iOS 6 hints at bigger iPhone 5

By Sam Kieldsen on Aug 8, 2012 8:04 AM
Filed under Mobility

Four rows of icons become five.

It’s long been rumoured that the iPhone 5 would have a larger screen than previous models. All current iPhones have a 3.5-inch display, but the upcoming iPhone is believed to have a longer screen closer to 4 inches in size.

9to5Mac has found some compelling evidence to back up that theory, thanks to the iOS simulator application included with the iOS software development kit.

The kit is used to test prospective apps on different versions of the iOS platform. 9to5Mac managed to tweak the settings to see what happened when the simulator was running on the upcoming iPhone’s rumoured 640 x 1136 screen.

The results are highly interesting. In iOS 5.1 simulation, the home screen stretched to show four rows of icons, with unsightly gaps in between; but in iOS 6 simulation mode, the screen stretched and added a fifth row of icons, all perfectly spaced -  suggesting the smartphone will have a  larger screen with a 640 x 1136 retina display resolution, and five rows of icons on the home screen.

This article originally appeared at Stuff.tv

 
Follow us on Facebook and Twitter
 

Copyright © Stuff.tv

iOS 6 hints at bigger iPhone 5
Tags
 
 
 
 
 
Top Stories
How a devastating cyber attack turned Melbourne victim into evangelist
Back from despair after Distribute IT lost 4,800 websites.
 
Aldi to sell $279 dual SIM smartphone
Supermarket ups mobile ante with new plans and phone.
 
EMC takes custody of VCE as Cisco marriage falters
What will it mean for future of Vblock?
 
Sign up to receive CRN email bulletins
   FOLLOW US...
Polls
Is Microsoft right to limit the reseller channel for Surface?

Latest Comments
CRN Magazine

Issue: 331 | September 2014

CRN Magazine looks in-depth at the emerging issues and developments for the channel, and provides insight, analysis and strategic information to help resellers better run their businesses.