You know the shutdown spinner on your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch? If you own latest-generation hardware, it probably drives you crazy every single time you see it. Why? Because it is a lone holdout of non-Retina UI on Apple’s otherwise beautifully high-res OS. Now, in iOS6, this has – finally – been fixed.
What’s funniest about this isn’t that we’re nerdy enough to care about such details, or even that other people cared enough about it to snap a photo of the new UI resource. The funniest part is that the photos are so bad. Even with good lighting and a whole host of photo-taking gadgets, the best that The Next Web folks could manage is the picture you see above. And here, from Marco Arment of Instapaper fame, is a photo from behind the scenes:
I guess I should put up or shut up, and post my own perfectly clear version of the spinner. I would, only I downgraded my iPad back to iOS5 last night thanks to one too many essential apps kept crashing.