Resizable simulator in Xcode 6 hints at new iPhone screen sizes

By , Jun 2, 2014

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Let the digging commence! Apple just released iOS 8 and Xcode 6 betas a few moments ago, and folks have already begun to search them for clues to future products. And those efforts have just yielded some results by the way of a new feature in Xcode Simulator.

As noted by Chicago Sun-Times tech columnist Andy Ihnatko, Xcode includes ‘resizable iPhone and iPad simulators.’ This seems to reaffirm the rumors that have been floating around for the past 6 months that Apple is working on an iPhone with a larger display…

There’s not much to the feature at the moment, and remember, Xcode 6 is still in beta, but the consensus is that this function will make it easier for developers to update their apps to work with new screen sizes. Note that the iPad simulator is also resizable (iPad Pro?).

Rumors have been extremely consistent regarding the iPhone 6, and the consensus is it will come in two sizes: one with a 4.7-inch display and a 5.5-inch display. And we have seen multiple case leaks, components and other evidence corroborating these reports.

The new handset is expected to launch sometime this fall.

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  • CS

    ohh yeahh

    • Markus Hudobnik

      I usually hate dumb memes and images posted but this was soooo on point. :)

  • Philipp

    xcode 6 beta download only with development account?

    • nsfw

      ya

      • rockdude094

        damn

  • Donovan

    Plot Twist; the iPhone 6 will be 3″

    • hkgsulphate

      iPhone mini!

  • Jeremy

    Is there any way to get the third party swipe keyboard yet?

    • Markus Hudobnik

      iOS 8 was LITERALLY announced less than 5 hours ago.

    • Marcus

      I don’t think any developer can manage to download Xcode 6 beta, code a swipe keyboard, debug it, test it, submit it to Apple, and get it on the App Store in 5 hours. That would be pretty much impossible.

      • Palmer Paul

        I’m sure someone could have done it. Especially if they’re a larger company.

      • Marcus

        I can’t tell if you’re actually being serious or if you’re trolling…

    • Nviea Sarriha

      It wouldnt suprise me if Apple developes the swipe keyboard, because they did show it in the keynote. Dont asume it will be 3rd party :)

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