Apple’s short and long-term strategy is apparent amid recent news involving the iPhone 5 release and the first high-def Apple TV: own everything we do in life beyond sleeping or eating.
The Cupertino, California technology company earned its way into the lives of so many throughout the world with a bottoms-up strategy, integrating into the lives of consumers so that eventually the company’s products are services are not merely tools used in life, but a part of life beyond base tool function. The revolution that began with strange computers used mostly by graphic designers is now integrated into the daily lives of millions of consumers around the world in most everything they do, and the company aims to take that a bit farther, soon.
***Own the delivery tool and the distribution source for all content and e-tools. It seemed revolutionary when Apple turned its fortunes some years back with the iPod and iTunes, revolutionizing how music is bought and listened to. Then the company effectively created the app with the iPhone. Now, the company is expected to launch the Apple TV, the high-def product that will fuel what is sure to be a video version of what iTunes has become for music.
Who will reign the smartphone jungle?
Apple’s next generation iPhone, dubbed iPhone 5, which is expected to feature a “radical new design” and boast of major hardware and software changes, could rule the smartphone jungle but it faces a powerful adversary in Google Nexus 4G.
iPhone 5, which is expected to be launched in September, will reportedly feature a “radical new case design,” keeping in line with Apple’s reputation as a company which is always on the bleeding edge of industry design.
iPhone 5 is expected to boast of the following features:
> A5 processor in the range of 1.2-1.5 GHz
> Aluminum metal backing of the original iPhone instead of the current glass surface back piece
> A teardrop design, like the new iPod Touch, with the top being thick and then tapering to a skinnier bottom
> An improved antenna (no more Antennagate, yay!)
> More RAM, possibly 1GB
> Better camera (perhaps 8-megapixel) with 1080p video playback and panaromic photo capture capability and an improved dual-LED flash unit
> Bigger-edge-to-edge 3.7- to 4-inch curved glass screen (iPHone 4 has 3.5-inch screen)
> A SIM-less design
> 3-4 internal antennas for both GSM and CDMA networks
> 4G connectivity
> iOS 5, which will be true multitask capable and come with loads of new features such as News Stand, Reminders, Delta Updates and iMessage
> Improved speech recognition features, and
> Wireless charging capability
> Better talktime and standy time
Dreamboard is now available on cydia for $2.99. Presently, it supports iPhone running iOS 4.2.1 or up.
To install the theme manager, just search “Dreamboard” on cydia to locate the hack and tap “Purchase” to get it. The installation process is very straightforward and you don’t need to do any configuration to make it work.
Download Dreamboard Theme
Dreamboard comes with a default theme called Endroid which is a HTC-like theme as you have seen in the demo. If you want to install other themes, simply launch Cydia and tap “Sections”. Scroll down and locate “Themes (Dreamboard)”. Tap on it and Cydia will show you all the available Dreamboard themes.
Unlike Winterboard, most of the Dreamboard themes are not free. The price of these themes range from $1 to $3. All of them offers a few screenshots for preview purpose. Once you purchase and install the theme, it’ll automatically appear in Dreamboard and you can just tap on it to switch the theme.
Here are two of the amazing Dreamboard themes:
If you love iPhone Theme…
You have to give Dreamboard a shot if you love theming your iPhone and show off to your friend. Though it’s a paid hack, it makes theming a lot simpler on jailbroken iPhone. It’s so easy to turn your iPhone into a HTC Android device or Window Phone. It saves me so much time and makes theming so fun.
So far I love Dreamboard. It’s impressive and worth the money. What do you think about Dreamboard? As always, feel free to leave us comment and share your thought.
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Winterboard is one of my favorite jailbreak hack and the primary reason I still jailbreak my iPhone. I know many of you also love Winterboard that lets you theme your iPhone with beautiful icons, background, keyboard, etc. It’s a great hack to make your device stand out from others.
By combining with other cydia hacks such as iBlank, five icon dock, five column springboard, you can completely revamp the iPhone’s interface and even make it look like a HTC Android device.
Drawback of Winterboard
However, if you have followed our guide to install HTC theme on your jailbroken iPhone, you know it’s not very straightforward and take you considerable amount of time to configure the theme. You have to install various hacks, perform some manual editing and move icons around to make the theme work.
Okay, you have configured a great theme and make your iPhone look like Android. But what if you want to fallback to the original iPhone home screen or switch to other themes? You probably need to go through the same procedures again.
As a normal iPhone user, you probably don’t want to go through all these complex procedures in order to setup a theme, even it’s stunning. Ideally, you can switch between themes with just a few taps.
Dreamboard Lets You Easily Switch Between Themes
Here comes the Dreamboard that targets tor bring advanced theming to ordinary users without any complex configuration. It’s an advanced theme manager for jailbroken iPhone. Once installed, you take control of Springboard and are able to change themes with a couple of taps. Before you read on, take a minute to watch the video demo and see how easy you can turn your iPhone into a HTC-like device.
Cool, right? Dreamboard makes it very easy to switch between themes in just a few seconds. No complicate procedures, no need to install other cydia hack. Just launch Dreamboard, tap on the preferred theme and that’s it! To switch back to the original theme, launch Dreamboard again and select the default theme.