Although Apple has not made any official announcements about it iPhone 5 yet, it is almost given that it will feature a 4 inch display. What we don’t know for sure is how things will look on the larger screen.
iPhone 5 Screenshot
We have recently found out that the next operating system, iOS 6 that is expected to launch simultaneously with the iPhone 5, is scalable to 640 x 1136 resolution! This is the expected screen resolution of the iPhone 5! It is worth noting that this was found to be the only resolution on which we can see 5 rows of icons on the home screen properly. Any other resolution would simply lead to breaking the display pattern. This is some clear cut proof that the iPhone 5 will have a 640×1136 resolution display.
If you are not a developer, then these numbers probably mean nothing to you. This is why people at 9to5Mac worked with a well-known iOS developer and creating a number of images of iOS apps on 640 x 1136 resolution using iOS 6 simulator. This should help you get the picture of how things will be like with the iPhone 5. Checkout the pictures below.
iPhone 5 Screenshots:
Notice how the apps are scaled to fit the new resolution and how the home screen folders scale themselves to accommodate 16 apps instead of 12.
Not all apps are scalable, for instance apps like Calculator and Voice memos show black bars on the top and bottom of the app. Apple must have some solutions for those. We’ll just have to wait and see.
Stay tuned for more about iPhone 5.
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