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iOS 7 on iPad simulated to give idea of new design

An iOS 7 simulator offers an early look at the changes coming to iPad before Apple has officially released the beta for its tablets

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The iOS 7 simulator gives us an idea of what the iPad version will look like, but it's not official
The iOS 7 simulator gives us an idea of what the iPad version will look like, but it’s not official

Members of Apple’s Developer Program have found a way to set up a simulator on the Mac that indicates what iOS 7 will likely look like on the iPad’s screen. Apple have not yet released a first beta of iOS 7 for the tablet, but the simulator gives an idea of what some of the new UI elements may look like on the display.

Some elements, such as the flashlight button that is still shown in Control Center, are clearly leftovers from the iPhone version of iOS 7, but it’s interesting to see how apps like Safari, Game Center and Notification Center will work on the bigger screen. For example, Notification now appears to fill the entire display where before it took up just a small space.

You can check out more screens in the gallery below, but remember that this is still just a simulation of iOS 7 and many things will undoubtedly change when Apple release the iPad beta. For now, the only official screenshot we have of the new OS on iPad is this one from Apple:

Apple's official shot showing iOS 7 on iPad 2, iPad with Retina display and iPad mini
Apple’s official shot showing iOS 7 on iPad 2, iPad with Retina display and iPad mini
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