OK – sorry about that, I couldn’t resist.
9to5Mac have a post up today with a good set of screenshots showing some deeper bits of the iPad UI. They include the beauty shown above, the optional battery percentage indicator in the status bar. You know, the one that Apple lets iPhone 3GS users have, but deems just too magical for older model iPhones. Lucky for us, the iPad makes it into the battery %age club.
For several more good screenies showing ‘tidbits’ of the iPad interface, check out 9to5Mac’s article here:
The image above shows the Pages word processing app on the iPad, part of the iWork suite for iPad. The tool shown in the image is apparently called the Document Navigator, and looks extremely useful.
It’s one of many iPad UI (user interface) elements that are highlighted and discussed at an excellent Flickr set created by Frasier Speirs, a Mac software developer. The Flickr set contains over 50 images and features notes on some of the fine details of the new iPad interface. The images were all culled from public sources (mostly Apple videos) and they really offer a fascinating look at some of the details of the iPad UI. If you have a chance, the set if well worth a good long look through:
As developers continue to dissect the iPad SDK we’re gradually learning more and more about what it contains, and what’s different on the iPad to what we’re used to on the iPhone OS.
Here’s an interesting one – it appears that six icons can fit on the iPad dock. A whopping 50% improvement over the iPhone :) I wonder whether Apple will allow for any user choice in this area. He mentioned at the iPad launch event that we can ‘change the home screen’ – so can we select whether we want 4,5,6 or more icons in the dock?
I’d love to see a bit of the Infinidock concept make it onto the iPad. That’s an iPhone jailbreak app that provides an endless, scrollable (swipeable) dock, where you can choose how many icons you want to see per home screen.