One of Apple’s biggest issues in building iPhones or iPads with different display sizes and form factors has mainly been its policy on fixed display resolution and aspect ratio for iOS. We all remember when the iPhone 5 was launched, and how we had to deal with black bars on the display while apps were updated to comply with the new standards. The same happened with the launch of the iPhone 4, where pixel resolution doubled and apps had to be updated. It seems that Apple is already working on fixing this, and new hints point to fixes soon.
Xcode 6 was just seeded to developers, and among the things that were updated, we see that Apple is taking the future of iOS’ display options seriously. We see options for a resizable iPhone and resizable iPad on display settings, which could hint to a ton of things. While we wish that this means that apps and games may be able to scale automatically, it could just be that Apple is giving these options a temporary name in order to prepare developers for the iPhone 6 and iPad Pro.
It could also be that Apple is preparing to actually make those rumors of split-screen multitasking happen, but time will tell as iOS 8 is still a work in progress.