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Electronista reports on a new research note from Kaufman Bros. analyst Shaw Wu claiming that Apple is set to launch new iPhone form factors in the relatively near future, offering different screen sizes in at least of pair of models bracketing the current iPhone's market position.

Analyst Shaw Wu has stated that supply chain checks indicate signs of new form factor iPhones under development, including both larger and smaller touchscreens than the iPhone 4's current 3.5-inch screen size. According to Kaufman Bros sources, the new models could be both a new high-end addition and a new low-end model. While noting that Apple traditionally ships new iPhone models on an annual cycle, Wu speculates that the models under development could ship much sooner.

Rumors of an "iPhone nano" were prevalent in the early days of the handset, but there has been only minor chatter about such a device since a wave of rumors peaked in early 2009.

Wu has a very poor track record when it comes to Apple rumors, and thus we are posting this on Page 2 primarily for interest and discussion.

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