‘ayecon’ adds insanely detailed icons to the iPad

By , Jul 24, 2012

ayecon — the high resolution WinterBoard theme from renowned designer, Surenix — is making its way to the iPad. Perhaps the worst kept secret in the theming community, ayecon for the iPad is very real, and it’s coming soon to a jailbroken iPad near you.

If you’re at all familiar with the small screen version of ayecon, then you will know just what to expect from the iPad version. Not much has changed here, but as you know, that’s entirely a good thing. Full video preview inside…

ayecon, as its name alludes to, is all about the app icons on your Home screen. ayecon prides itself on providing some of the most high resolution icons and textures in the theming community, and it doesn’t disappoint. It really is something that needs to be seen in person to fully appreciate, but you might be able to get a good idea by looking at our video above.

Of course, you will need a high resolution display to take advantage of the theme, so the new iPad is a prerequisite. Fortunately, the new iPad, and its latest firmware can be easily jailbroken, and Apple hasn’t bothered to push an update since it was jailbroken many months ago.

All of your stock icons have been themed, along with numerous their party apps, and even many jailbreak app icons. If it’s a popular app either on the jailbreak side, or the App Store side, then you can almost guarantee that it will be included in the package.

Along with the icons themselves, there are also themes for the status bar, the wallpaper, and Notification Center, among other things. If you watched our previous video covering ayecon for the iPhone, then you’ll understand how insanely detailed each and every portion of this theme really is.

One of the things that always sticks out to me are the Notification Center textures. It looked great before on the iPhone, but now it’s just unreal how realistic the textures look. It almost feels that if you reach out and touch it, you’ll notice a burlap feeling sensation on your fingertips; it’s that convincing.

Obviously if you’re not a big fan of themes, then it’s unlikely that ayecon will change your mind, but I suppose it might if given a chance. I labeled it a benchmark theme when it was released on the iPhone back in early June, and I’ll reiterate it here. This is a benchmark theme.

When can you expect its release? Ayecon will be available on August 3rd, for the price of $2.99. If you’ve already purchased the iPhone version of the theme, then the price is reduced to $1.99. Of course, it would be nice if it were a free universal upgrade, but considering how much time and effort it must have taken to “re-retinanize” (yeah, I made that up) all of these icons, add additional icons, and make the tweaks that come with porting the theme to the iPad, I’d say the asking price is entirely reasonable.

What do you think? Do you plan on purchasing ayecon for the iPad when released?

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  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000621242432 Ivan Bruel

    Finally!

  • jose castro

    there really not much to say about this.. i like it but i wish the developer could of done a theme different from the iPhone version… but it still nice and retinae :)

  • http://twitter.com/gfehr gfehr

    I’ll be happy to pay $1.99 to ‘sync’ this theme in both of devices.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1124414194 Ryan Sams

    meh

  • http://twitter.com/HiTekkSteff Stephaughn Alston

    Whole time I was pronouncing it like “a-con” and not “icon”. Are you sure that’s how you say it?

    • http://www.youtube.com/myjailbreakmovies/ Jeff Benjamin

      Yes, it’s pronounced i-con, due to the high resolution icons that are prominently featured in the theme.

  • http://twitter.com/ExWoW MiKey

    Might be slightly off-topic but… Jeff? Your posts and vids are not only the best on iDB but on all Jailbreak Sites/Blogs in my opinion :) Each time I read or watch one of your… I’ll call them gifts :D I feel informed afterwards and still feel entertained. Thank you from Germany :)

    • http://www.youtube.com/myjailbreakmovies/ Jeff Benjamin

      Well thank you. It’s very nice to hear that.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1595420643 Simche Apple Konstantinovic

      I can’t describe, how much I agree with you!! Jeff, you truly rock! Many Thanks from Sweden too :)

  • 1337lolzorz

    Can’t wait!

  • http://twitter.com/T1rell T1rell

    gives you an eye-gasm

  • Scott Whitlow

    Still wish you could get something like this without having to install Winterboard though (and no – dreamboard is not much better). I love stuff like this but hate the instability that winterboard provides. :(

    • http://twitter.com/GuyBey0ndC00L eDDie

      So does winterboard kill batteries and resource. My iPhone 4S seems to be almost dead and I only use it for about 5hrs

  • Scott Whitlow

    Jeff – Quick question: What kind of video camera do you use to film? Your videos always look great!

  • http://twitter.com/Tim_Red_Beard Timothy Griskus

    I have ayecon on my iPhone now and I love it…best theme I have used!! I can’t wait for the iPad version for my “new” iPad. And I agree with MiKey I always recommend iDB and your reviews Jeff, great site and I will follow it for years to come….

  • Dan

    nice, already have this on my iPhone but I will buy it for ipad as well. The iPad is lacking in quality themes imo

  • Agil1ty

    Wish surenix would also support the iPad 2.. Would love this on it!

    • http://twitter.com/kNoXLegion kNoX Legion

      Of course it works on every iPad but only on the new iPad you get all the details of the retina icons

      • Agil1ty

        Not totaly of course, as the ayecon theme for the iPhone was retina-only! But thanks!

  • WolfgangHoltz

    You should get paid to install worthless shit like this.

  • http://twitter.com/PakoBahena Pako

    As a themer myself.. I must say Surenix has done an amazing job. Trying real hard to be as good as him (:

  • Falk M.

    Too bad it’s Winterboard-based, so no go for me.
    Maybe when my iPhone 4 becomes my tinker/backup device when I get the next iPhone… :)

  • http://www.eraser.org B. Braun

    A word on the Video: These flikering light effects, for example @0:08 and @2:48, are disurbing.

  • http://twitter.com/skunnes skunnes

    So much win in here :)

  • http://www.iPhonecaptain.com Mitch

    Jeff can you tell me which camera you use? Do you use a special mic?

  • http://www.facebook.com/antman217 Anthony Antunez

    I love this theme but I have battery drainage on my iPhone 4 with Winterboard installed, anyone else having battery drain issues? And if so any suggestions on how to reduce it. The problem is specifically with Winterboard since I have tested battery with it installed and when its not and there is a major difference. My battery went down 10% in just 5-10 minutes and that was just while using messaging and using safari which usually take less than 3% for me without Winterboard.

    • http://twitter.com/GuyBey0ndC00L eDDie

      I’m trying to figure out the issue for my iPhone 4S

    • Agil1ty

      I would restore your phone, rejailbreak it, and see if the problem is fixed after..