Don’t you just love showing off the third-gen iPad’s Retina display? Though plenty of apps indeed do just this, one new jailbreak tweak promises to give the new iPad’s icons the Retina-treatment they deserve, replacing the stock design with a new, super-detailed theme that looks downright beautiful.
The tweak I’m talking about is called “ayecon,” and it’s already available for the iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S. Now, jailbreakers can enjoy an iPad-specific version of the jailbreak theme, which is compatible with the “new” Retina display equipped third-gen iPad. As ayecon’s developer explains:
ayecon for iOS, pronounced “icon” or “ai-con“, is the benchmark in iOS theming. ayecon was designed to utilize every single pixel in Apple’s Retina display to the max.
Apple has done an amazing job with their iOS’s look and feel and that’s where ayecon based itself from. Still keeping somewhat of the iOS look and feel but this time, adding more details that you thought never existed, brighter colours, crisp textures—everything.
In ayecon, every icon shares its own a little story and every detail’s surreal from the fabric texture to the brushed metal volume scrubber. ayecon comes preloaded with everything that you’d ever want in a theme from over 50+ icons plus auto-app mask to full system user interface modifications. Once you use this theme, converting back to stock just won’t be the same.
If you already purchased ayecon for iPhone, then this new iPad version will set you back just $1.99. Otherwise ayecon for iPad is available in the Cydia Store for $2.99, via the BigBoss repository. Before downloading, be sure to have already installed Winterboard – you’ll need this to activate ayecon. For information on jailbreaking the third-generation iPad, check out our post.