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iPhone 6 to get curved screen: Apple to follow Samsung and LG

iPhone 6 to rival Samsung Galaxy Round and LG G Flex with large curved screen

Samsung Galaxy Round

The iPhone 6 smartphone is set to feature a curved screen of at least 4.7in in size, according to a report.

A person familiar with Apple's plans told Bloomberg that the firm is developing new iPhone designs which feature bigger screens made of curved glass. Apple will supposedly launch two models in the second half of next year with the design. See also: iPhone 6 release date: When will the iPhone 6 be launched?

The source says that the glass which 'curves downward at the edges'. Upcoming iPhones will also include sensors which can detect different levels of pressure. They even reveal that the two new iPhones, one of which will presumably be the iPhone 6, will have 4.7in and 5.5in screens making them Apple's largest to date.

Apple recently launched two iPhone models at the same time, the iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C. They both have the same 4in screen which was introduce with the iPhone 5, of which the size has been somewhat criticised when compared to the competition.

Curved screen smartphones have become a reality thanks to Samsung and LG have both revealed handsets with this feature, the Galaxy Round and G Flex respectively. They have each opted for a different approach with one curved vertically and the other horizontally. 

See also: The best phones you can buy in 2013

These phones are being rolled out on a small scale, mostly in Korea, to measure consumer interest for such a design.

It's unclear whether curved or even bendy phones will become all the rage or pass as a fleeting gimmick. Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.

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