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Watch out, the iPhone 5 may have a 5th row of apps!

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Watch out, the iPhone 5 may have a 5th row of apps!
We've been wondering what kind of tricks the new iPhone would have up its sleeve, and we may have just come across some definitive proof that the device will be called the iPhone 5, which could be in reference to having 5 rows of apps per home screen. Okay, that's really not true at all. We still have no idea what the name of the device will be, but it does look like there will be a 5th row of apps on each home screen. 

Watch out, the iPhone 5 may have a 5th row of apps!
We've already seen the physical mockups of the device, which point towards the device being taller, but a bit thinner than its predecessors, so the extra row of apps makes sense. Apparently, someone was playing around in Xcode and found that by setting the resolution to 640 x 1136 or higher, the default setup of the home screen changes from 4 rows of icons to 5. This only happened with the iOS 6 emulator though, with the iOS 5.1 emulator the default was 4 rows of apps with extra space in between. 

So, that seems to point to the next iPhone having at least a 640 x 1136 resolution, but we'd expect Apple to hit the 720 pixel mark on the width in order to be able to market the device as HD. Still, it's good to know that even though we still haven't seen any evidence of a widget/live tile competitor from Apple, the company is going to put even more app icons on the screen. 

source: 9to5Mac

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posted on 07 Aug 2012, 20:31 51

1. SonyFTW2020 (Posts: 305; Member since: 03 May 2012)


O WOW! another row of icons wow that's MIND BLOWING APPLE!!

posted on 07 Aug 2012, 20:34 30

2. MeoCao (unregistered)


haha, Apple is going to change the World with it.

posted on 07 Aug 2012, 20:52 19

16. buggerrer (Posts: 288; Member since: 21 Sep 2011)


again!

posted on 07 Aug 2012, 22:25 20

52. jroc74 (Posts: 4974; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


This changes everything.

Again.

posted on 07 Aug 2012, 23:08 14

58. bobfreking55 (Posts: 866; Member since: 15 Jul 2011)


and again.

posted on 08 Aug 2012, 10:50 2

99. maxme2050 (Posts: 7; Member since: 08 Aug 2012)


changes what exactly .... i have this for years on samsung galaxy

posted on 08 Aug 2012, 02:37 15

83. abdane (Posts: 476; Member since: 07 Oct 2011)


ANDROID IS DOOMED !!! :(
lmao

posted on 08 Aug 2012, 11:16

101. HTCFreak (Posts: 150; Member since: 17 Jul 2010)


Seriously people, first you said it needed a 5th row and that it will finally have it, you are laughing at it? Tsss, trolls --'

posted on 07 Aug 2012, 20:40 8

6. The_Godfather (Posts: 158; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)


lolzzzz

posted on 07 Aug 2012, 20:46 21

12. md227a (Posts: 126; Member since: 20 Mar 2012)


Its revolutionary!

posted on 07 Aug 2012, 20:47 17

13. OptimusOne (Posts: 694; Member since: 22 May 2012)


iphone original: decent phone
iphone 3g: has 3g
iphone 3gs: 3.2 megapixel camera+600MHz CPU and double the RAM at 256MB
iphone 4:retina display+multitasking+5 megapixel camer +front camera+new design
iphone 4s: 8 megapixel camera and gimmicky siri new notifications
iphone 5: 5 row homescreen, 4 inch screen

I see why people reasons to buy the first 5 iphones, but not the sixth one

posted on 07 Aug 2012, 23:40 14

63. 305Bucko (Posts: 506; Member since: 07 Aug 2011)


You forgot to add that the 3GS let you finally copy and paste AND send MMS =O

Cant wait for these NEW iOS6 features! 5 ROWS!

oooh and iOS6 promises to bring an "ignore" feature when people call !!!!!!!!

its the future... again!

posted on 08 Aug 2012, 00:01 12

67. ObjectivismFTW (Posts: 211; Member since: 03 Jul 2012)


But its not over yet !!!! Apple has decided to employ widge- oh wait not yet...

posted on 08 Aug 2012, 02:20 4

82. Lucas777 (Posts: 2137; Member since: 06 Jan 2011)


oh thats cool, rate a phone on two of its supposed features…

its not like its unannounced yet or anything…

posted on 08 Aug 2012, 03:11 2

84. TylerGrunter (Posts: 1005; Member since: 16 Feb 2012)


I think it will be:
iphone 4gs: has 4g, 5 row homescreen, 4 inch screen

posted on 08 Aug 2012, 16:07 3

109. jtg411 (Posts: 1; Member since: 08 Aug 2012)


no such thing as iphone 4gs...just 4s. And NO....still not a 4g device, still 3g just a 4th generation iphone. hspa is like 3.5g.

