Matt Coneybeare

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Apple Tweaked the Home Screen Icon Layout in iOS 4.2

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I have been using this grid iPhone wallpaper for awhile now and it lined up perfectly until some recent 4.2 build. Notice that in the iOS 4.2 screenshot, the icons in columns 3 and 4 appear to be shifted to the right by 1 pixel. The pixel shift probably won’t affect anybody except for wallpaper designers. I wonder why they did this?

UPDATE: 11/06/2010

It also appears that the corner radius has been adjusted slightly as well. In iOS 4.2, they seem to have shaved a bit more off the corner to make the radius a tad bigger. It is strikingly apparent in the Stocks, Calendar and Messages apps. This might have an impact on any developer who has fine tuned their icon in the corner for highlights, borders or whatever and some might have to be edited for this new corner radius.

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My name is Matt Coneybeare, I design and develop for iOS (iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch), Mac OS X and the Web out of New York. In 2008 I started a software company called Urban Apps that has made some pretty popular apps such as Ambiance and Hourly News. My current Stack Overflow reputation is about 27k.

I was a Rockstar a decade ago, but then went back to school and collected a Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science from U.C. Berkeley. Now I am settled down with my beautiful wife Di and our two doggies Hamachi and Foxy. While coding, I walk several miles/day on my Treadmill Desk. When not at my desk, I love exploring New York City as a Yelp Elite, or training for marathons.

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