By now you must have heard several rumors about Apple’s upcoming iPhone 5. Among the features of the next iPhone that could be unveiled at the upcoming launch is a 4-inch screen, a thinner profile, a redesigned dock connector and a repositioned earphone slot. Parts have also slowly surfaced in several sites, and videos have even circulated featuring comparison of these parts. However, until the official unveiling by Apple, all these noise are just rumors. Still, there’s a chance that some of these rumors could turn out to be true.
What 9to5mac has recently discovered could be another proof that Apple’s next iPhone will indeed feature a larger screen. The current iPhone fits four rows of icons but 9to5mac’s screenshots show five rows of icons. What the site did was to use the iOS 6 simulator which shows that the next OS is completely scalable to a taller display. The iOS simulator application is included in the iOS development tools. Here’s the screenshot of what could be the home screen of the iPhone 5.
The screenshot shown above is at a resolution of 640 x 1136, definitely taller than the display on the iPhone 4S. It has been reported that the simulator will not correctly display five rows of icons at resolutions other than 640 x 1136. This could indeed mean that the next iPhone will feature a 640 x 1136 resolution display.