Why can iPhone icons stay up to date with the date but not the weather?

Dragoro

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Seems like it should do both.....
 

Youngbinks

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I do wish the weather icon could change for the temperature of the first city in the list. That would save me a lot of hassle of waiting for all of the cities to load. Definitely a novel idea.
 
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I do wish the weather icon could change for the temperature of the first city in the list. That would save me a lot of hassle of waiting for all of the cities to load. Definitely a novel idea.
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acosmichippo

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ah yes, #126 on the "simple things to implement that we'll never have" list.
 

JoeT

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Most likely because the date can be determined without accessing the network, but the weather cannot. I would not mind a periodic check (say once per day), however.

There's lots of things that should be configurable on the iPhone and are not. O Update, Update, why hast thou forsaken me? Alas, a Palm I hope you do not become!
 

acosmichippo

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true, it is not as simple as determining the date... however, if a Vista gadget can accomplish the task, i'm pretty sure Apple could figure something out.
 

Lincoln

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The iCal icon in Leopard has also been updates to show the current date; it sat at July 16th in Tiger.

I'm quite sure this is possible; it may take a second to load,but surely possible.

- John
 

JoeT

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Absolutely possible; they probably were thinking that non-critical data like that should only be updated on-demand. They could have made it configurable, but chose not to - back to my earlier point. One thing I am interested to see with the SDK is how many apps spring up to overcome Apple's laziness.