Did Apple originally plan to do this

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by nouveau-apple, Jan 28, 2015.

  1. nouveau-apple macrumors 6502a

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    I was just noticing that the icon of the clock app on the iPhone says the correct time but also has a functioning second hand.

    Then I thought, if they could do that, how come other apps can't display information?
     
  2. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    Yes, Apple meant to do that. It started with iOS 7. If you look at the Calendar.app as well, you will also see the correct date.

    Jailbreakers have had this since at least iOS 5 - if not earlier.
     
  3. TWO2SEVEN macrumors 68040

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    I think this started in iOS7. I would assume it was planned.
     
  4. mattopotamus macrumors G4

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    Nope, apple did it by mistake. The clock "god" entered the phone and started moving the second hand.
     
  5. Newtons Apple, Jan 28, 2015
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    Newtons Apple macrumors Pentium

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    Something like this does NOT happen by accident!

    There seems to be few if any apps that do this so Apple is reserving this for themselves. I would bet there would be way more active icons if Apple would allow. Just think of the possibilities.

    If Apple did allow such a thing our home screens would be crazy!
     
  6. nouveau-apple thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    But why does the weather app not do anything?
     
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    At a guess, it's because the weather app needs to use data to get the current weather. Clock and Calendar are "self contained" since the phone has a real-time clock in it.
     
  8. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    All advantages to jailbreaking.

    I had live weather on my weather app under iOS 6. Of course, I swapped the icon for the one from Yahoo Weather and made the stock weather icon open Yahoo Weather, but live weather was there.

    Apple may have reserved this to themselves but that certainly didn't stop jailbreakers from using it two or more versions of iOS before Apple chose to use it.
     
  9. Newtons Apple macrumors Pentium

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    Because Apple chose to not animate it.:rolleyes:
     
  10. lrsone macrumors 6502

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    According to Apple and the weather icon it's always partly sunny in my area haha
     
  11. lordofthereef macrumors G4

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    People have long since been talking about app icons that actually give real time information.

    For whatever reason Apple doesn't seem to feel this is necessary. I would be all for it but, like everything iOS, it's up to Apple.
     

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