Wallpaper for the home screen on the 3G?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by krypt17, Jun 21, 2010.

  1. macrumors member

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    Did Apple seriously not give users with the 3G the ability to change the home screen wallpaper or am I just doing something wrong?
     
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    Neolithium

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    No, they didn't give 3G home screen wallpapers. If you want that you have to jailbreak your phone.
     
  3. macrumors member

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    nvm
     
  4. thread starter macrumors member

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    Wow.. what a F@&$ing joke..

    Atleast I get my iPhone 4 on thursday..
     
  5. macrumors newbie

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    can't really say I'm surprised, but I sure am disappointed as that was one of the main features that I was looking forward to today...

    like steve said, "there are hardware limitations.." what a joke.
     
  6. thread starter macrumors member

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    I know.. how the hell does a background wallpaper massively effect the hardware?
     
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    Wait a minute, you guys are saying the 3G S Doesn't support background? HOW?!?!? :confused::confused:
     
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    Where did anyone mention 3GS?
     
  9. macrumors member

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    Reason Apple chose not to support wallpapers on 3G: In order for you to see your own apps on top of your ****** backgrounds, Apple had to change the typeset of the titles underneath the app icons to white bold and use a drop shadow for contrast. The iPhone 3G is too slow and wastes battery life having to render the drop shadows while swiping/showing them.
     
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    M-5

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    @JonBorichef
    3GS does support wallpaper, but 3G doesn't, which is completely ridiculous.
     
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    Sorry about the misunderstanding. But it's still crazy how the 3G doesn't support it. It can't be that memory/hardware intensive.
     
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    Small White Car

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    I honestly believe them.

    Have you used a 3G? Have you compared it to a 3GS?

    The idea of running all these shadows and transparencies on a 3G does seem like asking for trouble.
     
  13. macrumors member

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    Turn it off

    I don't know what the big deal is I do not want a background on my phone.
     
  14. macrumors 6502

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    Given the level of animation that the 3G can handle in games and so forth, I'd say this is ridiculous and just an attempt to artificially limit what older devices can do. Either that or the code behind iOS 4 is written poorly and actually does require additional CPU cycles...

    Honestly, if you've ever done any graphics programming at all, you'd know that making the required adjustments to the home screen would be trivial in most environments. Battery life? Christ, this isn't rendering an hours worth of HD video at 30fps every time you swipe into your phone!
     
  15. macrumors 65832

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    Personally I feel Apple did this to nudge 3G owners to upgrade to the iPhone 4. Think about it, it is the 3G owners who are more in a position to upgrade because they've had their phones longer and are usually out of contract. They gave us enough in iOS4, so we don't feel we were completely cheated, but kept back some of the more enticing features to nudge us more to thinking about upgrading. It worked with me, I guess I'll go ahead and upgrade sooner rather than later. Plus in general everything on my 3G seems slower after I installed 4. iBooks in particular is very slow on my 3G.
     
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    Wait the 3G gets iBooks? Mine doesn't have it.....its a dedicated app right? wtf?
     
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    Neolithium

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    Did you install it? If you didn't, that would be why it's missing :D
     
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    FSMBP

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    It's not a dedicated app. Download it.
     
  19. macrumors 6502a

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    Ahh thanks...wow I feel dumb.
     
  20. macrumors newbie

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    thats nice you don't want a custom background, but this forum isn't about you, it's to show our hate towards apple for lying about the features just so we all will update our ******* outdated phones which now run slower than usually- due to the misleading software and features we are forced to buy newer faster iphones. same thing goes for the ipods- be careful when updating software from apple. :apple:
     
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    iphone1105

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    Really? We're forced?? Last I checked, no one ever had a gun to my head when buying an iPhone. You sir are ___________.(fill it in for fun)
     
  22. macrumors 6502

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    I've jailbroken my 3G on several ocassions as I keep 'wanting' wallpapers. But a few hours after I regret it due to how it lags the entire springboard beyond acceptable use.

    Another thing is despite addition of the dropshadows and font colouring, I still don't find the text readable in a lot of situations with different wallpapers. So I set it back to black and got on with it. :p
     
  23. macrumors newbie

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    Google "wallpaper murals" and you'll find several companies with hundreds of themes to choose from.
     

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