Got your hopes up of eventually getting your hands on a smaller iPhone? Don't hold your breath.

A report published in the New York Times rubbishes recent rumours that Apple is working on a smaller iPhone, though appears to confirm that it does hope to make a cheaper device.

The New York Times cites people who have been briefed on Apple's confidential plans who wished to remain anonymous. They told the newspaper that the iPhone 5, likely to be released in the summer, will be similar in size to the current model.

"Although the innards of the phone, including memory size or camera quality, could change to offer a less expensive model, the size of the device would not vary," the source said.

The report also mentions voice-activated features that could be present in future iterations of the iPhone. According to the source, the aim is to attract customers who are put off by a virtual keyboard by offering them the choice of voice input for common tasks.

Earlier this month, Bloomberg reported that Apple was planning cheaper iPhones in order to better compete with Google's Android platform.

Better competing with Android seems to be the latest theme in iPhone rumours. Other reports have suggested that Apple will launch a device with a larger screen - 4in as opposed to the current iPhone's 3.5in - in order to fight off the threat of Android devices with screens between 4in and 7in.