iOS Code Confirms Longer Display Rumor for iPhone 5

With Apple's next-generation iPhone announcement coming in a matter of weeks, the rumor mill continues to buzz with information regarding the device.

Last week, an iPhone parts company released a video detailing differences between an iPhone 4S screen and an alleged iPhone 5 screen. Now it looks like the iOS simulator application may confirm the video's story.

For a while now, the device has been rumored to feature a longer display while keeping the same width. Most rumors estimated a screen length of approximately 4 inches, with a resolution somewhere in the 640 x 1136 range.

Thanks to some tweaks made in the iOS simulator application included in iOS development kits, 9to5mac may have just proved iOS 6 is set for a taller display.

After running the simulator at the rumored resolution of 640 x 1136, the application revealed a home screen with a stretched set of four rows of icons while on the current iOS 5.1 platform. On the other hand, switching to the upcoming iOS 6.0 resulted in a home screen with five complete rows, which can be interpreted as confirmation of Apple's testing for a longer iPhone display.

Although it seems as though all evidence points to a longer iPhone 5, we'll have to wait until September for official confirmation.


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  • friskiest
    So it is indeed a "NEW" iPhone... guess this revolutionary design would be a hallmark for new lawsuits/ sarcasm
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  • altriss
    friskiestSo it is indeed a "NEW" iPhone... guess this revolutionary design would be a hallmark for new lawsuits/ sarcasm

    yes with this new screen's shape Aple will sue Samsung for the galaxy sIII with no doubt!
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  • Kami3k
    Wonder how many companies they copy this from that can sue Apple now!
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