Can applications be edited?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by NDimichino, Jun 19, 2008.

  1. NDimichino macrumors 6502a


    Jan 14, 2008
    New Jersey
    Can a developer make an application to edit and change the applications that the phone come with?

    What I'm getting at is if someone could create an application so SMS could be used in landscape. It seems like something so easy for Apple to do, wonder if anyone else can.
  2. bennypod macrumors member

    Jul 31, 2007
  3. kleo macrumors regular

    Feb 18, 2008
    ya if you have the source.

    Fake edit: they are about as editable as a windows vista install.
  4. philgilder macrumors 68000

    Sep 30, 2007
    the apps are all fairplay protected, which i guess prevents sharing them, and also editing them

    and rotating SMS has been discussed, and most people said that they got used to vertical typing, and that there would be no room on screen for the text messages
  5. Niiro13 macrumors 68000

    Feb 12, 2008
    Applications may only edit their own directory.
  6. doobi18 macrumors 6502

    Dec 31, 2006
    Sydney, Australia
    I personally can't see why someone can't make an patch to change some code to allow that on a jailbroken iPhone.

    But as for official AppStore stuff - no way!
  7. Michael CM1 macrumors 603

    Feb 4, 2008
    How big are your fingers? Typing SMS messages in the vertical state is extremely easy. I can only guess that you're one of the people that loves typing with thumbs. If that's the case, at least I get it, even though I consider such a sin to the typing class gods.

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