9to5Mac has now found more evidence, which strongly indicates that the next generation iPhone will come with the taller 4-inch display with 1136×640 resolution.
9to5Mac has discovered that iOS 6 automatically scales the home screen display to the taller 1136×640 display with 5 rows of icons as you can see in the screenshot below.
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.
Interestingly, changing the resolution to anything other than 1136×640 does not result in automatic scaling, iOS 6 seems to default it to an “iPad-like home screen layout”.
It means that Apple is definitely working on the taller display with 1136×640 resolution in iOS 6, which will be preinstalled in the next generation iPhone.
While a bigger iPhone display is good news as it has been on the wish list of many users for quite sometime, we would have preferred the 6th generation iPhone to also come with a wider display. What about you?