Samsung might be getting under Apple's skin more than most of us know: according to Reuters, Apple is considering the introduction of at least two bigger iPhones, with one being as large as 5.7 inches, as early as next year. Why? Because they're feeling the pressure from rival devices (like the Samsung Galaxy phones) that have much larger screens than the iPhone's. Samsung has knocked off Apple in terms of market share thanks to these large screen phones; many of which look impressively beautiful and bright, earning them the nickname of "phablets" because they look like a cross of a phone and a tablet. 

The other version of the iPhone could be a 4.7 inch model, says the report, which cites sources in the Asia supply chain. Though Reuter's sources are confident that Apple is looking into these models, they are not quite sure if they will ever make it to market: "They constantly change product specifications almost to the final moment, so you're not really sure whether this is the final prototype," says a person with direct knowledge of the matter.

With this in mind, how much is too much? What is the largest you'll be able to go before saying 'no' to purchasing a bigger smartphone?

[via CNET]