Apple didn’t mention any new hardware during its WWDC 2014 keynote on Monday, but the company may have confirmed rumors of a larger iPhone 6 with a new version of its Xcode simulator. A screenshot from the Xcode 6 beta obtained by French blog Mac4Ever reveals new options for a “Resizable iPhone” and a “Resizable iPad.”
Xcode 6 doesn’t refer to any upcoming iPhones or iPads by name, but the added ability to resize your apps to any dimension suggests we could be seeing even more size options in Apple’s upcoming iOS lineup than we thought. We’re expecting Apple to announce a 4.7-inch iPhone 6 this fall and maybe even a 5.5-inch phablet in late 2014. This way developers can start prepping their apps for these new smartphones without issuing an official confirmation.
The news also has us thinking rumors of a larger iPad could be true, though up until now there’s been little reason to believe Apple would actually release a 12 or 13-inch tablet. Now it looks like the alleged iPad Pro could be real, though it’s also possible Apple slipped that option in just to throw us off the scent. We won’t know anything for sure until Apple unveils its new product lineup later this year, but it’s starting to look like the company’s commitment to offering just a few size options could be coming to an end.