Larger iPhone, iPad hinted by Xcode 6 beta
A screenshot of the Xcode 6 beta has dropped perhaps the biggest hint on larger sizes for upcoming iOS devices.
Xcode is a suite of software used for developing apps for iOS and OS X, with the latest iteration, the beta version of 6, released at Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference 2014 recently. The screenshot courtesy of the French blog, Mac4ever, displayed the options “Resizable iPhone” and “Resizeable iPad’. The presence of these two options suggests that Apple are enabling the development of apps to fit the new resolutions, which means that we would not have to wait too long to see the new devices.
Rumors have been circulating for a while about larger iOS devices, most prominently the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 and a larger 5.5-inch variant. There is also talk of larger tablets, including a potential 12 or 13-inch iPad Pro.
The inclusion of the resizable iPhone and iPad functions in the Xcode 6 beta is perhaps the closest thing to a confirmation that Apple is developing larger, high resolution devices in the not too distant future.