Apple reportedly developing curved iPhone, bigger screens

Customers queue to enter the Apple Store where a giant logo is displayed in the southern German city of Munich on September 21, 2012 as the iPhone 5 goes on sale. AFP PHOTO/CHRISTOF STACHE (Photo credit should read CHRISTOF STACHE/AFP/GettyImages) CHRISTOF STACHE/AFP/GettyImages

Apple may be working on two larger iPhones.

Bloomberg reports that the tech giant is developing two iPhones with larger, curved screens. Citing sources close to the plan, the news agency reports that Apple is planning two models for release in the second half of next year -- with 4.7-inch screen and 5.5-inch screens. Apple is also said to be improving sensors that will detect different degrees of pressure.

Reuters reported in June that the tech giant is looking to introduce iPhones with a 4.7-inch and 5.7-inch screen. Citing people with knowledge of the matter, the news agency reported that suppliers were approached with new specifications, but it was unclear if it will be for an iPhone or separate device.

A Wall Street Journal report in July suggested that the tech giant would not only release a larger iPhone, but and increase the size of its iPad as well. The Journal cites officials at the company's suppliers.

Apple may be testing out larger smartphones to compete with companies like Samsung, which has been leading the charge for larger phones. The Korean electronics company's flagship phone, the Galaxy S4, has a 5-inch display and its Galaxy Note 3 has a 5.7-inch display.

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