updated 04:10 pm EDT, Thu April 1, 2010
Titles highlight separately within iTunes 9.1
The first iPad apps have become available at the App Store, despite not being useful to most of the public, observers note. Some of these include Bento, Brushes, Things, Reuters News Pro, Twitterific and Scrabble. Notably, search results now include a separate "iPad Apps" section, reflecting the different purposes and capabilities of iPad titles.
The division continues within iTunes 9.1, the first version of iTunes to support the iPad. When viewing the Apps tab, iPad app icons are displayed in a distinct grouping. Other programs are simply sorted under an "iPhone and iPod touch Apps" header.
More iPad titles are likely to find their way online in the run-up to Saturday's official hardware launch. At present, there are estimated to be over 1,350 active apps. Very few actual iPads are in circulation however, with most of these being relegated to select members of the press.