9to5Mac Hacks The iOS 6 Simulator To Render At 1136x640


Thanks to some tweaks to the iOS Simulator application that is included in the iOS development tools, we were able to run the simulator at the rumored next-generation iPhone display resolution of 640 x 1136. We did this running both the current public release of iOS 5.1 and the upcoming iOS 6.0 The iOS 5.1 simulator displayed the home screen with a stretched set of four rows of icons. On the other hand, iOS 6 displayed five complete rows as our sources said Apple was testing for taller iPhone displays.

From those screenshots, it seems like iOS 5.1 is using the traditional auto-resizing properties of the views, whereas iOS 6 has been explicitly programmed to use an alternative layout, in a similar way to how developers create separate interfaces for iPhone and iPad.

Put plainer, the iOS 6 Springboard has been specially coded for this precise resolution, and this resolution alone. This is very convincing evidence for a taller next-generation iPhone.