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  • iOS 6 Will Auto-Scale for Upcoming Taller iPhone Display

    After testing and playing around with Apple’s official iOS simulator, the folks over at 9to5Mac have reportedly discovered that iOS 6 is capable of automatically scaling its home screen display to fit a taller 1136x640 display. This is in comparison to the current 960x640 display which the current iPhone uses. The news seems to go hand to hand with rumors and speculation of Apple including a taller display on the next-generation iPhone, which is rumored to be introduced next month. According to 9to5Mac:

    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.
    One thing to note was that setting the iOS simulator to resolutions other than 1136x640 doesn’t result in automatic scaling. The simulator simply defaults to an “iPad-like home screen layout” different from what is currently seen for the iPhone. This quick observation suggests that the 1136x640 resolution that’s found in the simulator for iOS 6 is pointing towards Apple at least working on an iOS 6 device supporting said scree size.

    Whether you were one of the many who were hoping the next-generation iPhone would have a larger screen size or not, it turns out that the rumor/speculation may very well be true. To some this may be good news as many people claim that the larger screen size on competitor smartphones was appealing. Others may not be so content with the idea possibly coming to fruition as they preferred having the current screen size. What’s your opinion?

    Source: 9to5Mac
    This article was originally published in forum thread: iOS 6 Will Auto-Scale for Upcoming Taller iPhone Display started by Akshay Masand View original post
    Comments 30 Comments
    1. s0ulp1xel's Avatar
      s0ulp1xel -
      Quote Originally Posted by Dark_Ninja View Post
      I agree. Apple is making a bad move with this. They could take some ideas from Samsung and use the same size screen as their 4.8 inch screen lol. Or 4.6,4.5, or even 4.3. The SGS3 is looking better and better along with their new Galaxy Note 10.1 tab
    1. sziklassy's Avatar
      sziklassy -
      Quote Originally Posted by docmagoo2 View Post
      When have apple ever dropped the ball with an idevice? (ahem, antenna gate) Why don't we just wait and see? If its crap and you dislike it, simple, don't get one.
      We are at a site that heavily covers rumors. Therefore, your question of "why not wait and see?" is ridiculous. If we wanted to wait and see, we wouldn't be here. Also, the fact that Apple has "never" dropped the ball on an idevice doesn't mean they never will. It's silly to think the iPhone will be around forever. Technology trends come and go, and Apple has had a tremendous ride with their iPhone. Not saying this is where they fall, by any means, but let's be just a little realistic here.
    1. fredHD's Avatar
      fredHD -
      It will still sell millions and outsell other phone. Why people always have to compare to android ? If you want android go get one feel free, those that want a iPhone go get one. Big deal people it's all people choice. They talk a lot about android screen size better to browse the net, the most used mobile browser is safari so just leave people to their own choices.
    1. fleurya's Avatar
      fleurya -
      Wow, this site is so overrun with Apple haters. They are truely the most pathetic people I ever encountered in any form. To go on a website specifically about Apple products just to crack stupid jokes and complain is the saddest thing I've ever seen
    1. Mrteacup's Avatar
      Mrteacup -
      I'm not going to lie apple has perfect thumb reaching size I like a taller screen just cause it will be most useful to have a larger screen in movies and games which are usually sideways. And when viewing articles or web a taller screen is good because you only use swipe movements Up and down and you can see more. Mobile friendly browser apps Wont have to change with this screen size because it will just show more of the page. I just dont like playing infinity blade and having to hold it weird cause my hands over the speaker
    1. MikeThomson's Avatar
      MikeThomson -
      Look at last year when all the parts were leaking and led everyone to believe the new iPhone would be slightly longer and wider with curved glass.. That never happened so maybe this stretched out iPhone won't happen either
    1. Breezer23's Avatar
      Breezer23 -
      Apple in the past few years is starting to remind me of Porsche and the 911. That isn't a bad comparison (or a "diss") by any means either.
    1. MikeThomson's Avatar
      MikeThomson -
      Could it be possible that apple is making some sort of touch screen controller for their new tv's and thats what the longer displays are for....?
    1. *T*'s Avatar
      *T* -
      Nothing is final yet, don't take rumors for fact
    1. thatboy12345's Avatar
      thatboy12345 -
      Quote Originally Posted by nealh View Post
      Wow Apple seems to have dropped the ball. The taller screen is not much help. the width needs to change as well. the design is not much of change in looks.

      Big deal a taller screen seems just awkward to me. I dont get it, this makes so little sense. The newer rumored cpu, LTE etc will be nice but I just dont see screen size as much.

      Is it just me, just increasing the vertical without a horizontal dimension change makes no sense to me. Dang, I just cant come to grips with this.
      Well the typing will still be the same