Xcode 6 Allows Developers to Test Larger iPhone and iPad Screen Sizes

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    With the release of Xcode 6 today after Worldwide Developer Conference, developers have found an option within Xcode to size apps for devices referred to as "Resizable iPhone" and "Resizable iPad", as pointed out by Mac4Ever [Google Translate]. The option is next to other Apple devices, including iPad Air, iPhone 5s, and iPad Retina.

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    The options are likely to enable developers to start developing apps that fit on the rumored larger 4.7 and 5.5 inch screens of the iPhone 6 and, perhaps, the rumored 12-inch iPad Pro. Another photo of the Xcode simulator shows the difference between an app visually optimized for an older iPhone in what appears to be the resolution for one of the two iPhone 6 models.

    It's not yet known what the exact resolutions are for the 4.7 and 5.5 inch iPhone 6 models or even the rumored 12-inch iPad Pro, but the "resizable" functionality would allow developers to explore building versions of their apps for larger screens that are currently available.

    Article Link: Xcode 6 Allows Developers to Test Larger iPhone and iPad Screen Sizes
     
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    Still not seeing the Xcode update in the App Store.
     
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    It's in beta right now!
     
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    So this means that we can see what the built in apps look like at other resolutions, right, including, say, Springboard?

    So we could mess around with that to see if Springboard adds additional rows and/or columns and whatnot when it's given different sizes. Maybe it'll also resize icons and stuff.
     
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    Would also be good for testing how your app looks in half-screen landscape.

    Just in case that feature gets enabled in iOS 8 or a future release.
     
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    Leaving zero doubt that we will see a larger iPhone
     
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    I believe you need OSX Yosemite.
     
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    Tell devices it's resolution.

    Sometimes, it'd be nice to tell my retina iPad to use a lower resolution, some graphical apps just display things WAY too small. (They read better on non-retina devices or sometimes even my iPhone!)

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    It's on the Dev Portal, not on the App Store ...
     
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    SWEET!

    Now I can develop for the iPhone 4S and the iPhone 5/5C/5S....

    AT THE SAME TIME!
     
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    Clearly, the most exciting announcement is this resizable iPhone and iPad hardware! How DO they do it?!
     
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    As a non-developer I hope I'm able to get the Yosemite beta sooner rather than later.
     
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    Oh sweet. I made a comment earlier about the possible iPhone 6 and realized that Apple had for two years now, have made "Special" Fall announcements in Sept. and October. So I guess that means the iPhone 6 and the possible iWatch……. ?????
     
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    They said there would be a public beta program for OSX. So you will get your Yosemite, no worries.

    EDIT: public beta will be limited to the first 1M users. So be quick :)
     
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    Maybe for one-handed capability

    Hmmm... how about resizing 4.7" or 5.5" screen to 4" to allow one-handed operation--maybe with an edge gesture or tilt-n-shake?
     
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    No, you really don't want b1 or b2 unless you are installing into a VM or on a separate machine.
     
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    Done :D.
     
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    Looks like they're bringing at least 1 iPad feature to the iPhone.

    This should be like the preferences/Mail app on the iPadbut for the iPhone.

    https://developer.apple.com/library...html#//apple_ref/occ/cl/UISplitViewController
     
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    Huh? iOS doesn't use pixel mapping, so I don't think this can be true. Apps are displayed exactly the same, whether it's retina or not.
     

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