9to5Mac is reporting that they have discovered via testing with Apple’s official iOS simulator (bundled in Xcode for developers), that this build of iOS 6 is capable of scaling up to 1136×640. This new size fall in line with recent rumors, and is significantly larger than the current 960×640 displays that have been used on the iPhone 4 and 4S.
Throwing this discovery on top of all of the rumors and part leaks we’ve been seeing over the past few months, it seems all but certain that the next-generation iPhone will indeed have a new, longer, 4-inch display. Also, setting the iOS simulator at a resolution other than 1136×640 does not trigger automatic scaling. Instead, the simulator defaults to a more “iPad-like” layout.
So, with the simulator scaling nicely to the 1136×640 size, it suggests that Apple is indeed planning something with this size. Besides, all previous rumors are indicating that a longer screen is coming to the next-generation iPhone. We’ll see what Apple is up to on September 12th, the rumored date the company will be holding a media event.
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