Apple's Upcoming 6.5-Inch OLED 'iPhone X Plus' to Support iPad-Style Landscape Mode

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Rumors have suggested Apple's upcoming 6.5-inch OLED iPhone, which can be thought of as an "iPhone X Plus" device, will feature a screen resolution of 2688 x 1242 with somewhere around 450 pixels per inch. Comparatively, the current 5.8-inch iPhone X features a screen resolution of 2436 x 1125, and the second-generation device is expected to use the same display.

As with Apple's plus-sized iPhones, the extra screen real estate of the larger 6.5-inch device will enable an iPad-style landscape mode that offers up more available information in apps like Mail, Contacts, Calendar, and Stocks when viewed in landscape orientation.


This has been confirmed in data gathered by Brazilian site iHelpBR from the most recent beta versions of iOS 12 and Xcode. The site forced the iOS Simulator tool to run at a resolution of 2688 x 1242 with a PPI of 458 and found that many native apps have been adapted with landscape mode features appropriate for a larger device.

In screenshots, the Contacts and Calendar apps, for example, both feature iPad-style layouts that are currently used in plus-sized devices like the iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 7 Plus, and iPhone 8 Plus.


This suggests that Apple plans to treat the "iPhone X Plus" as it does the other larger-screened Plus devices, taking full advantage of the extra display area, and it also confirms that the upcoming device is likely to use the rumored 2688 x 1242 resolution.

Apple first introduced the new landscape mode features in iOS 8 alongside the release of the iPhone 6 Plus, the first larger-screened Plus sized device that Apple launched. Since then, the feature has been limited to the larger iPhone models.

Though the iPhone X's 5.8-inch display is bigger diagonally than the 5.5-inch display of the iPhone 8 Plus and prior plus-sized iPhones, it did not adopt the iPad-like landscape mode features.

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pi.mont

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After a 6 plus, 6s Plus and 8 plus, I gave up on the iPad style landscape mode for these larger phones. After all these years they have dragged their feet on bringing this across the board with popular apps like Phone and Music.
 

YaBoiD

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Still no side-by-side multitasking for apps....still hoping they announce that feature. That and picture & picture for things like video and even FaceTime. I'm really tired of anytime you leave the FaceTime app during a video chat, it pauses the screen.
 
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D.T.

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I always thought Apple left a lot of potential functionality on the table with the Plus phones "landscape mode". Now with the X+, maybe we'll get more landscape options, even some kind of mini split/window mode (that's a decent amount of display area).

Will it be close to the width of the 6/7/8 plus?
Assuming it's still what we determined months ago, it should wind up being very close in physical dimensions to a current Plus phone. :)
 

fokmik

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Old news....since every iphone plus got this..it was normal that the new design of the upcoming iphone plus to have it...otherwise was a no seller
 
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spinedoc77

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It's too small for that.
Nah, plenty of room. If anything they need MORE information on screen. I kicked Apple's calendar to the curb a LONG time ago, I just didn't get very much useful info from it at a glance. I've been using Awesome Cal which lets you have a month view and shows every single appointment for each day in the month. Not those stupid dots Apple has, you can actually see the text of each event stacked in each day. This is on an iPhone X which has pretty much the same screen as the non plus 7/8 when you factor in the dev guidelines on where information can go. I'd put up a screen shot, but am too lazy to blur out all my events.

I have no issue seeing this, and I have crappy old eyes, although I'm temporarily cured as I just got fitted with some nice presbyopia multifocal contacts.
 
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oddiecz

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I remember when this wan announced with the 6 Plus. Back when we thought Apple would eventually do so much more with the Plus form factor.
 
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oddiecz

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I always thought Apple left a lot of potential functionality on the table with the Plus phones "landscape mode". Now with the X+, maybe we'll get more landscape options, even some kind of mini split/window mode (that's a decent amount of display area).
I was expecting split window mode with the iPhone X. At least vertically.
 

now i see it

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Nobody wants to rotate their iPhone to landscape to use stock apps. I doubt many people do. I have a plus phone and I've completely forgotten about landscape use. But it's a nice software feature to have I guess.
 
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vance1958

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Looks like it will be 16 x 9 HD ratio then, and still have room for the notch. A better TV watching experience...
 

kagharaht

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If its thinner, lighter and still fit my front pocket or suite breast pocket, I would buy it.