A number of reports have emerged online indicating that Apple is planning to launch three iPhones at its upcoming hardware launch event. Not much is known about the devices except the possible design, screen size, and the type of screen panel used in the display. Even that information is subject to change as Apple has not revealed any details. Amid all this, a new report has surfaced online hinting at possible changes on the software side of things for one of the upcoming iPhone models.
According to MacRumors, it is likely that Apple may bring the iPad-style landscape mode to its upcoming iPhone X Plus. The reason for this is the 6.5-inch OLED screen with a 2688×1242 pixels resolution along with 450PPI. In comparison, the current iPhone X comes with a 5.8-inch screen with 2436×1125 pixels resolution. This mode will provide more information on the screen in apps such as Contacts, Mail, Calendar, and Stocks when the iPhone X Plus will be in the landscape orientation.
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This is information was initially reported by iHelpBR, a Brazilian website which forced the iOS Simulator tool running the latest beta version of iOS 12 and Xcode, to run at 2688×1242 resolution with 458PPI. This iPad-style layout is already present in iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 7 Plus, and the iPhone 8 Plus. This means that iPhone X Plus will be similar to the other Plus devices that the company has launched over the years.
This report comes right after a mention of a second SIM card was spotted on the just released iOS 12 developer beta 5. The code had two references to the second SIM, the first one being the “second SIM status” and the second being “second SIM tray status.” There is another reference to a “dual sim device” in the developer beta.