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

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. 

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



1. SonyFTW2020

Posts: 311; Member since: May 03, 2012

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

2. MeoCao unregistered

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

16. buggerrer

Posts: 306; Member since: Sep 21, 2011


52. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

This changes everything. Again.

58. bobfreking55

Posts: 866; Member since: Jul 15, 2011

and again.

99. maxme2050

Posts: 7; Member since: Aug 08, 2012

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

83. abdane

Posts: 507; Member since: Oct 07, 2011


101. HTCFreak

Posts: 156; Member since: Jul 17, 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 --'

6. The_Godfather

Posts: 196; Member since: Apr 26, 2012


12. md227a

Posts: 229; Member since: Mar 20, 2012

Its revolutionary!

13. OptimusOne

Posts: 694; Member since: May 22, 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

63. 305Bucko

Posts: 506; Member since: Aug 07, 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!

67. ObjectivismFTW

Posts: 211; Member since: Jul 03, 2012

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

82. Lucas777

Posts: 2137; Member since: Jan 06, 2011

oh thats cool, rate a phone on two of its supposed features… its not like its unannounced yet or anything…

84. TylerGrunter

Posts: 1544; Member since: Feb 16, 2012

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

109. jtg411

Posts: 1; Member since: Aug 08, 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.

111. TylerGrunter

Posts: 1544; Member since: Feb 16, 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...

24. Jasonhunterx

Posts: 111; Member since: Jul 20, 2011

Had that since Android 2.1

80. Lift_Off

Posts: 152; Member since: Apr 04, 2012

iphone has had "Project Butter" since 2007 :)

87. MistB

Posts: 581; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

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

91. OptimusOne

Posts: 694; Member since: May 22, 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

114. Lift_Off

Posts: 152; Member since: Apr 04, 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.

116. jacko1977

Posts: 428; Member since: Feb 11, 2012

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

117. Lift_Off

Posts: 152; Member since: Apr 04, 2012

i hope you're not serious lol

120. tedkord

Posts: 17452; Member since: Jun 17, 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.

42. OptimusOne

Posts: 694; Member since: May 22, 2012

i want to see what taco says about this

123. Raymond_htc

Posts: 430; Member since: Apr 06, 2012

dont forget galitoking!

43. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

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

54. iWorld

Posts: 85; Member since: Jul 05, 2012

Android launchers allow much more customization

70. CharlieAtInfinity

Posts: 253; Member since: Apr 10, 2012


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