iOS 6 Supports iPhone 5’s Speculated Taller 640 x 1136 Display [SNAPSHOTS]

During these past few months, we’ve gathered a collection of evidences (1, 2 , 3) attempting to prove the next generation iPhone would have a taller screen size. Everything from leaked pictures, reports, and more has surfaced. Back in May, 9to5Mac reported that the upcoming iPhone would include a 640 x 1136 screen resolution, and they were right, verifies another report by the news outlet.

Once again, 9to5Mac took it upon themselves to tweak the iOS Simulator, testing both iOS 5.1 and iOS 6. Here are the results:

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.

So in a nutshell, iOS 5.1 would include 4 rows of icons while iOS 6 presented 5 rows of icons when tweaked to a 640 x 1136 screen resolution. Take a look at the side-by-side comparison screenshots:

Additionally, 9to5Mac found that the simulator would incorrectly display the five rows of icons at resolutions other than 640 x 1136. The source notes that, “the icons will scale to an iPad-like home screen layout, not at the proportions and spacing of the current iPhone and iPod touch display.”

Even though this doesn’t quite prove the iPhone 5 will include a taller display, it does however prove that Apple is indeed doing a test run. Do let us know your thoughts about these findings in the comments section below.

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