Wednesday, August 08, 2012

New iPhone 5 resolution seems confirmed by iOS 6 developer tools

Most folks believe that Apple will release the upcoming iPhone 5 with an elongated 4-inch display with a new 640 x 1,136 resolution and 16:9 aspect ratio. While no actual confirmation is available (it is Apple, after all), Apple blog 9to5Mac has discovered that a sort of validation is available in the iOS simulator app that comes with Apple's iOS dev tools.

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With the simulator, 9to5Mac was able to "create" a 640 x 1,136 resolution screen. At that resolution, the phone would have five rows of icons stacked vertically above the dock, instead of the four displayed with the current version of iOS on the current iPhone.

Sources have already said that the iPhone 5 with its elongated screen will come with a home screen that with five rows of icons.

While not proof-positive that the iPhone 5 will come with a higher-resolution elongated screen, it is certainly a strong indication of that. The iPhone 5 won't ship without iOS 6, and vice versa. At the very least, this proves that iOS 6 can scale to the expected 640 x 1,136 resolution.

You can see an image of the expected iPhone 5 screen, here.

While there have been no announcements - yet - Apple is expected to hold an event on Sept. 12 at which the iPhone 5 will be unveiled. Also expected to be shown off at that press conference will be iOS 6 features that are iPhone 5-specific, the iPad mini with a 7.85-inch screen, a new iPod nano, a new iPod touch, and possibly a new iPad built specifically to incorporate the new, smaller dock connector that the other new devices will sport.

Other expected changes will be LTE support, a headset jack moved to the bottom of the device, a centered FaceTime camera, and a quad-core processor.

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