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