Here's How Icons Will Look On The New iPhone Home Screen

Here's How Icons Will Look On The New iPhone Home Screen

One of the most anticipated new changes to the upcoming iPhone is a taller 4-inch screen— up from the 3.5-inch on the current and all previous gens. The new display will reportedly have a resolution of 640 x 1136. So what happens when you take the developers build of iOS 6, the operating system of the next iPhone, and tell it to run at the new resolution? 9to5 Mac ran a test and got some revealing results.

At 640 x 1136, iOS 6 scales to allow five icons per row, compared to the standard of four icons-per row that has been in place on all previous generations of the iPhone. And if you run the latest version of iOS 5 at the same resolution? No scaling takes place. It sticks to four icons and just spaces the rows out.

So it looks like iOS 6 was specifically designed to run on a taller screen. Only about a month now until we see that screen in all its glory.

[via 9to5 Mac]

Tags: new-iphone, ios-6
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