Many table views are built dynamically, populating instances of prototype cells on demand as the data is displayed. But that’s not the only way of building them; static table views can also be useful components of a user interface.
With a static table, you define the cells and their contents up front. This is useful in situations where you know the content to be displayed won’t change, such as when displaying a list of settings. Many parts of the built-in iOS Settings app are based on a static table view, as shown in Figure 13-1.
Figure 13-1. A static table used to display the Display & Brightness controls in the Settings ...