The splash screen image view is offset up by a distance that appears to be equal to the height of the status bar. As a result, user can see portion of the white web view at the bottom of the screen. The perceived effect is that the launch image briefly jumps up just before the web view is revealed.
To reproduce, set up a project like this:
- Create new PhoneGap 1.4.1 iOS project.
- Add info plist entry with key "Launch image (iPad)" and value "iPad".
- Add iPad-Landscape.png and iPad-Portrait.png to project's Resources group. I used solid red images (for contrast) of standard size (768x1004 and 1024x748).
Run the project in iOS 5 simulator or an iOS 5 iPad to see the splash jump up.
The problem seems to be that [PGViewController showSplashScreen] does not account for status bar when it sizes and positions the image view.