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About that Water Drop Background in iOS 4

iPhone 4 with ugly background

I absolutely hate the default background in iOS 4. When the iPhone 4 came out, I was in complete awe of the hardware design—it’s beautiful and a solid device to hold in your hand. That wallpaper though, what the hell was the iOS team thinking? Well, I think I know.

What better way to get people to change their background than to make their background completely hideous? I know that sounds ridiculous, but maybe it’s what they were thinking. It’s the only explanation I can think for why it’s there. Only a fool would think their iPhone looks amazing with water droplets all over it.

So, was Steve Jobs smoking crack that week when he gave the approval for that wallpaper, or was it a deliberate attempt to make people notice the background and entice them to want to change it?

I’ll give Jobs the benefit of the doubt on this one.


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