Take a look at the iPhone 5 landscape keyboard

Take a look at the iPhone 5 landscape keyboard
For the first time in history (if a time span of about 5 years can be considered "history"), the iPhone will come with a display bigger than 3.5 inches. Or so it is believed, judging by all those alleged iPhone 5 parts that have been surfacing from here and there. The next iPhone iteration is expected to have a taller, 4-inch screen with a resolution of 1136 by 640 pixels. That change will definitely result in alterations to the iOS interface, including, but not limited to a fifth row of home screen icons being added.

But what else will be tweaked? Well, the landscape on-screen keyboard will be wider as it will have to stretch across that taller screen with 16:9 ratio. In fact, we now have an better idea as to what it will look like, thanks to the guys at 9to5Mac, who provided a screenshot of the landscape keyboard taken with the iOS 6 simulator. Note that the keys are wider in the new setup, which should theoretically make typing those lengthy emails even easier. The current iPhone landscape keyboard has been added to the image as well for comparison's sake. The portrait on-screen keyboard, however, is most likely going to remain unchanged.

Of course, since iOS 6 has not been finalized yet, the landscape keyboard on the next iPhone might differ from what we see in the photos, but likely not that much. We should know for sure in about a month's time, once the iPhone 5 is revealed.

source: 9to5Mac

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1. D.Aceveda

Posts: 433; Member since: Jun 30, 2012

Amazing....Not really.

2. bohdan4ik13 unregistered


18. neutralguy

Posts: 1152; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

hahaha, so revolutionary. :)))

3. 09wbd03516

Posts: 140; Member since: May 30, 2012


17. smartphone

Posts: 160; Member since: Oct 21, 2011

exactly, this article makes no sense, when I finished the article I thought phonearena is acting like PR for Apple.

20. HTCFreak

Posts: 156; Member since: Jul 17, 2010

They still post more articles about Android than iOS, so stfu....

23. smartphone

Posts: 160; Member since: Oct 21, 2011

Android has so many OEMs and Apple is one . Apple has more article if you compare to any other manufacturer. my comment was not offensive to anyone and your use of rubbish language shows you are a10th grade child. grow up

48. E.N.

Posts: 2610; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

Considering that iPhone/iPad makes up such a large portion of today's smartphone/tablet users, you should actually expect more iOS news.

25. pkiran1996

Posts: 166; Member since: Oct 22, 2011

@HHTCFreak That's probably because iOS is limited to only one device you idiot. Obviously there's going to be more articles on android because it's available on hundreds of devices. And swearing only highlights your immaturity.

43. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

But this is pointless in my opinion

4. MeoCao unregistered


6. pokedude750

Posts: 28; Member since: Aug 10, 2012

Apple: You said our Trademarked word without a License! *Lawsuit Initiated*

5. XPERIA-KNIGHT unregistered

Look out people qwerty keyboards are making a comback.....with android that is +1 for qwerty

7. wendygarett unregistered

I'm confused... Which keyboard is better... this? or Blackberry 10??

14. PhansMuneeb

Posts: 371; Member since: Jan 28, 2012


15. PhansMuneeb

Posts: 371; Member since: Jan 28, 2012

windows phone 7/8

19. Aeires unregistered

Swiftkey app on Android.

8. lukasound

Posts: 152; Member since: Nov 16, 2011

Another article for every single part of iOS resized to a slightly different resolution? That's just weird...

44. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

There just bored n want too review their not so presious iphone 5 i meant the new iphone

10. modernkoro

Posts: 25; Member since: Jan 27, 2010

OMGGGG This is innovation!!! I've never seen any on-screen keyboard like this before. You change everything again, apple. LOL

11. The_Godfather

Posts: 196; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

lolzzzzz u guys always make me speechless with these comments :) All over again hahahahaha

21. HTCFreak

Posts: 156; Member since: Jul 17, 2010

PhoneArena made this article, not Apple --'

36. viper1983

Posts: 36; Member since: Aug 03, 2012

I'm sure Apple was out to change everything with the landscape keyboard for the bigger screen. LOL

45. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

Lmao classic

12. davenycept

Posts: 200; Member since: Jul 03, 2012

Lets chalk this up in the who cares section fanboys

13. PhansMuneeb

Posts: 371; Member since: Jan 28, 2012

Apple: we have Trademarked 4" screen with 16:9 aspect ratio.

16. PhansMuneeb

Posts: 371; Member since: Jan 28, 2012

Tomorrow we will see post on camera interface of THE NEW IPHONE...Lol

24. android8

Posts: 23; Member since: Aug 07, 2012

Another big innovation with a landscape keyboard on 4" display. Isn't it?

37. viper1983

Posts: 36; Member since: Aug 03, 2012

Another person scrutinizing apple for no apparant reason? Let me know who at apple wrote this article.

26. structureman116

Posts: 142; Member since: Sep 14, 2010

Stretching out the qwerty keyboard to fit the size of the screen? Now thats innovation Apple! You are clearly staffed with geniuses...

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