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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  • 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!!

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

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

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

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

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

  • google maps app?

    • Howard Ellacott

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

    • true that.

    • You have an awful flavor.

    • 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

      • 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

      • 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.

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

  • 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

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

  • no widget? what a shame….

  • 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

  • how come your twitter icon is black?!

    • ic0dex

      Twitter web app

  • Irfan Tarique

    Would be hard to find a wallpaper for this device

  • 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)

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

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