I'm slightly confused about something here. I'm running 3.0 on my iPhone 3G now. I got tired of trying to live without copy and paste... this isn't what this thread is about, so don't bash me about switching. Anyway... when I launch certain 3rd party apps, the icons on the home screen do not fly away like the rest of Apple's apps (they just disappear to black). However, I noticed that SOME third party apps do launch correctly. Apps (that I have installed) that do launch with the fly-away icons: - Things - Remote - Reader (ATOM/RSS) - BeejiveIM - FML Pro - Tuner Apps (that I have installed) that launch without displaying the fly-away icons: - Movies - Twitterrific - Sketches - Touch Grind - Pocket God - Voice Memos (Apple's pre-installed app) Now... I notice that most of the apps that do not display the fly-away icon animation are the ones that start-up with a full screen color image (instead of a blank UI layout). Take Twitterrific for example... The start-up screen is a splash screen of the Twitterrific bird, but Things is just a top and bottom navigation bar. This is where it gets weird... As I understand... all apps open with a Default.png image. Yes, that's right... a fake image of the app to give your eye something to look at while the app is loading. However, since they're all images, why do the apps with splash screens animate differently than those without custom splash screens?... I mean... they're still images regardless of the contents of the image. Do you think this is an Apple-related bug or some sort of compatibility issue that some developers are having with the 3.0 software and the way their app loads? Can you help me out and post which apps load smoothly and which apps don't? I'm looking at the home screen while the app launches. Do the icons fly away or just abruptly disappear? By the way... this issue appears on the iPhone, iPhone 3GS and iPod touch (first gen). When I owned the iPhone 3GS for a few days, it did not exhibit this problem.