One thing that was big just after the WWDC ’12 Keynote was how it showed “auto-layout” on the screen when it showed all the random new features coming with iOS 6. This is big because that feature would allow iOS 6 to “scale” to a bigger sized screen easier. We see this working in the new iOS 6 simulator, where if the screen is elongated using a few hacks the screen will accommodate 5 rows of icons, whereas the iOS 5 simulator will just elongate the 4 row screen with more space.
The folks over at 9to5Mac were playing around with the simulator and decided to take a look at how it would handle the keyboard. Many people like to use the landscape keyboard on iOS, and if it was going to be elongated with the bigger screen it might be a bit awkward, so instead, as you see above, the keyboard is a little elongated but actually doesn’t go edge-to-edge, making it look a little more easier to use. Hopefully this will happen with most of iOS, so that it is easier to make the transition to the bigger screen.
What do you think? Glad to see that it’s most likely getting the bigger screen? Glad to see it’s going to be easier to use? Let us know in the comments.