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Apple Code Hints That Bigger iPhones and iPads Are On The Way

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Yesterday, Apple pushed out a beta for its latest suite of developer tools, Xcode 6. And inside, there's new functionality that hints at iPads and iPhones of varying screen sizes and resolutions. It's just the latest evidence that new hardware is on the way soon.


The Xcode development environment allows you to set the model device you're using in its iOS simulator tool, and the eagle-eyed folks at at Mac4Ever spotted two new settings for a resizable iPhone and iPad (see the above image from Apple Insider). This suggests that when Apple gets around to refreshing its product lines later this year, we'll see phones and tablets with new screen sizes.

Of course, it's pretty obvious that Apple was going to refresh its hardware. It's mostly just exciting to find hints of what's to come buried like nuggets of gold in this beta software. [Mac4Ever via Apple Insider and 9to5Mac]

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Bobby Stanley

This doesn't mean what you think it means.

Are physical size refreshes coming? Yes. Has nothing to do with that hook.

Resizable means not static. Means not full screen, or so that you can change the size without restarting the simulator.