At the iPad launch event, it was announced that we’d be able to customize home screen wallpaper on the iPad – but we haven’t seen too much more about this since then. Until now. This week, lots of folks are digging into the latest SDK beta and finding lots of new goodies. I’ve been following 9to5Mac’s reporting on this area especially closely.
Amongst those are the Photos app and the options for setting your wallpaper. In the screenshot above, you can hopefully just about see the three options at the top right of the image: Set Lock Screen, Set Home Screen, and Set Both. So we can choose to use the same image for both lock and home screens, or for both.
I know, I know – this is hardly a major new technology breakthrough, but after these last few years of the iPhone’s limits on what could be done with home screen backgrounds (unless you are jailbroken) this is a bit of sight for sore eyes.