According to a report made by Bloomberg, Apple is currently developing iPhones with curved and pressure-sensitive screens that are set to be launched late next year.

As stated by the unidentified source of Bloomberg, in the second of half of next year, two models of iPhone are planned for release. These new models are allegedly featuring larger and curved glass displays. Also, it has been reported that pressure sensitivity might be incorporated into the subsequent iPhone models.

"The new iPhones will be Apple's largest at screens of 4.7 and 5.5 inches, the person said, approaching in size the 5.7-inch Galaxy Note 3 that Samsung Electronics Co. debuted in September. The South Korean maker last month released the curved display Galaxy Round, the latest phone in an array of sizes and price points that's helped keep it ahead of Apple in global market share."

The rumours about Apple making curved and bigger iPhones came out after Samsung and LG unveiled their curved-screen smartphones which are designed to mimic the curvature of the user's face making the device comfortable to hold.

Curved glass screens have become the major trend in smartphones lately as Samsung released the 5.7 inches Galaxy Round last week and LG launched its G Flex phone which also features a curved glass screen.

As of the moment, both curved-screen smartphones from Samsung and LG are only made available in South Korea as both companies are testing waters and seeking to gauge consumer appetite. But rumours were out that it will be available to the rest of the world very soon.

According to Jeff Kagan, a technology Industry analyst, "There has been quite a bit of talk about the coming wave of curved smartphone screens, however there has not been a lot of talk about what we will be able to do with them."

The trend for big sized smartphones also known as "phablets" remains to grow apace and takes over a larger share in the market especially in Asia/Pacific wherein smartphone manufacturers shipped 25.2 million phablets only in the second quarter of 2013.

Although Apple is known to set trends in the smartphone market, it is a bit surprising that the tech giant is now about to join the bandwagon of phablets by cooking bigger screens for next year.

Currently, Apple has not confirmed any rumours yet, and did not respond to a request for comment as well.