Any rumors on changing the grid of icons on homescreen of 12.9" IPP?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Andy847, Nov 20, 2016.

  1. Andy847 macrumors regular

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    I know it's been brought up on wishlists for the IPP 2nd generation, but it really bothers me that such a big screen is wasted by the standard layout of icons. Yes I know you can use folders, which I do, but some of my folders have a couple of pages of icons.
    Any rumors our there about a software change maybe regarding this?
     
  2. joeblow7777 macrumors 603

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    No rumours that I've heard. Apple seems dead set on continuing to use the UI that was designed for a 3.5" phone display on their tablets.
     
  3. M. Gustave macrumors 68000

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    Ask Microsoft if UI scaling is a trivial issue.
     
  4. Andy847, Nov 20, 2016
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    Gee, I don't know. Android doesn't seem to have a problem with it. And they have lots of different sizes of tablets and phones to deal with. Apple basically only has 3 at the Moment. Ipad, Ipad Pro 12.9, and the Mini. So it can be done, just that Apple doesn't want to do it. It goes back to my biggest issue of why I stayed away from Apple in the past, because of their locking down on everything and control over everything. The number one reason I will never own an IPhone.

    I do own a Mac, which I like and don't have to deal with the issue there, but on the IPP, it just seems stupid to waste all the screen real estate with just so many icons, and only folders to stop from having pages and pages of Icons. Some people like me have a lot of apps on their devices. I like to try new ones, and keep a lot, but I do get rid of the ones I never use, except of course the ones you can't delete.
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    There is some difference in the layout of IPP specific apps for the 12.9, although there still are alot that come up like the Iphone. Those are apps though. I'm talking about changing the grid the icons sit on on the homescreen, maybe adding a larger grid with smaller Icons. More fitting on the space of a page.
     
  5. ericwn macrumors 65816

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    Haven't heard any rumours about this. Personally, I use Spotlight on my devices to open another app, most of the time. This gets me to the app quicker than flicking across multiple folders or home screens.
     

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