on screen clock

Discussion in 'iOS 10' started by russell1256, Jul 4, 2016.

  1. russell1256 macrumors regular

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    will Apple ever allow a large on homescreen clock like Android does?
     
  2. LordQ macrumors 68040

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  3. iphonedude2008 macrumors 65816

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    Apple is not a fan of homescreen widgets. This is much bigger than iOS and predates the iPhone itself. Back with OS X Tiger in 2005, Apple introduced Dashboard as a way to offer the user widgets without having them on screen at all times. It's another example of Apple's preference for clean, uncluttered UI (though some would disagree with that, but thats a debate for another day). Starting with iOS 5 and the notification center, Apple has placed its form of widgets for iOS in an easily accessible, yet ordinarily hidden location. A homescreen clock would go against Apple's current design language with the homescreen.

    In summary, Apple will not be allowing homescreen clocks for many years as I see it (though who knows, iOS 11 may change all that).
     
  4. ardchoille50 macrumors 68020

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    Agreed, it would clutter the UI. I feel that the time display at the top of the screen is sufficient. If one really needs to have a clock present on every screen, one can just drag the clock app to the dock.
     
  5. vikingjunior macrumors 65816

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    Sure right after they put it on the Apple Watch.
     

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