iOS 6 found to be scalable for taller displays, supports 5 rows of icons

By , Aug 7, 2012

It’s widely believed that the new iPhone will, for the first time, feature a larger screen. It seems like it’s been all but confirmed with reports from major news outlets and leaked next-gen iPhone parts.

But if you’re still skeptical about Apple enlarging the screen on its smartphone, you might want to check this out. iOS 6 has been discovered to be completely scaleable to fit a taller, 640 x 1136 display…

9to5Mac reports:

“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 — as our sources said Apple was testing for taller iPhone displays.

This proves that the upcoming release of iOS 6, which will obviously come pre-loaded on the new iPhone, is well-aware of taller iPhone displays. It scales perfectly to the taller resolution.”

The site was the first to report that Apple was testing iPhones with 3.95-inch, 640 x 1136 displays back in May of this year. The resolution indicates that the new handset will be taller, but will be the same width as the current model.

Along with a larger display, the sixth-generation iPhone is said to feature a faster processor, an all-new design, and LTE compatibility. And Apple is expected to unveil the device at a media event on September 12.

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  • AAAA

    Is it really “an all new design” when they’re just gonna stretch an iPhone 4/4s???? And it’s about time they put more row/columns, Iconoclasm FTMFW!!

  • Damian W

    very nice, maybe there will be some extra features for customization.

    • AAAA

      It’s Apple, what makes you think they’ll let you customize ANYTHING?

      • Damian W

        just luck maybe. After all, it is Apple which likes to implement inventions.

    • Ben Seiler

      One word… Jailbreakit! A jailbroken iPhone is way more customizable than Android, trust me I had the Samsung Galaxy S II a while ago

      • Damian W

        I have been jailbrekaing my phone for 4 years :P. I am hoping that apple at some point will let us customize more.

  • Tim Babbitt

    google maps app?

    • Howard Ellacott

      Nope, just a shortcut to the mobile version in safari :)

      • Tim Babbitt

        thank you sir.

  • Kok Hean

    Have they tried a 640 x 1712 resolution?
    And is that a beta Google Maps application set to release on the App Store?

    • Howard Ellacott

      It’s just a shortcut to the mobile version in safari :)

      • Kok Hean

        That’s a shame, I really like the Google Maps application, it works good enough for me and probably 90% of iOS users.

  • Daniel Lídio

    it would be so awesome if it’s a prank hahahahhaha then apple would take everyone by surprise with a really brand new design, not this ugly stretched thing

    • Ronald Weaver

      I really don’t want the stretchy thing too. I pray they can find a size that works perfectly staying square but slightly larger.

    • Khalid Salim

      true that.

    • Rudolf Lichtner

      You have an awful flavor.

      • Matthew Cooper

        Are you a zombie?

      • Rudolf Lichtner

        Are you an idiot? Yes, you are, so shut the fuck up.

      • Matthew Cooper

        Haha you have the wit of a grade schooler. Havent we done this before? Why dont you go back to making shitty tweaks and quit trolling, u half a fag

      • Rudolf Lichtner

        lol, shut the fuck up, you gay piece of shit.

      • Matthew Cooper


    • Matthew Cooper

      I hate to say it fellow iPhone’rs, but im goin Galaxy if these rumors prove true

      • markfulaytar

        My friend. I went galaxy about 2 weeks ago. And I was a die hard apple lover. But I am loving this galaxy s 2

      • Matthew Cooper

        Im die hard too. Ive had every iphone since 1st Gen. Then i realized i basically have had the same phone for 5 years now. Ive just been fooled into thinking i was getting something new and im tired of this

      • nonya business

        lol good for you, but I will laugh if the next iPhone has more revolutionary features than the Galaxy S2 and you didn’t feel like waiting for the next iPhone so that you could make a logical choice.

      • markfulaytar

        I did make a logical choice. Know matter how revolutionary this iPhone will be. It won’t be cheaper then the no contract plan I have on this phone that I only paid $250 for

      • Ronald Weaver

        I have been thinking the same thing. I have had every iPhone since the 2g. This might be the deal breaker. I don’t want a thin wide screen. It wouldn’t really bother me if there were no new gimmick or special iOS.

      • Donovan Davis

        It’s seems as if apple is losing it fanboy! Lol

  • taran

    Apple you are better than this…give us some extraordinary thing agn…elongated iphone 4 is not at all cool…:/
    Coming from a loyalist…!!..:|

    • @dongiuj

      I can finally agree with you on something!
      Not the loyalist part though. Haha

      • taran

        Haha…no prob…atleast you agreed on sonething…:)

  • Shingo Hoshino

    no widget? what a shame….

  • Muhammad Khan

    What if this is an elaborate prank and “leaks” were fake and apple purposely released fake pictures. What if the iPhone never changed, apple would be the greatest troll ever

  • Neo Ajaka

    how come your twitter icon is black?!

    • ic0dex

      Twitter web app

  • Irfan Tarique

    Would be hard to find a wallpaper for this device

    • Matthew Cooper

      Imagine the dimensions of pics taken on this

  • Acolz

    Uhmm I don’t think they’re gonna go with that resolution… Apple would definitely have some resolution that’s widely used eg. 1280×720(720×1280 respectively)

  • Foggy Bumpkin

    Long phone… long in the tooth, that is! 😉

  • Ben Seiler

    Good! Hopefully the jailbreak will come, this will make more room for dashboard X widgets!