New iPhone’s Bigger Screen to Have 5th Row of Homescreen Icons?

Aug 7, 2012 - 3 Comments

iPhone 5 rendered image

The next iPhone has been said to have a larger 4″ display for some time now, but new evidence from 9to5mac possibly confirms longstanding speculation on how that extra 0.5″ of display space may be used with the device. Rather than increasing the size of icons or adding a widget area, it appears as though the new iPhone display could accomodate a 5th layer of home screen icons.

This discovery was made through tweaking the iOS Simulator to accomodate the rumored 640×1136 display resolution of the next iPhone, which in the new iOS 6 beta 4 and Xcode release, displays the 5th row of icons, rather than the normal 4 rows of icons in prior iOS versions.

Taller iPhone homescreen with 5 icon rows vs current iPhone homescreen with 4 icon rows

To add further support to the claim, adjusting the resolution with previous versions of the iOS Simulator does not cause the 5th row of homescreen icons to appear, suggesting a uniqueness to the 640×1136 resolution in the latest version of Xcode and iOS 6 beta.

Part leaks claiming to be of the new iPhone demonstrate a screen that is taller rather than wider.

The new iPhone is expected to be unveiled on September 12, and ship several weeks later in the Fall alongside iOS 6.

Above iPhone rendered image is from Nowherlelse.fr

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Posted by: Matt Chan in iPhone, News, Rumor

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  1. Tom Long says:

    Meh, I move icons off my homescreen and into folders because I don’t want more icons on the front screen of my iPhone, not sure if I like this change.

    We’ll see if Apple adopts it, could just be photoshop or renders too.

  2. Sky says:

    WOW, this is amazing, i cant belive it, wow. 5 rows, wow. wow. What will they think of next. Makes me want to spend loads of monies on an iPhone 5. Wow.

  3. Stanton Wederwoll says:

    I hope this is not true (that that BS is the next iPhone) if it is I will liquify all my stocks in Apple.

    This will be a massive failure if the thing is just a prolonged version of the iphone 4S :[

    I will not upgrade if that is the case.

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