How to Adjust the Resolution of the iPhone Simulator to 1136x640
Earlier today, my friend Peter Steinberger asked if there is a way to tweak the iOS simulator device size. So I investigated, and found a pretty elegant solution. Without further ado, here is how to change the size of the iOS simulator in order to test your apps in resolutions never seen before.The instructions are relatively simple, requiring the download of a small text file, and an editing of plist file. The hack is said to work on Xcode 4.4.1+ and the iPhone 5.1 Simulator with the iPhone (Retina) device.
It seems that except for Springboard, developer's apps will only get the new size in iOS 5/5.1 with this hack. Screenshot of it in action (top right) by @steipete.