x PhoneArena is looking for new authors! To view all available positions, click here.
  • Home
  • News
  • Live wallpapers come to the iPhone and iPod Touch

Live wallpapers come to the iPhone and iPod Touch

Posted: , by Ken N.

Tags:

Live wallpapers come to the iPhone and iPod Touch
When Android 2.1 was released, the live wallpapers added a beautiful, albeit power-hungry, new dimension to the user interface. Now, Apple's iOS 4.x and iOS 3.x devices can enjoy the same experience with a new app called vWallpaper.

According to Redmond Pie, the installation process seems very straight-forward. User feedback seems positive, except for the obvious battery drain of constantly running video. The app does appear to be a little much for past iPhone models which run on half the flash memory of the iPhone 4.

Considering the mixed reports on the iPhone 4's battery life, inevitably gluttonous live wallpaper might not be the best idea. But we also believe it's about time the iPhone got a taste of this wallpaper eye-candy.

If you feel like installing vWallpaper on your iPhone, you simply need to add "http://i.danstaface.net/deb" as a source in Cydia, and then look for "vWallpaper" if you're running OS 4, or "vWallpaper for OS3", if you are still stuck with OS 3, obviously.


source: Redmond Pie

Live wallpapers come to the iPhone and iPod Touch
Live wallpapers come to the iPhone and iPod Touch




16 Comments
  • Options
    Close




posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:48

1. trentsinmypants (Posts: 313; Member since: 29 Jan 2009)


Sweet :D Glad to see that someone made this for us iPhone users. God knows that Apple will be late to the party once again.....

posted on 24 Aug 2010, 10:36

2. clevername (Posts: 1431; Member since: 11 Jul 2008)


Funny thing this has been available on Cydia for years. At least since os 2.x that's when I jailbroken my first iPhone and found it.

posted on 24 Aug 2010, 10:39

3. appleberry dude (unregistered)


this is really cool....

posted on 24 Aug 2010, 14:12

4. ttocs70 (unregistered)


You do not seem to be able to interact with these like on Android. They are just looped videos playing in the background. How is this considered a live wallpaper?

posted on 24 Aug 2010, 19:33

7. baldilocks (Posts: 541; Member since: 14 Dec 2008)


And the Android live wallpapers do nothing but slow down the phone. They are just eye candy and static wallpapers function better.

posted on 24 Aug 2010, 22:33

9. CRICKETownz (Posts: 980; Member since: 24 Oct 2009)


Live wallpapers don't slow down my X...try again

posted on 25 Aug 2010, 19:33

12. Captivate FTW (unregistered)


These are not living wallpapers, its just a video playing in the background of the phone. Android wins again

posted on 24 Aug 2010, 15:58

5. ilia1986 (unregistered)


Well although it is definitely cool - because your screen is always covered with icons (unlike in Android where it is possible to have 7 totally blank screens) - it's not too useful anyway..

posted on 24 Aug 2010, 19:32

6. baldilocks (Posts: 541; Member since: 14 Dec 2008)


You don't know much about the iPhone then. You can have as many blank screens as you want with the iPhone. Kinda look foolish posting when you don't know what you are posting about.

posted on 24 Aug 2010, 22:38

10. CRICKETownz (Posts: 980; Member since: 24 Oct 2009)


So, you can't get unlimited data on the iPhone but you can get an unlimited amount of screens? Wow...

posted on 25 Aug 2010, 01:05

11. ilia1986 (unregistered)


I know almost everything there is to know about the iPhone - what about you? I obviously meant to say that in Android you can have 7 blank screens on your phone - because you can access your applications from the drawer. On the iPhone - you don't. The icons on your screen are the only way to access various applications. So - you can't have an entirely blanc screen on the iPhone - at least because the core apps cannot be removed. Even if you tucked everything in 2 or 3 folders on screen - that's still not considered blank. And I can't imagine anyone who buys an iPhone and doesn't install additional apps on it. So how bout you think first, and post afterwards - and not vice versa - if you are able to do the former activity at all.

posted on 24 Aug 2010, 19:35

8. vinsterdamus (Posts: 58; Member since: 20 Feb 2010)


am i the only one that really wanted to see the ps3 wave wallpaper but he just didn't show it at all!

posted on 28 Sep 2010, 03:05

13. anitha (unregistered)


Hd Wallpapers for free, sorted by categories.Easy to search hd wallpapers for your desktop background.Customize your background with cool hd wallpapers.hd wallpapers

posted on 30 Oct 2010, 00:27

14. karthica (unregistered)


Hd Wallpapers for free, sorted by categories. Easy to search hd wallpapers for your desktop background. Customize your background with cool hd wallpapers. Ileana

posted on 11 Apr 2011, 20:54

15. Sr1212 (unregistered)


You cannot have a totally blank IOS device blank icons are still icons taking up space, it may appear blank but in reality it is not.

posted on 19 Jul 2011, 18:04

16. tylermorris (unregistered)


actually if u move all apps to different screens beside the first one it will stay blank w/out
any apps on it

Want to comment? Please login or register.

Latest stories