This past weekend, we highlighted a couple of screenshots from a hacked version of the iOS 7 simulator that supports the iPad, and we also provided some steps to tweak the simulator yourself. Now, @SonnyDickson has sent in several new screenshots that show potential Maps, Settings, Newsstand, Contacts, Safari, Game Center, Control Center, and Notification Center interfaces for the iPad running iOS 7.
Some of these interfaces feature buttons that are seemingly out-of-place. While some believe that this is the reason for the iPad version of iOS 7 not being available in beta form yet (as we first reported would occur – a few weeks prior to WWDC), we think it is likely that buttons are out of place simply because this is a hacked together, unofficial representation of the iPad iOS 7 user-interface.
While these images will not necessarilly show what iOS 7 has in-store for the iPad, these screenshots may be a good look at how, at least a few, interface elements from the iPhone will translate to the larger display.
You will notice that Control Center, for instance, features a custom button to summon the LED flashlight function found on the iPhone/iPod touch variant of the software. The iPad does not include an LED flash so we believe that the button is either present in error (naturally as the simulator is a hacked representation of the iPad software), or perhaps this button will turn the iPad’s large, bright display into a “flashlight.”
You can find all of the images from Sonny Dickson below (and find out how to tweak your own simulator at our previous post):