Additionally, we were also under the impression that custom backgrounds would be an iPhone 4 and 3GS treat, and that again the iPhone 3G (and 2G) would be missing out. Apple are constantly reminding us that not all features are going to be available for all models, and so iPhone 3G owners had pretty much resigned themselves to the standard homescreen background for the rest of their iPhone’s days, until an upgrade to 3GS or 4 came along.
However, a small picture towards the bottom of Apple’s iOS 4 webpage has got us wondering whether the iPhone 3G might still be in the running to receive custom backgrounds. As you can see from the picture below, all three models (including the iPhone 3G) are shown to be displaying a ‘custom background’.
Apple rarely seem to get details like this wrong – and obviously, the page will have been checked over again and again before it’s launch yesterday, post-Keynote.
So maybe not all is lost for iPhone 3G owners. With folders as an update certainty, and now the possibility of custom backgrounds, maybe iOS 4 will hold more for them than any of us originally anticipated. If we hear anything more we’ll let you know!
If you check back on Apple’s site, they’ve corrected the picture. It now shoes an iPhone 3G displaying the standard Home screen background, alongside an iPhone 3GS and 4 which show the custom iOS 4 background. You can check out the picture below.
[Thanks to Kelvin for the tip!]