The previous post considered what kind of device the iPad actually is. However, as a number of writers have already indicated, there are some limitations on what can be done interactively in webpages displayed on screen due to Apple's rejection of certain technologies.
With considerable thanks to the Teaching and Learning Centre (TLC) technical Officer James, we now have a working version of a patch that allows students to customise their Mahara pages to create a view on an iPhone or an iPad. If you go HERE or to the URL http://mahara.org/interaction/forum/topic.php?id=1913 you can download the code to help use Mahara with small mobile devices made by Apple. I trust it is useful.
Feedback welcomed and kudos to James on a quick and easy fix to make the devices more customisable by the learners.