Was discussing this with a friend earlier. What if the "iPad" in the game was originally going to be a toy? As it sits, it's tilted to the left as if to throw airballs off to the left ramp with consistency.
Instead of it being just a screen, what if early on in the design stages the jump ramp was originally designed to be over to the left and the touchscreen was impact sensitive? Then in theory some carnival games could be played WITH the screen instead of the screen being a giant area of redundancy? Imagine milk bottles, darts, skee ball, tic-tac-toe...etc. all played by how you fly the ball onto the screen? That would've been a ridiculously cool and innovative way to integrate a screen into a game, especially one carnival themed.
Of course this is purely 100% speculative and 99% probably way off the mark. I still just can't imagine a Toy Story pin where cake toppers and rehashed "mini-mechs" would bring justice to the title and the preferred path of choice.