Clock icon is actually a live widget

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by El3ctronics, Sep 29, 2014.

  1. El3ctronics macrumors 65816

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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.
     
  2. wxman2003 Suspended

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    Yep, ios 7 had it.
     
  3. TWO2SEVEN macrumors 68040

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    I think it started with iOS 7, it is pretty cool.
     
  4. El3ctronics thread starter macrumors 65816

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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.
     
  5. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    LOL, for everyone else it started with iOS 7. But jailbroken iPhone users have had it for quite some time before that. :D
     
  6. Oohara macrumors 68020

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    Yup, I'm sure Apple could make some truly outstanding home screen widgets if they wanted to.
     
  7. munkydust macrumors member

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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.
     
  8. macduke macrumors 604

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    Yeah, with widget support now I have no idea why we can't get get that with the weather icon. Oh well.
     
  9. DollaTwentyFive macrumors 6502a

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    I just wish we could have the actual temp on the weather icon without needing a 3rd party app.
     
  10. Bobby Corwen macrumors 68030

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    Yeah but people stopped jailbreaking long before that feature came out on the jailbreak scene. LOL.
     

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