New 4″ iPhone: All But Confirmed

Mark Gurman for 9to5Mac:

Thanks to some tweaks to the iOS Simulator application that is included in the iOS development tools, we were able to run the simulator at the rumored next-generation iPhone display resolution of 640 x 1136…The iOS 5.1 simulator displayed the home screen with a stretched set of four rows of icons…iOS 6 displayed five complete rows.

Adding the extra row for apps isn’t revolutionary or surprising. And that’s fine. I don’t think Apple is going to try to sell this larger sized screen as either.

Rather, I think it’s going to be what Apple decides to do with this extra space that has the potential to be a big reveal. These extra pixels, when running previous resolution apps, is the talk of the town right now. And if Apple can find a new and interesting way to deal with this extra space, alleviating designer/developer headache while providing extra value to the user, then we’ll have something noteworthy.

This news alone is kinda boring.

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