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« on: April 12, 2010, 18:44 »
As some may have heard, last week Apple announced the upcoming OS4 for iPhone and iPod touch.  One of the new features it has is finally being able to have wallpaper (welcome to 1995 Apple).  With the ever popular app store (185,000 apps and counting), i'm wondering if they'll try to monetize on the new wallpapers and open a wallpaper store in conjunction to the app store. If this were to happen, it could be a big opportunity for stock photographers.

Anyone have any thoughts?

« Reply #1 on: April 12, 2010, 18:52 »
I hope they do!  ;D
They already sell music by the download so it wouldn't be a big stretch to sell photos. GO FOR IT APPLE!

« Reply #2 on: April 12, 2010, 18:55 »
I can already set a background on my iPhone and iPad.  Are you talking about something else?

« Reply #3 on: April 12, 2010, 19:44 »
I don't think they are going to have a dedicated "WallpaperStore", but there will definitively be plenty more of applications providing free or paid wallpapers.

I'm myself currently starting to develop such an app: this will be my first iPhone/iPad app. I'm a software developer, which should helps quite a bit :)

I will try to sell my "artistic" photos (mostly macros) which doesn't sell on microstock sites. Will be an interesting experience indeed.

« Reply #4 on: April 14, 2010, 19:40 »
I can already set a background on my iPhone and iPad.  Are you talking about something else?

you can currently set your welcome screen with a wallpaper, but not all the pages with apps on them

« Reply #5 on: April 14, 2010, 19:43 »
I guess you're right on the phone, but I can on the pad.


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