Clock icon is actually a live widget

El3ctronics

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Did anybody else realize this? I was just looking at my home screen and noticed that the clock widget was a live widget with the current time being displayed and the second hand always in motion. I haven't had an iPhone since iOS 6 so I don't know if this is something new but I thought it was pretty cool.
 

wxman2003

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Did anybody else realize this? I was just looking at my home screen and noticed that the clock widget was a live widget with the current time being displayed and the second hand always in motion. I haven't had an iPhone since iOS 6 so I don't know if this is something new but I thought it was pretty cool.
Yep, ios 7 had it.
 

El3ctronics

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Ah nevermind then. Surprising that there aren't more live icons or that Apple doesn't allow this for 3rd party apps. Would be a pretty good compromise.
 

Oohara

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Ah nevermind then. Surprising that there aren't more live icons or that Apple doesn't allow this for 3rd party apps. Would be a pretty good compromise.
Yup, I'm sure Apple could make some truly outstanding home screen widgets if they wanted to.
 

munkydust

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I never noticed it. I keep my Clock icon in a Useless folder and only use it when I need to set some clocks around the house.

Interesting to see it though, thanks.
 
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