Rumours that Apple’s soon-to-land iPhone 5 will feature a taller, four-inch display have gained extra weight this week, amid the discovery of a ‘fifth’ row of icons in the latest iOS 6 beta.
According to 9to5Mac, the app launcher in iOS 6 beta 4 can be scaled up to 640 x 1136, mooted to be the screen resolution of the iPhone 5, which shows full five rows of icons, compared to four rows that are the hallmark of existing iPhones.
However, when iOS 5.1 was run using the same resolution, it displayed four rows of icons, except with more vertical spacing, which effectively confirms Apple will finally introduce a larger screen in its sixth tilt at a smartphone.
The iPad already supports five rows of icons in portrait orientation, making it all the more likely the iPhone 5 will follow suit.
Apple is anticipated to unveil the handset on September 12th, with a release date projected a week later. Larger screen aside, the iPhone 5 is also believed to feature a slimmer design, a smaller dock connector and 4G and NFC capabilities.
See our iPhone 5 rumours round-up for a more comprehensive list of features that might be on board.