I just skimmed through the neat homescreens posted by many MPU-users. Many of my favorites use the invisible app tile trick to make their apps fit a certain layout, like showing up at the bottom. I use this trick, too, but it is awfully arduous to set up. Which makes me wonder…
Why on Earth or beyond is Apple still enforcing the apps-go-from-top-left-to-bottom-right rule?
I’m serious. I want to hear some justifications so that I can be a little less frustrated every time I change wallpapers or accidentally tap these fake icons.
I’ll go first: simplicity. As elsewhere on Apple’s mobile OSes, less is more. Preventing users from setting up their own layouts limits the chance that, say, someone will lose an app and not be able to find it.