No, it's literally as simple as the above.Text size can be independently controlled though, so it's not quite as simple as the above. I like the zoomed view (because the icon sizing and spacing looks more natural to me), in conjunction with text size at the smallest setting.
Yes and no. In zoomed mode the text can go as small as standard mode, which is important to me. I want the screen real estate for browsing, email etc, but icon wise it looks better to me in zoomed mode, because there is less empty space. It would perhaps be better still if we had 5 columns and 7 rows of icons (or an option for it) on a plus though!No, it's literally as simple as the above.
You can override text sizes in both modes, but that's a separate function.
Yes, but you're still getting an iPhone 5 layout. If having bigger icons floats your boat, then have at it, but it seems strange to gimp the whole phone UI for the sake of the home screen icon sizes.Yes and no. In zoomed mode the text can go as small as standard mode, which is important to me.
On the whole, there is more empty space in zoomed mode. The text slider only controls certain kinds of text boxes.I want the screen real estate for browsing, email etc, but icon wise it looks better to me in zoomed mode, because there is less empty space.
It's for anyone who wants the UI to be bigger rather than denser.Everybody has the choice though of course - worth pointing out that zoomed mode isn't just for older folk with poor eyesight though
Zoomed mode is the iPhone 5 layout. Everything is just 15% bigger physically. It looks and behaves exactly as an iPhone 5. If you change the text size slider, it still looks and behaves exactly as an iPhone 5 except with resized text.
- Standard view has seven rows of home screen icons. Zoom has six.
- Standard mode uses 667x375 points (1334x750@2x) on iPhone 6. Zoomed mode uses 568x320 points (1136x640@2x), identical to the iPhone 5.
- Standard mode will include updated layouts for apps, but falls back to iPhone 5 layouts if no update. Zoom will always use the iPhone 5 layout regardless.
- A text slider can be used to change font sizes for system textboxes. It does not change the layout. If you choose to use a smaller font size, you're getting an iPhone 5 workspace with smaller text, not an iPhone 6 layout with bigger icons.
You're not currently noticing much of a difference because very few apps have an iPhone 6 layout, so most of them are running in zoom mode individually (watch the status bar as you enter and exit apps).
Edit: this is all assuming the 4.7" iPhone 6. If you've got a Plus, then it's recreating the iPhone 6 layout in zoom mode rather than the 5.
It's not just you. Almost all apps run in zoomed mode right now because developers have not gotten the iOS 8/iPhone 6 features coded and into updated versions. There is no "standard" mode for apps that haven't been optimized yet, so they always fall back to the best version in the bundle (right now, those are the iPhone 5/5S layouts).
For the apps that are updated (the home screen, some of the Apple apps [Messages, Mail], and a few third party apps like CNN), you'll get the iPhone 6 version when running in zoomed mode on the 6+. This means that instead of 736x414 points (2208x1242@3x), you'll be working with 667x375 points. iPhone 6+ only features, like landscape home screen, landscape split views, will not work because they are coded only for the 736-point canvas.This is great, thanks. What I don't understand (I have a 6+) is how can it recreate the 6 layout if apps are really only designed for the 5 at this point.
They don't have to, but they can. They can use autolayout tools, build custom layouts for each screen size, or build a single interface with responsive graphics. If you want to do everything pixel-perfect manually, there are now 6 iOS 8 screen sizes:Does that mean developers have to build in support for the 6 and 6+ layouts in addition to the 5? So you could run a game on 4 different phones and might see different options?