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Radiating
Sep 20, 2013, 09:59 PM
Am I the only one who feels that Apple essentially released an operating system that only looks good on white iPhones? The amount of white space and bright neon hues is staggering in iOS 7 and it simply looks out of place on a black iPhone. There are no options for darker dynamic backgrounds and every Apple app includes an overload of pure white, what gives? This is something no less than 5 of my iPhone owning friends have pointed out and it's mirrored in Apple's advertising that only features the white iPhone 5S. Did Apple forget that black iPhone 5's exist?

Apple definitely made an OS that looks great... on the white iPhone, but why didn't they have a simple toggle that uses dark grey or black as the primary color for backgrounds? Why near-black dynamic backgrounds? Why no dark-grey interface version? I know everyone in the beta was practically begging for this, and now that I have iOS 7 on my black 5, it just plain looks weird every time I look at it.

Does anyone else feel the same way?

ajiuo
Sep 20, 2013, 10:03 PM
I was using ios7 beta on a white 5 for a few months.. I was a bit woried about switching to a black 5s.. But honestly it diesnt bother me to much.

White apps dont look nearly as bad on the black phone as black apps do on the white.. My 2

From A Buick 8
Sep 20, 2013, 10:04 PM
Finding the right wallpaper helps a lot.

SandboxGeneral
Sep 20, 2013, 10:05 PM
It looks fine to me.

sviato
Sep 20, 2013, 10:06 PM
I'm surprised there's not a black theme :S

mrdm
Sep 20, 2013, 10:11 PM
Am I the only one who feels that Apple essentially released an operating system that only looks good on white iPhones? The amount of white space and bright neon hues is staggering in iOS 7 and it simply looks out of place on a black iPhone. There are no options for darker dynamic backgrounds and every Apple app includes an overload of pure white, what gives? This is something no less than 5 of my iPhone owning friends have pointed out and it's mirrored in Apple's advertising that only features the white iPhone 5S. Did Apple forget that black iPhone 5's exist?

Apple definitely made an OS that looks great... on the white iPhone, but why didn't they have a simple toggle that uses dark grey or black as the primary color for backgrounds? Why near-black dynamic backgrounds? Why no dark-grey interface version? I know everyone in the beta was practically begging for this, and now that I have iOS 7 on my black 5, it just plain looks weird every time I look at it.

Does anyone else feel the same way?


No. Not at all. 7 is a huge improvement over 6 in so many ways and the aesthetic on black iPhones looks great in my opinion. It may be the background you've chosen.

peridot
Sep 20, 2013, 10:18 PM
Finding the right wallpaper makes all the difference. I was really pleasantly surprised once I found "the one".

Zellio
Sep 20, 2013, 10:22 PM
You shouldn't have to find a wallpaper to make a bunch of funky icons looking aesthetically pleasing.

mrmarts
Sep 20, 2013, 10:26 PM
I agree this new vibrant iOS is best experienced on a white or gold iPhone, i have always been using a black iPhone since the 3G, but the new iOS sticks out like a sore thumb, also the silver ring around the home button looks better on white my next iphone and ipad will be a white one.

jpcarro
Sep 20, 2013, 10:42 PM
You shouldn't have to find a wallpaper to make a bunch of funky icons looking aesthetically pleasing.

Apple's idea of "dynamic" theming. It's rendered most of my favorite wallpapers useless. But I agree with others, tinker with various wallpapers.

And I find the darker wallpapers do look better on my black 5s...as long as there's still plenty of color in them.

bushman4
Sep 21, 2013, 12:15 AM
Key to making iOS7 pleasing to your eye whether on a white or black iPhone5S is a wallpaper which makes the icons friendly. Busy wallpapers tend to take away, while colorful simple wallpapers look aesthetically pleasing.

BenTrovato
Sep 21, 2013, 12:24 AM
Darker wallpapers look much better on the black phones.

