9to5Mac has discovered something very interesting in the iOS 6 beta — that it can run a taller screen with enough room for an extra row of icons. They took the iOS simulator application, and tweaked it to run a 640×1136 display, both on the iOS 6 and iOS 5.1 versions. You can see the results above: iOS 5.1 just spaces things out, but iOS 6? It adds a whole new row of icons.
The assumption here, which seems eminently sensible, is that iOS 6 will be able to run on taller screens, which fits right in with the rumor that the new iPhone will be taller than current generations.
The vast majority of leaks up to this point have indicated that the new iPhone will have a larger screen, and this software seems to confirm it.
Great, now I’m going to have to rearrange all my apps again!