Interestingly enough, a MacRumors reader found an icon in the iTunes 10.2 resources that suggests a CDMA version of the white iPhone 4 will be released as well, as iTunes contains two different graphic files for the GSM model and CDMA. Speculation in the past months simply pointed to the white iPhone as a GSM unit, but since the release of the Verizon iPhone many wondered whether the white iPhone could be also released in CDMA flavor. An icon found in iTunes is no proof of Apple’s plans for the white iPhone, and could be the result of a designer thinking ahead and preparing graphic files “just in case”.
One MacRumors reader did some poking around in iTunes 10.2 resource files and discovered an icon for the white CDMA iPhone 4 that would be displayed in the Summary window within iTunes when the device is connected. The image is distinct from the original white iPhone 4 icon and clearly shows the antenna break on the top right side of the CDMA version that is not present in the GSM version.
As you can see on the website, you can move an airplane between cities in the world based in different time zones, and see the icon update in real-time. It’s very cool.
If you’re anything like me, you know how disappointing it iswhen you purchase an app from the App Store and you find out the icon hasn’t been updated for the Retina Display. Ok, it’s just an icon — but you know it looks bad and ruins the feng shui of your homescreen. If you care about your homescreen, you know what I’m talking about.
Now, this tutorial is about a tweak available for free in Cydia that does some kind of magic: it turns any App Store icon into a Retina Display-ready icon with just a few taps and a respring. How is this possible? I don’t know for sure, but from my understanding this tweak, iRetiner, takes the original icon and redraws it automatically at a higher resolution. Most of all, it just works.
So, jailbreakers, jump after the break and take a look at how you can get rid of those awful fuzzy icons with our guide. If you haven’t jailbroken your device yet, well, here are a few reasons why you should. (more…)
Something that started out as a doodle on my iPad grew into a cascade of late nights studying compass concepts and exchanging ideas with designers and good-folk alike. Sometimes you just stumble upon a fun notion and you gotta run with it, in this case it was as simple as the idea of why the Safari icon always had to depict that one type of Compass.
Some things in life are so cool, geeky — let me just say it, awesome — that you’ve got to see them with your own eyes to believe. I’ve always been attracted by the “digital becomes real” experiments (there’s this video on Vimeo about Facebook, Twitter and OS X created with cardboard I can’t find anymore), and what “interface artist” Johannes P Osterhoff has come up with is just too cool to not end up here in the late night geek coverage of MacStories.