5.5" iPhone 6 to run iOS optimized for landscape apps
The upcoming 5.5" Apple iPhone 6 will ship running iOS 8 and the company could potentially make use of the larger screen and make it run apps in landscape. Using the Apple SDK iOS simulator, developer Steven Troughton-Smith has managed to run it at 736 points x 414 pixels (1472 x 828 at 2x or 2208 x 1242 at 3x) and shared screenshots.
As you can see from the screenshots, the 5.5" iPhone 6 could embrace its phablet spirit and provide a more productive app layout when used in landscape. The dual-pane interface is more akin to the iOS look on iPads, too. Apple talked about the feature, called Adaptive UI, at a WWDC 2014 developer session.
The 5.5" model of the iPhone 6 is expected to arrive later than the 4.7" model, but would feature more powerful internals. It is also rumored to come with a different touch module. This unconfirmed piece of information falls in line with a past report, which suggests that the larger iPhone device will tote a sapphire display, while the 4.7” model won’t.