Cupertino asked developers to submit future icons for iOS applications at twice the current resolution.
The company has reportedly asked developers of applications to submit icons with a minimum resolution of 1024 x 1024 pixels. The current recommended is 512 x 512 pixels, but next month it will be double and the change might have two main reasons.
The first relates to the retina display of the iPad 3 which has a resolution of 2048 x 1536 pixels, making it 4 times the recommended resolution for icons, and the second reason could be related to a possible increase in resolution of the screen for the iPhone 5.
A 1136 x 640 resolution is rumored to be featured in the next iPhone, and it is more than double the recommended one for icons, which confirms the request sent by Apple.