Originally Posted by jragosta
The fact that they were willing to switch to a 4:1 pixel ratio so that developers didn't have to immediately change their app supports my position.
No, it supports my position. Clearly they care about the display elements even when they don't change size so they will care even more when they do. We have only to look at the iPad over the iPhone to see that they didn't simply slap the iPhone UI on the iPad then call it a day. Those icons on the iPad aren't just larger because the pixels are larger, the are larger because Apple specifically choose to make them use more pixels to idealize them for the device.
The number of apps that wouldn't work is insignificant. If they kept the same resolution and the same ratio, 99.9% of apps would work just fine - which is roughly the same result as they had going from iPhone to iPhone 4S.
They work fine in the same way an iPhone app "works fine" on the iPad but for you to argue this is how Apple thinks about its UIs and App Store blows me away.
I'll make a bet with you. When Apple releases a touch-based device that is between the current iPhne and iPad display sizes, if it's using the stock iPad UI I'll buy you one. If the UI Is tailored for the device in any way you buy me one.