The third beta of iOS 14 contains more evidence that Apple has an iPhone with a 5.4-inch screen on the road, 9to5Mac reports.
The reasoning is a bit complicated, so put up with us. 9to5Mac bases his hunch on iOS’s Display zoom function, which you can use to make your phone’s text, buttons and icons larger. Display Zoom works by pretending that your phone has a smaller physical screen, so if you’re using an iPhone 11 Pro Max with a 6.5-inch display, Display Zoom will show the interface designed for the 5.8-inch display of the iPhone 11 Pro, essentially increasing the elements.
9to5Mac discovered a new smaller resolution in iOS 14 beta 3 that enables Display Zoom for the iPhone X, XS or 11 Pro for the first time. The screen resolution of 960 x 2079 pixels is scaled back to fit nicely into an iPhone with a 5.4-inch screen, leading 9to5Mac to speculate that Apple could have a phone with this screen size on the go.
It’s not that much to go through, but the detective work is backed up by some predictions from Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. In June last year, Kuo predicted that we would see a 5.4-inch iPhone with 5G support and an OLED screen in 2020, and earlier this year he said the phone will go into mass production in September. If you can believe the reports, the 5.4-inch iPhone could be there no less than four new iPhones will be announced later this year.