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An observant iPhone addict would probably know that the best way to know if the next iPhone model is on its way to unveiling is by looking into the rumor mill. While it can be said that Apple rumors are the worst sources of information, it still creates a pattern to follow as the time goes by. For one thing, you’ll notice that in the early stages of rumor spreading the details of the story are vague and the sources usually from unknown people who are said to have some knowledge on the tech giant’s plans. As the possible release date comes nearer, iPhone gossip tends to get more detailed, proof-ready and analyst-approved than before. The closer the release date is, the more people are inclined to hear iPhone gossip andor 4S. We believe this is that time of the year; when sources seem very sure of themselves and the press seems very sure of their sources while the rest of the world continues to doubt.
Well here’s a piece of gossip that gives us the impression we truly are getting nearer to the iPhone 5 release. Apparently, people from 9to5mac.com believe they have finally found some proof that the next generation iPhone will have a bigger and taller screen. Apparently, the iOS 6 developer’s kit from the WWDC allows for a scalable setting for a 640 x 1136 resolution display. The said resolution settings were first rumored last May and were ‘confirmed’ by leaked photos of iPhone housings where the screen is taller horizontally when compared to the iPhone 4S. Bet you’d want to now that the next one is better!
9to5mac reported that they used the iOS Simulator on the iOS 6 developer’s tools at the resolution stated in most early rumors. A comparison of the current iOS 5.1 and the beta versions iOS 6 showed four rows of apps on the home screen for the former. Meanwhile, on the iOS 6, the home screen featured five complete rows for the apps. The site also included screenshots to show the differences between the iOS 5 and iOS 6. The simulator still cannot display five rows of icons clearly and correctly at the 640 x 1136 resolution. While these tests are not yet considered concrete proof that we will be seeing an iPhone 5 with a tall screen, it could be a premise of something better for the unveiling of the next iPhone.
Full size version of the iOS 6 640 x 1136 screenshot
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Meanwhile, iPhone addicts are getting ready to anytime now to make way for an iPhone 5. Right now, experts say consumers are slowing down immensely from buying new products as seen in Apple’s Q3 revenue reports. And while it is understandable that people are still savoring their devices for a couple of months until something newer and bigger comes our way, we all have to remember that Apple has a reputation for slashing the process once a new product is launched. If that’s the case, iPhone 4 owners may want to , 4S and 3GS right now before they lose value completely.