will Apple ever allow themeing?

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  1. darnovo macrumors regular

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    one of the only reason for me to jailbreak these days is using winterboard to theme... do you think that Apple will ever allow custom theme elements into iOS, even if themes had to be submitted to the App store and approved?
     
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  3. darnovo thread starter macrumors regular

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    proof? lol
     
  4. barkomatic macrumors 68040

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    If they want to remain competitive they must .
     
  5. kdarling macrumors demi-god

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    As iPhone buyers get more savvy about what competitors offer, Apple doles out additions to their own device.

    Apple has also applied for patents dealing with customized homescreens.

    So it would make sense for them to eventually add more options. They've relented a bit recently by allowing the menu page wallpaper.

    Selling themes would also be a very lucrative addition to the App Store. It's a bit surprising that they haven't monetized the idea already.
     
  6. nhlducks35 macrumors regular

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    It took them 3 god damn years just to get wallpapers...
     
  7. Nokaoi macrumors regular

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    That would be great!! But, I am not holding my breath. I sometimes think that Apple and the Dev team are in this together. I mean if apple did offer EVERYTHING cydia does. Then Jail-breaking would be irrelevant and so would the Dev team. :D
     
  8. ICEBreaker macrumors 6502

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    They will allow themes when they run out of good features. Apple deliberately likes to roll out standard features step by step to encourage people to upgrade. Half of the stuff on the iPhone 4 have been common features on other phones several years ago. On the other hand, Apple does have some really cool new features too, such as... well there are too many to list.
     
  9. cfernandes macrumors regular

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    Hopefully they allow it. I wouldn't be surprised if we saw it in iOS5
     
  10. maflynn Moderator

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    Apple is about presenting a common easy to use UI that is stable and polished. They do not allow theming on OSX and they're not about to allow it on iOS which is even more locked down
     
  11. SAD*FACED*CLOWN macrumors 65816

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    Eventually they will...I've been dying to get the vending machine theme since I first saw it
     
  12. ohaithar macrumors 6502a

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    I can back this statement, there will be themes. I'm from the future.
     
  13. pmz macrumors 68000

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    Nope, nor should they. It's ridiculous. Even the best hacks to do so are the worst pieces of **** code ever distributed to anyone.
     
  14. Sleazy E macrumors 65816

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    nobody will be able to answer this question, sorry. one thing you can count on is that if they end up allowing themes it isn't going to be anytime soon.
     
  15. grantsdale macrumors 6502a

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    ...

    I hate people sometimes.
     
  16. AZREOSpecialist macrumors 68000

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    Apple has never officially supported "themes" on any of its products, and iOS will be no different. Customized home screens are different than themes. Apple has always been about a consistent user interface across multiple devices, and theming will not be officially supported.

    I'm from the future too, but from this universe.
     
  17. ddrum1458 macrumors member

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    apple will not introduce themes, as it would mean that some icon's are customised and others are not (like any winterboard theme) running the image of the handset.

    it would take far too long for developers to develop icons for all of the thousands of apps in the app store
     
  18. palmerc2 macrumors 65816

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    Sure probably once people learn how to spell and not mispell easy words such as your mistake ending in "eing" I see it all the time, misspelling words like "liveing" and "timeing" sheesh! Pick up a dictionary people
     
  19. Zcott macrumors 68020

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    Hopefully not. All third party themes are horrendously ugly.
     
  20. eng42ine macrumors 68000

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    Oh ya? Jailbreaking only offers winterboard themes?

    What about all those apps? :rolleyes:
     
  21. kdarling macrumors demi-god

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    While I agree with you, a primary rule of the Internet is that anytime you correct someone's spelling, your own post will itself have a mistake.

    That's "misspell". (You got it right the second time.)
     
  22. Bandolier macrumors 6502a

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    While I agree with you, a secondary rule of the Internet is that anytime you correct someone's spelling, your own post, will itself, have a grammatical error.
     
  23. shandyman Suspended

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    So he spelt something wrong, don't be so pedantic.
     
  24. mcdj macrumors 604

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    Except for that one that turns the phone into a laser guarded steel vault lined with chrome football helmets and a chick in a bikini on a yellow motorcycle.
     

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