Next gen iPhone to have an Extra Row of App Icons on Home Screen

August 9, 2012, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

Speculations are rife that the next gen iPhone will come out at a September 12 event, though Apple is yet to confirm that. Similarly, sources claim that the upcoming iPhone will have a 4 inch display though they are not sure whether the new phone will be called iPhone 5 or something else.

Geeks who have played with the iOS6 OS which is to be the soul of the next gen iPhone, has found further evidence which suggest that the new rig will have a 4 inch display.

Though the change in the screen size was rumored earlier it was not immediately clear how the iOS interface will be affected with the increase in available space. Sources suggest that Apple may add one more row of icons on its home screen.

The enlarged screen which is expected to sport an 1136 x 640 resolution will help the iPhone maker to add an extra row to home screen, hint experts who have tried the official iOS simulator in Apple’s developer tools.

The simulator shows that the new platform from Apple allows for an upscale resolution to 1136 x 640. This in effect allows the company to add a fifth row of app icons to the home screen.

To confirm the findings, techies have also tried the same with iOS 5. It has made a slight enlargement of app space; however there was no chance of adding a fifth row to the home screen.

So the results show that iOS 6 is specially made considering the chances of an increase in the device screen size.

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