I think I know why apple changed the dock...

Discussion in 'iPod touch 1.1.3 Application Compatibility' started by ./^\.ACE./^\., Jan 29, 2008.

  1. ./^\.ACE./^\.

    ./^\.ACE./^\. Member

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    With the old iPod dock it was to look shinny and reflective, Apple did this by adding icon reflection...
    The iPod dock with out the reflections looks really boring and dull...
    So when Apple added the wiggle feture in 1.1.3 it was to hard to make reflections that also wiggled with the apps, so insted of work out the problem the just gave the iPod the bussier iPhone dock...
    So apple is lazy, i guess must be the point here...
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    Anyone else have any ideas on why Apple would use a different dock now for 1.1.3?
  2. ipod touch fan

    ipod touch fan New Member

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    it makes sense to me.
  3. ska18

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    same here.
    seems pretty logical.
  4. RazerM

    RazerM New Member

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    While this seems logical, I'm not sure it's the reason. Why sacrifice the really nice dock, when the reflections could have faded away, then faded back when done ordering. (That wasn't a comment on your opinion - it's what I think Apple should have done)
  5. Pzippy

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    This was how I thought as well. I mean, it wasn't a main reason, but it could have just been too time consuming to do every icon, and have them all be wiggling.
  6. shortguy088

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    they could have just made it so when you hold an app and then the apps start to wiggle then the reflection goes away
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    super51fan Well-Known Member

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    that does make sence
  8. Mortel

    Mortel Active Member

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    Well, they could have made it so the reflections went away while wiggling was active, but they didn't. I don't know if this is the actual reason for making the dock like that, maybe no one over at Apple thought of that. Companies don't get everything right the first time, that's why they have upgrades. I'm sure if enough people talk about it, Apple will do that in their next upgrade, which will probably be 1.1.4.
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    Yeah, but what about CoverFlow? Apple could've just borrowed the reflection code from there...
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    Whosthatrandom New Member

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    Perhaps someone at Apple just decided that the iPhone dock was better, and decided to put it on both devices...

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