Simulator Provides Early Look at iOS 7 on the iPad

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Apple has yet to release iOS 7 for the iPad and aside from a small picture on the iOS 7 site, there has been little indication of what the operating system will look like on the larger screen of the tablet.

    German site [Google Translation] has posted some photos obtained via an iOS 7 iPad simulator in Xcode 5, which demonstrate how several stock apps will look on an iPad running the new OS.

    Calendar and Game Center
    Unsurprisingly, iOS 7 on the iPad looks much like it does on the iPhone. Maps has slightly more screen real estate to work with and the Control Center isn't quite as obtrusive. As this is a simulated version of iOS 7 on the iPad, the actual version could look different.

    Control Center and Maps
    It is unclear when Apple plans to release iOS 7 on the iPad for developers, but it will likely come within the next few weeks. The full version of the new operating system is expected to debut in the fall, and in the meantime, has several more examples of iOS 7 apps running on the iPad. Australian writer Sonny Dickson, who provided the screenshots, also has additional images that can be found on his Twitter stream.

    Update: 9to5Mac has provided even more simulated iOS 7 screenshots.

    Article Link: Simulator Provides Early Look at iOS 7 on the iPad
  2. burnout8488 macrumors 6502a

    May 8, 2011
    Endwell, NY
    Ooh! Maybe the 5th gen iPad and/or 2nd gen Mini will have a flash :) The button looks legit enough for it to be a possibility.
  3. kenboy127 macrumors newbie

    Jun 16, 2009
    Maybe it just turns the screen white and puts the brightness all the way up. The screen is surprisingly bright in a dark room.
  4. jclo Editor


    Staff Member

    Dec 7, 2012
    Good point, my iPad mini can be blinding.
  5. thaifood macrumors 6502

    Jun 8, 2011
    Looking forward to it! Should make things look pretty cool by introducing the changes on a larger format!

    Cue 537285328790 whiney posts about the icons and how everyone is a better designer than Apple folks :p
  6. jonathan.c macrumors newbie


    May 16, 2013
  7. kbt1020 macrumors regular

    Feb 15, 2010
    Flashlight toggle. I predict the iPad mini 2 and iPad 5 will have LED Flash. No need to thank me for the analysis. ;)
  8. Smiles77 macrumors newbie

    Jul 28, 2010
    In the present
    Guys, if you read the instructions they give to do it, they're just copying over the default settings from the iPad under iOS 6 and emulating it with the iPhone's iOS 7 resources.

    In other words, this is not the iPad with iOS 7. It's the iPad with the iPhone interface stretched across the frame. This is why the flashlight toggle is there too.
  9. MultiMediaWill macrumors 68000

    Aug 1, 2010
  10. appleisking macrumors 6502a

    May 24, 2013
    There is no current 5th generation iPad. What we currently have is the 4rth gen.
  11. jclo Editor


    Staff Member

    Dec 7, 2012
    Sorry, that was an error I fixed. I also edited the post to make it clear it's an emulated version that could be different when the actual version is released to devs. :)
  12. Avatarshark macrumors regular

    Sep 22, 2012
    The Digital Frontier
    As much I really want the iOS 7 and the current look for iPhone. I am praying that this isn't the look for iPad. Seems that they don't even consider the amount of space they can use. And no example of landscape mode.
  13. Xeyad macrumors 6502

    Nov 19, 2012
    Notification Center is blown up badly. GameCenter isn't looking good either with that uselessly long search bar.

    But this isn't finished yet, and Apple hasn't even released it as a beta because it's clearly not ready. :)
  14. Tech198 macrumors G4

    Mar 21, 2011
    Australia, Perth
    Look at all that space :)

    I was kinda wondering how weird Apple didn't mention IOS7 on the iPad at all, and still hasn't said a date.

    Despite Apple may have trouble with iPad version or whatever the delay, then why did they 'make it public", if both weren't ready ?

    Give the iPhone an advantage in this area (maybe), but i've got iOS 6.1.x backup just i take i hate iOS 7. And i suggest people that are uncertain, download and save the current Restore now, why should you need to jailbreak just to do it ? Not its you do your homework first.
  15. strausd macrumors 68030

    Jul 11, 2008
    Interesting. But something else I found interesting was on the link to the iOS 7 page. Anyone else notice the blue rim around the iPhone?

    Edit: just realized it's the iPod touch...

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  16. msandersen macrumors regular


    Jan 7, 2003
    Sydney, Australia
    There's a number of features I'm looking forward to, but I feel the icon design etc is very crude compared to the current polish; I hope the icon design is handed over to some good designers, as the colour scheme is somewhat garish as is. Going the WinXP or Win8 route is not the way.
  17. springsup macrumors 65816


    Feb 14, 2013
    It's interesting how Apple tells developers to write new layouts specifically designed for the iPad, but then all Apple themselves provide is a blown-up iPhone UI.

    I hope that the final iOS7 iPad UI treats the iPad as a first-tier client and gives it a thoroughly tablet experience.
  18. Dolorian macrumors 65816


    Apr 25, 2007
    Good point. I hope they do something different for the iPad too that actually makes better use of the extra screen space.

    Yeah it is a Touch.
  19. Wurm5150 macrumors regular

    Apr 28, 2010
    That looks like the iPhone UI stretched out, like an Android phone app on an Android tablet. It looks terrible.. I can see why they haven't released the iPad iOS7 beta.. Guess they're not done scaling and optimizing it for the iPad..
  20. carl0sian macrumors regular

    Oct 30, 2011
    Oh brother..can't they just wait until apple officially releases it for the iPad?
  21. Smiles77 macrumors newbie

    Jul 28, 2010
    In the present
    That's exactly what it is. This isn't the iPad's version of iOS 7. Read the source; the method used makes clear the UI is from the iPhone.
  22. billystlyes macrumors 6502a

    Jul 5, 2004
    What a sparse looking POS iOS7 looks to be on the iPad.:mad:
  23. MCarnes88, Jun 16, 2013
    Last edited: Jun 17, 2013

    MCarnes88 macrumors newbie


    Nov 27, 2012
    Las Vegas, NV.
    Isn't the calendar icon shown here different?
  24. cmanderson macrumors regular


    May 20, 2013
    You read the comments above, first, didn't you?

    There's a reason Apple did not demo iOS 7 on iPad at WWDC during the keynote. It's not ready for primetime.

    What you're seeing is the iPhone UI blown up to fit the larger screen, ala Android phone apps on Android tablets (not the same thing as iPhone on iPad), and iPhone apps on iPad have the built in "1x / 2x" button and users should know the difference.
  25. Tpoccu macrumors newbie

    Jun 16, 2013
    Apple hasn't provided any UI for the iPad yet, this is the iPhone UI hacked to run at iPad resolution.

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