posted on 08 Aug 2012, 17:19 2

111. TylerGrunter (Posts: 1005; Member since: 16 Feb 2012)


I was just saying the nex iphone won´t be
iphone 5: 5 row homescreen, 4 inch screen
but
iphone 4gs: has 4g, 5 row homescreen, 4 inch screen
Please, read the post this one answers before commenting...

posted on 07 Aug 2012, 21:06 22

24. Jasonhunterx (Posts: 110; Member since: 20 Jul 2011)


Had that since Android 2.1

posted on 08 Aug 2012, 02:04 4

80. Lift_Off (Posts: 152; Member since: 04 Apr 2012)


iphone has had "Project Butter" since 2007 :)

posted on 08 Aug 2012, 04:14 13

87. MistB (Posts: 574; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)


But the IPhone didn't have Copy Paste, front facing camera which was included on earlier Nokia Phones since 2003.

posted on 08 Aug 2012, 07:26 3

91. OptimusOne (Posts: 694; Member since: 22 May 2012)


you apple idiots.

you can't just have any fast device and call it project butter

its a colection of specific enhancements. that include vysync on, and triple buffering. that work tegether to produce an image on the screen that doesn't lag at all and it is directlly in line to your fingers

iphone never had that. iphone was just fast because the software was so empty. and bland

posted on 09 Aug 2012, 01:51

114. Lift_Off (Posts: 152; Member since: 04 Apr 2012)


no matter how complicated your "Project Butter" is, I've still been able to use a smooth device that performs all the functions I need it to in an efficient way, and android hasn't.

posted on 11 Aug 2012, 01:57 1

116. jacko1977 (Posts: 394; Member since: 11 Feb 2012)


that crashs more

and if i use ilauncher my android runs smoother too pfft just icons is all the ijunk is

posted on 11 Aug 2012, 03:44

117. Lift_Off (Posts: 152; Member since: 04 Apr 2012)


i hope you're not serious lol

posted on 12 Aug 2012, 16:19 1

120. tedkord (Posts: 4960; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


Maybe, because your needs are simple. The iPhone has never performed all the functions I need. Android has. And these days it does them all as smoothly as gOOD.

posted on 07 Aug 2012, 22:00 9

42. OptimusOne (Posts: 694; Member since: 22 May 2012)


i want to see what taco says about this

posted on 19 Aug 2012, 10:37

123. Raymond_htc (Posts: 430; Member since: 06 Apr 2012)


dont forget galitoking!

posted on 07 Aug 2012, 22:01 10

43. -box- (Posts: 3823; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)


OMFGROFLCOPTERSMORGASBORD It's so innovative and revolICONary. Mind is blown. I surrender to this new game-changing magical revolution

posted on 07 Aug 2012, 22:39 9

54. iWorld (Posts: 85; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)


Android launchers allow much more customization

posted on 08 Aug 2012, 00:51 5

70. CharlieAtInfinity (Posts: 253; Member since: 10 Apr 2012)


THIS IS REVOLUTIONARY ISN'T IT?? haha

posted on 08 Aug 2012, 01:12 5

72. Mittal (Posts: 429; Member since: 14 Dec 2011)


Man! how do they do it???

posted on 08 Aug 2012, 02:05 4

81. joey_sfb (Posts: 3003; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


Its magical!!

posted on 08 Aug 2012, 10:00 2

95. glentomas123 (Posts: 70; Member since: 01 Jun 2011)


I hope someone sues apple for having 5 rows of icons!!!

posted on 12 Aug 2012, 12:14 1

119. krikkrac (Posts: 1; Member since: 12 Aug 2012)


that would be too funny

posted on 08 Aug 2012, 10:52

100. maxme2050 (Posts: 7; Member since: 08 Aug 2012)


ohhhh another raw realy mind blowing ...OMG....this is very very saddd realy i feel bad for you ,,,,,, i have this for years on my galaxy s2 phone...

posted on 07 Aug 2012, 20:37 6

4. MeoCao (unregistered)


I expect Apple to have some unrevealed killer feature like Siri was not announced until iPhone 4S introduction.

lets see what Apple has in store.

posted on 07 Aug 2012, 21:58 6

40. OptimusOne (Posts: 694; Member since: 22 May 2012)


even though I don't like apple, I still think they "probably" have something a little bit better. if not. well it would be pathetic

I can't wait to see tim cook say "in the new iphone 4s+, one of the major improvements is now you can have 5 rows of icons!"

posted on 07 Aug 2012, 22:24 4

51. MeoCao (unregistered)


I dislike Apple now b-c they stop innovating and try to stop others from doing it by throwing ridiculous law suits left and right.

