For the sake of argument let’s take it as a given that the next iPhone will sport an 1136 × 640 display, with the same 326 pixels-per-inch resolution as the iPhone 4 and 4S, the same width, but an extra 176 pixels in height, changing the aspect ratio from 3:2 to 16:9.
Let’s further assume that this new iPhone will not be announced until later this year, say, around October, just like the 4S last year. How might Apple get developers on the right track to support a new aspect ratio at WWDC next month while maintaining their standard radio silence regarding as-yet-unannounced products?
Ben and I, while recording The B&B Podcast live, were in the middle of talking about this exact issue when John posted his article. Ben doesn’t think there will be a bigger-screened iPhone this year, and I’m skeptical about it but, as John says, there’s an awful lot of smoke for there not to be fire.