Larger display is one of the most interesting and persistent rumours which are flowing around regarding iPhone 5. And now there may actually be evidence in iOS 6 that points to a taller display, and a pixel count measuring 640 x 1136. 9 to 5 Mac’s Mark Gurman did some digging into the iOS simulator — the program that lets you test iOS apps on the Mac — and found that that resolution not only works, but seems programmed in.
The iOS 5.1 simulator displayed the home screen with a stretched set of four rows of icons. On the other hand, iOS 6 displayed five complete rows – as our sources said Apple was testing for taller iPhone displays.
Under iOS 5.1.1, scaling to a larger display result only in the same 4 rows of icons that we currently see on the iPhone Home screen. The difference in iOS 6 is that the iOS simulator will actually scale to fit a full 5 rows of icons on a display sized at 640 x 1136.