The 5.5-Inch iPhone Could Run Apps In An iPad-Like Landscape Mode

The 5.5-Inch iPhone Could Run Apps In an iPad-Like Landscape Mode

If we get a massive 5.5-inch iPhone 6 this Tuesday, wouldn't it make sense if the apps that ran in landscape mode had dual panes, just like on an iPad? The ever-reliable Mark Gurman of 9to5 Mac thinks they just might.

Gurman has posted some screenshots sent to him by developer Steven Troughton-Smith, who altered a few key Apple apps like Calendar, Game Center and Contacts in the iOS simulator to run at 736 points x 414 points, a resolution that is widely believed to be what the 5.5-inch iPhone will have.

The concepts, as you can see in the screenshots below, are plausible enough to be real:

You could view individual contact cards right next to your list of contacts

The 5.5-Inch iPhone Could Run Apps In an iPad-Like Landscape Mode

Game Center looks a lot more useful

The 5.5-Inch iPhone Could Run Apps In an iPad-Like Landscape Mode

Gurman says that this technology, known as "Adaptive UI", is already built in to iOS 8 and was discussed by Apple at a session in WWDC earlier this year. [9to5Mac]

Screenshots courtesy: 9to5Mac/Steven Troughton-Smith

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