It’s happened with every major, new Apple
product that shipped with new wallpapers, so why should the iPad be any different? Photoshopped with the Apple fanatic in mind, the original iPad wallpaper featured on the iPad demo unit used by Steve Jobs & Co. at the “creation event” is now available for free download, courtesy of The iPad Guide.
“As is the case with pretty much every new Apple wallpaper that comes along, Apple fans are quickly scrambling to get their hands on it as soon as it is revealed in the wild. The situation has been much the same with the new iPad wallpaper that was shown on the iPad at yesterday's keynote,” the site reveals
. “One of our new readers has sent along a iPhone-sized copy of the new iPad wallpaper sized for use on the iPhone.”
Apparently, flickr user Nathan C. uploaded
this thing on January 27, 2010, making him worthy of a little credit. One of his followers explains that the picture was taken at Pyramid Lake, Nevada, offering a way for others to find a Google Earth placemark to the location. His picture, however, keeps the original iPad aspect ratio, with a resolution of 405 x 500 pixels. The iPhone’s screen, as many of you should know, boasts a 320x480-pixel resolution.
The iPad Guide reminds those with a jailbroken iPhone running winterboard, or other apps that allow them to personalize their home screens, that they can “achieve a very iPad-like look” by setting this image as their wallpaper.
Also available ahead of the iPad’s launch is the new Software Development Kit (SDK) for iPad, which developers can employ and create new applications designed to take advantage of the big screen and other iPad-specific capabilities. The tools also include a simulator that allows devs to test and debug their iPad apps on a Mac.