iPad Air, so it's not unreasonable to think that the Cupertino company might have similar plans for the next iPhone - maybe it'll even call it the iPhone Air.
The size seems about right too, as while it looks bigger than the 4-inch iPhone 5S, other recent reports suggest that Apple is working on 4.7-inch to 5.5-inch handsets.
That's all we have to go on so far, but if Apple really is working on bigger, slimmer handsets then that's a pretty huge change in itself. Anything else will just be the icing on the cake.
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James is a freelance phones, tablets and wearables writer and sub-editor at TechRadar. He has a love for everything ‘smart’, from watches to lights, and can often be found arguing with AI assistants or drowning in the latest apps. James also contributes to 3G.co.uk, 4G.co.uk and 5G.co.uk and has written for T3, Digital Camera World, Clarity Media and others, with work on the web, in print and on TV.