Themes available in OS 4.0??

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Darwing, Mar 2, 2010.

  1. Darwing macrumors 6502

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    hey guys, one thing that Apple needs to do to not lose as much ground on the android, is to promote customization for the iphone... There are a ton of themes out there, people are complaining about the same theme for the past 3 years and are geting bored of it...

    It would be really good for those who make new themes, toss them on Itunes for .99c or whatever so they can make some money and people can shut up about the same old OS look and feel...

    Do you think apple will allow themes in OS 4.0? Also when do you think we will see OS 4.0 demonstrated?

    on an unrelated topic, with appulos down and not coming back, are all the apps that are being hacked on appulous (fbook feed) being uploaded to apptrackr??
     
  2. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    I don't know if they'll allow it, few do, but it's not a bad idea. However, I'd expect themes to be kind to the resources.
     
  3. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    I think it's highly unlikely. They don't allow themes on OSX or in any of their applications. At best you can hope for your own wallpaper behind the app icons on the home screen like the iPad.
     
  4. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    While it is possible, I don't think it is likely
    It isn't consistent with their other decisions on user interface
     
  5. great high wolf macrumors regular

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    I'll be reasonably content if they finally let us set our own springboard background without jailbreaking. It's just getting silly now - all I want is a nice subtle gradient behind the icons, without having to JB my phone to get it.
     
  6. NorrisKillsKids macrumors 6502a

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    Springboard background + changing the size of app icons = all I really want. Oh and possibly widgets.
     
  7. ctt1wbw macrumors 68000

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    I've said this time and time again that Apple just needs to purchase the rights to Winterboard. Include it in the OS 4.0 upgrade. I'm sure everyone at Apple knows that it can be done, so why not just do it already?
     
  8. dissdnt macrumors 65816

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    Yah I don't think it's ever going to happen. I can certainly see them adding some widget type support. So you can throw something with real time info on your main screen above a few icons. And probably a more helpful lock screen. Other then that Apple tends to not want to confuse people by allowing things to change to much. As much as i wish :(
     
  9. STEVESKI07 macrumors 68000

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    I think, like usual, Apple will release some completely underwhelming new features for 4.0. People will complain that they didn't address the majority of the issues at hand and yet iPhone sales will continue to rise.
     
  10. speakerwizard macrumors 68000

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    Absolutely not, haha and i don't blame them after seeing mot of them, it just makes the devises look bad to others not knowing its the owner that has done it to the interface. Plus the vast majority of people just don't care, it may feel otherwise on these geek forums but thats the case.
     
  11. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    I would also like to see themes added, however, I'm not holding my breath.
     
  12. ozzyman500 macrumors 65816

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    Hopefully the next iPhone has twice as much more memory as the 3Gs then.
     
  13. ethan028 macrumors 6502a

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    You know that this will happen, once again evidence in the SDK there is a framework file for basic customization of the home screen.
     
  14. tofagerl macrumors 6502a

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    This will never happen. Apple has never has themes for anything, and they never will. It's not a tech issue, it's a style issue.
     
  15. Cartoonkid macrumors 6502

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    I agree. But I bet Safari will be snappier.

    (Sorry, couldn't resist.)
     
  16. Surely Guest

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    How much snappier could it get?!?:eek: Soon, Safari will surf on us!


    I really can't see Apple allowing theming. I can, however, see them allowing the ability to change the wallpaper behind the apps, just like on the iPad.
     
  17. Cartoonkid macrumors 6502

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    I'd be stoked if they did that.
     
  18. IBradMac macrumors 68000

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    I'd prioritize a better notification system over a theme any time.
     
  19. nick1516 macrumors 6502a

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    I'd like to see themes on OS 4.0, but only with each one being approved by apple; with no approval system, themes can be horrible on android.
     
  20. Surely Guest

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    Agreed. There are bigger priorities that I'd rather see addressed than themes.

    If there's one thing that Apple is getting good at, it's having an approval process.....:p
     
  21. Darwing thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Well first off I don't think it's out of the realm of possibility. Apple has had almost a full year which to work on a new major update since 3.1.2 and several new phones have come into their market since that updat. Meaning they need to take back the lime light and one of the major issues needing to be addressed are multitasking, texting without closing applications, email, and customization!

    This would be a really easy implimentation to iTunes and the app store with a approval process and requirements for the coding processes. It really wouldn't be that hard at all and the biggest thing android has over the iPhone is the customability you have over your phone. If you want to make it look different you can and have it personalized not appleized!!!

    It really wouldn't be too hard steal or create a winterboard application call it custom settings and allow for installing themes and customizing your springboard.
     
  22. NorrisKillsKids macrumors 6502a

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    Meh, imo that's a given, so it's no fun bringing that up in speculation. It's like people saying they should focus on putting in a faster chip or something. We know it will happen.

    Out of their whole list of priorities I'm sure notifications is wayyy up there.
     
  23. vizkiz macrumors 6502a

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    Don't know what kind of math you're doing, but saying almost a full year puts us closer to the release of 2.2.1 than 3.1.2. 3.1.2 was only released in October and you can bet Apple was working on it until a few days to a week before it was released. In fact, almost a year ago, we were right in the middle between the release of 2.2.1 and 3.0.
     
  24. JD914 macrumors 6502a

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    Steve Jobs doesn't think iPhone owners want themes.:rolleyes:

    Safari has been "snappier" ever since the first update for the iPhone back in 2007. :rolleyes:

    Well said!

    What Steve Jobs thinks the customer wants = underwhelming
     
  25. Darwing thread starter macrumors 6502

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    How do you come to that conclusion? There are several people wanting an is overhaul but in reality just themes will satisfy that.
     

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