updated 11:50 am EST, Wed February 24, 2010
Separate lock- and homescreen images
The new iPhone SDK beta, meant to support iPad development, has revealed another small but noticeable interface change. In the current iPad simulator, users can now set separate lock- and homescreen wallpapers, reflecting the iPad's ability to keep wallpaper active while navigating icons. In case the difference doesn't matter, another button applies the same wallpaper to both screens.
Buried in the SDK are said to be references to camera technologies such as flash, zoom, video conferencing and even a front-facing model. None of these are present on current Apple hardware, and unless a sudden production switch is made, they should be absent from the first-generation iPad. They may be integrated into 2010 iPhone models, which have been widely rumored to be gaining a more advanced camera.