iOS 6 scales to fit a taller 640 x 1136 iPhone display
A discovery made by 9to5Mac, in one of the applications included with Apple’s iOS development tools, suggests that the Cupertino company is at least testing an iPhone with a taller display. In addition, the upcoming iOS 6 can automatically scale to a 640 x 1136 resolution with five rows of icons displayed.
Thanks to some tweaks to the iOS Simulator application that is included in the iOS development tools, we were able to run the simulator at the rumored next-generation iPhone display resolution of 640 x 1136. We did this running both the current public release of iOS 5.1 and the upcoming iOS 6.0 The iOS 5.1 simulator displayed the home screen with a stretched set of four rows of icons. On the other hand, iOS 6 displayed five complete rows
iOS 6.0 and iOS 5.1 running at 640 x 1136 on the iOS Simulator:
Apparently, the iOS Simulator does not display five rows of icons at resolutions other than 640 x 1136. At other resolutions the icons are spaced in a similar fashion to the iPad’s home screen layout. This lends further credibility to the idea that 640 x 1136 could be the resolution of the next iPhone.
9to5Mac’s discovery is consistent with numerous rumors and purported part leaks that claim Apple’s next-generation smartphone will feature a taller screen.
Apple is expected to unveil its new iPhone at a media event scheduled for the 12th of September.
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