But if Apple can come up with something spectacular then we must give credit to them.

posted on 07 Aug 2012, 20:39 8

5. The_Godfather (Posts: 158; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)


Isn't gonna make any difference even if you introduce 6th row now. Their game is over :)

posted on 07 Aug 2012, 20:40 7

7. mhiharis (Posts: 14; Member since: 27 Apr 2012)


wOw..............it seems like apple is the first who will introduce 5th row of application.......................what a jock...............................:O

posted on 07 Aug 2012, 20:49 7

14. OptimusOne (Posts: 694; Member since: 22 May 2012)


launcher pro doing that since 2008

posted on 07 Aug 2012, 20:40 9

8. Ubi2447 (Posts: 131; Member since: 14 Feb 2012)


SO innovative.

posted on 07 Aug 2012, 20:41 7

9. PAPINYC (banned) (Posts: 2315; Member since: 30 Jul 2011)


Well color me with iEnvy and 'stop the presses'!

posted on 07 Aug 2012, 20:43 2

10. Ridwan.yahya (Posts: 19; Member since: 05 Apr 2012)


C'mon guys, don't bother to comment in this news, even only sarcasm comment.. it's only shows our hatred toward Ap**e..

posted on 07 Aug 2012, 20:44 6

11. SonyFTW2020 (Posts: 305; Member since: 03 May 2012)


yea but we like to reinforce how lame they REALLY are........ :)

posted on 07 Aug 2012, 21:00 7

21. Ridwan.yahya (Posts: 19; Member since: 05 Apr 2012)


i know,.. here comes the sarcasm festival.... but the funny thing is, the news headline is sarcasm too... +1 Michael H :)

posted on 07 Aug 2012, 21:45

36. OptimusOne (Posts: 694; Member since: 22 May 2012)


that justifies our sarcasm

posted on 07 Aug 2012, 20:51

15. ae4ever (Posts: 5; Member since: 08 Feb 2012)


LMFAO!!!!!

posted on 07 Aug 2012, 20:54

19. SonyFTW2020 (Posts: 305; Member since: 03 May 2012)


hahahahaha

posted on 07 Aug 2012, 20:52

17. OptimusOne (Posts: 694; Member since: 22 May 2012)


I'd love to see them use the extra room for widgets

posted on 08 Aug 2012, 04:57

88. smartphonemad (Posts: 42; Member since: 10 Jul 2012)


And then have Google woop their ass in court for copying.. that would be amazing! :D

posted on 07 Aug 2012, 20:54 2

18. Yummy (Posts: 117; Member since: 28 Mar 2012)


Wow that is the most innovative thing I have ever heard of

posted on 07 Aug 2012, 20:54 2

20. Stoli89 (Posts: 333; Member since: 28 Jun 2010)


Look out SAMSUNG...Apple may have patented a 5th row of apps too!

posted on 07 Aug 2012, 21:03 2

22. paulyyd (Posts: 327; Member since: 08 Jan 2011)


Lol not surprised this article is by Michael heller. Can't read any of your articles without hearing a biased tone. Not professional at all if you ask me

posted on 07 Aug 2012, 21:34 10

30. wendygarett (unregistered)


r u kidding ? WE ALL LOVE MICHAEL ARTICLE!!

posted on 07 Aug 2012, 21:53 6

37. OptimusOne (Posts: 694; Member since: 22 May 2012)


well when you add in ray s, it all balances out

posted on 07 Aug 2012, 22:07 6

45. -box- (Posts: 3823; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)


Poor Michael. How often is he accused of partisanship to one side or another? Just because the article points out the ridiculousness of the unconfirmed development you take offense. If you want to see bias in an article, see Gizmodo's Sam Biddle. You'd like him. He's an articulate taco with a job, and apple can do no wrong in his eyes.

posted on 07 Aug 2012, 22:11 15

47. MichaelHeller (Posts: 2681; Member since: 26 May 2011)


I believe you're mistaking cynicism for bias. Just because I'm not overwhelmed by what iOS 6 has been showing doesn't mean I'm biased. It just means I don't find iOS 6 all that impressive.

posted on 07 Aug 2012, 23:16 5

60. paulyyd (Posts: 327; Member since: 08 Jan 2011)


Just because you didn't find it "impressive" shouldn't make it right to publish an article with a "feature" tag and a headline that yells sarcasm. Honestly, what were you trying to accomplish by publishing this article? You know, just like anyone else who will read the headline, its just a flame war waiting to happen. Congrats, you won over a couple of teenagers with a computer. Go you.

posted on 07 Aug 2012, 23:44 3

64. Aeires (unregistered)


This is the internet, try not to take it so seriously.

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