Remember the giant ‘Retina’ in Apple’s huge event banner for the third-gen iPad? If you thought that was a subtle hint, then get ready, cause it’s even better this time around. We showed you the colorful signage Apple put up at the Yerba Buena Center over the weekend, and it sadly looked like there were no immediate iPhone 5 hints in the banner’s design. Think again.
Believe it or not, the banner currently hanging from Yerba Buena in San Francisco points to the rumored 4-inch display for the iPhone 5.
One very observant MacRumors forum member noticed a pattern in the colorful banner for Wednesday’s media event. This may sound like a stretch at first, but if you look carefully, the arrays of colors are actually stretched versions of stock iOS icons. Why would said icons be stretched? Because the iPhone 5 is expected to feature a taller, thinner 4-inch display with a 16:9 aspect ratio.
Still not convinced? Maybe this will sell you:
Of course, this theory could be completely off, or it could be a particularly great case of reading tea leaves. You be the judge.
In the spirit of this week’s big event, Graham Spencer of MacStories made an awesome wallpaper that’s inspired by Apple’s banner. Check out Spencer’s post for all of the different resolutions, including 2880×1800 for the Retina MacBook Pro.
Image: Louie Mantia.