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Is Apple Planning to Copy Windows Phone’s Live Tiles in iOS? Not Really

Live tiles are one of the signature features currently on Windows phones, and there’s no doubt that they managed to set Microsoft’s mobile platform apart from Android and iOS which stick with more or less static icons.

But it looks like Apple is at least exploring possibilities of making iOS icons more dynamic, as a new feature aimed at developers and packed into iOS 10.3 betas brings new functionality to the home screen.

Specifically, as iDownloadBlog reports, developers will be allowed to change their apps’ icons in iOS 10.3 without an update, as it’s currently the case in the existing versions of iOS.

In other words, developers can trigger the icon change based on certain events, so they can specify one or more alternative icons that can be activated without pushing an app update through the store. These icon changes can occ… (read more)

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