themes???

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  1. joeyiscool

    joeyiscool Member

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    so how come the app store does not have themes? Ive jailbroken my ipod plenty of times and i cont really like it because it seems to buggy. so how come apple doesn't put out themes or why isn't customize in the app store

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  2. Jarlath

    Jarlath Retired Moderator

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    Because themes change the UI, which changes the Apple Experience, which is forbidden. They've disapproved apps which varied too much from laid-out UI guidelines before... and Apple REALLY doesn't like people mucking around with the interface. So therefore, no themes. Plus, Customize overwrites system files... which again is a no-no for an App Store application (it can't affect any files outside of its own directory is the rule).

    Basically, the iPod's interface is considered to be perfect as-is, and you're only allowed to customize things that don't change the Experience. This means no wallpapers (except the lockscreen), no custom icons, and no changing the colors.

    Remember, they Think Different.
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    well thats lame, thanks for the info tho.
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    Baker5 Well-Known Member

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    its so they have a certain level of control
  5. ryanlusk

    ryanlusk Banned

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    It's Apple.
    They want everyone to have to look at the same ugly black background.
    Think Apple.
    Think Different.
  6. JohnnyAndroid

    JohnnyAndroid Active Member

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    That's weird how they want everyone to "Think Different", but everyone who has an iPod/iPhone has the same black backgound.

    Just the lock screen wallpaper is so supposed to make a person different. Puhhhlease!

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    well they like to keep it simple yet be in control of most things

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