The iPhone has always had a display that measures 3.5 inches diagonally, with an aspect ratio of 3:2, although that is expected to change when Apple releases its sixth-generation iPhone in the Fall. In fact, the smartphone could drop as soon as September 12th, which is already fast approaching. Whenever the new iPhone arrives, it is expected to have a taller display that measures approximately 4 inches diagonally with a 16:9 aspect ratio.
A few days ago, it was discovered that the latest builds of iOS 6 already recognize and are capable of running on a taller iPhone display. Apple’s official iPhone simulator tool can be scaled to a resolution of 1,136 x 640 pixels and, when done so, iOS 6 and several native apps are already optimized to display properly on the taller display. Essentially, this means that Apple has already done the legwork to ensure that apps function properly on a taller iPhone.
iOS hacker and tech enthusiast Sonny Dickson has posted some screenshots that show just what apps look like on the taller iPhone display, along with a screenshot of the new home screen with an additional row of icons. The apps scale quite nicely to the taller iPhone, which means that fragmentation likely won’t be an issue between different iPhone models and other iOS devices. Take a look at the complete screenshot gallery after the jump.