iOS Code Confirms Longer Display Rumor for iPhone 5
Tweaked iOS simulator reveals iOS 6.0 is ready for five rows of icons as opposed to iOS 5.1's four.
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.