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.
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?