iPhone 5 Event Banner Created by Stretching App Icons; Hints at Taller Screen

Apple’s known to hide clues to upcoming announcements in event invitations, but it looks like the company’s also including similar, hard-to-find hints in the banners put up at Yerba Buena Center, the venue for the iPhone press event.

The seemingly colorful background with an Apple logo plastered on it actually comprises icons of various Apple iOS apps.

The clue was spotted by a MacRumors forum user:

However, one eagle eyed MacRumors forum visitor believes the facade show stretched iOS icons. Zaym points out that you can see stretched versions of iOS icons including Game Center, iTunes, Music and App Store in the image and provides an example image.


(Image via MacRumors forum user Lullabye)

MacRumors edited the image to compensate for Apple’s stretching, and arrived at this picture, which definitely shows some resemblance to iOS app icons, at least in the color scheme:


But the hidden clues become even more ovious when compared side-by-side with the actual icons:


We further did a bit more editing on the image, which, without a doubt, shows the Music app icon in its entirety.


The stretched icons hint at a taller iPhone, which is of course in sync with the rumors and leaks that we’ve seen till now.

We’re blown away by Apple’s attention to detail.

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  • ConduciveMammal

    Damn, he must be autistic or some sh*t to be able to spot that haha

    • Intruder730

      Or have nothing better to do…

    • http://www.facebook.com/THExREALxTACO Jeremy Taco Patterson


      He walked up to the very bottom of the banner and looked straight up.

      Think about it, that would effectively bring the tops and bottoms much closer from the viewer’s perspective, making the tall, colorful lines look much more like squares.

  • Mc Fly

    The greeenone is the phone icon…..

    • http://rounak.me/ Rounak Jain

      but it’s not completely green, there’s a little blue below

  • Alan

    Wow! I thought it was pretty lame that Apple used a similar banner as the one used for the iPad event in March. Hats off to folks at Apple who thought of this one and the guy who spotted it.

  • Melapela Tuvieja

    You know what I hate about this website? The name….. Because for the past 3 months I haven’t gotten 1 decent hack for my iPhone, he’ll if I wanted rumors I’d go to Macrumors.com or 9-5mac…. Pathetic..

    • http://www.iphonehacks.com iPhoneHacks

      We cannot do much about the name, but we have covered everything about Apple ever since we launched.

      You should check this category page, quite a few good jailbreak tweaks and apps have been released in the last 3 months: http://www.iphonehacks.com/jailbreak-apps

      In fact, the one we covered yesterday was quite cool: http://www.iphonehacks.com/2012/09/ws-wallpaper-brings-android-like-scrollable-wallpapers-to-iphone.html

    • defmad

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  • Jeremy Taco Patterson

    Bet y’all $1 the “mystery” icon is Apple’s new Maps App.

    • Rudy

      No we already know what it looks like and it doesn’t look like that

  • nick

    ofcourse this could mean wider screen as well.