XciteMePls
Sep 21, 2013, 12:29 AM
TC, I have a black iPhone 5 and I feel the EXACT same way.

juliereed
Sep 21, 2013, 12:30 AM
It looks just fine. Anyway, there are wallpapers out there available for download.

lsutigerfan1976
Sep 21, 2013, 12:33 AM
Not to jack the thread, but i am disappointed that apple did nothing to fix the fact that if i set a picture as my wallpaper. It zooms in way too much. I kept hearing oh wait till they release the final version. They will fix it then. Well here we have the GM and final release, and still i cannot use personalized wallpaper because of the fact it zooms way in. Even when i fool with the settings and turn off panorama and other stuff. It still does not help. Seems like an oversight by Apple.

veedubshafer
Sep 21, 2013, 04:37 AM
Not to jack the thread, but i am disappointed that apple did nothing to fix the fact that if i set a picture as my wallpaper. It zooms in way too much. I kept hearing oh wait till they release the final version. They will fix it then. Well here we have the GM and final release, and still i cannot use personalized wallpaper because of the fact it zooms way in. Even when i fool with the settings and turn off panorama and other stuff. It still does not help. Seems like an oversight by Apple.


Turning on "reduce motion" in accessibility fixed it on my ip5 and both my ipad4's.

iapplelove
Sep 21, 2013, 04:55 AM
I have a white iPad black iPhone both look good.

BvizioN
Sep 21, 2013, 05:19 AM
Am I the only one ......

Never really quite understood these kind of questions that starts with "Am I the only one" Surely you are not and you know it. You could be a billionare and not be the only one, never mind when it comes to preference matters.

On the subject, I love iOS 7 to the point that iOS 6 and the other previous versions look hedious to me.

marksman
Sep 21, 2013, 05:20 AM
Racist?

I don't know though as I have a small white phone.

L1mera1n
Sep 21, 2013, 05:37 AM
You are the only one.

Apple fanboy
Sep 21, 2013, 05:40 AM
Am I the only one who feels that Apple essentially released an operating system that only looks good on white iPhones? The amount of white space and bright neon hues is staggering in iOS 7 and it simply looks out of place on a black iPhone. There are no options for darker dynamic backgrounds and every Apple app includes an overload of pure white, what gives? This is something no less than 5 of my iPhone owning friends have pointed out and it's mirrored in Apple's advertising that only features the white iPhone 5S. Did Apple forget that black iPhone 5's exist?

Apple definitely made an OS that looks great... on the white iPhone, but why didn't they have a simple toggle that uses dark grey or black as the primary color for backgrounds? Why near-black dynamic backgrounds? Why no dark-grey interface version? I know everyone in the beta was practically begging for this, and now that I have iOS 7 on my black 5, it just plain looks weird every time I look at it.

Does anyone else feel the same way?

If you don't like it, just invert the colours under settings. Does that suit your taste better?

maflynn
Sep 21, 2013, 05:40 AM
I wished apple would provide a dark theme but overall I'm not noticing anything weird, it looks fine to me.

coconutxyz
Sep 21, 2013, 06:20 AM
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/09/21/abe9y7yv.jpg
Something like this

iWeldonJ
Sep 21, 2013, 10:45 AM
I had iOS 7 while I had my white iPhone 5 and yes, it looked so much better . When looking at the apple site you can see that it was designed for white, which has always been apples color of choice, and style.... Simplicity.

I got stuck with space age gray, and to me it just doesn't flow. I'll play with darker wall papers and see if that in fact helps.

Someone just mentioned the silver ring around the home button, I don't see a silver ring around mine. Mine is all black, is that normal?

Radiating
Sep 22, 2013, 12:29 PM
I had iOS 7 while I had my white iPhone 5 and yes, it looked so much better . When looking at the apple site you can see that it was designed for white, which has always been apples color of choice, and style.... Simplicity.

I got stuck with space age gray, and to me it just doesn't flow. I'll play with darker wall papers and see if that in fact helps.

Someone just mentioned the silver ring around the home button, I don't see a silver ring around mine. Mine is all black, is that normal?

Only the white iphone has a silver ring. The black one having a silver ring is a misconception. I've been playing around with wallpapers. It's better but not perfect.

53kyle
Sep 22, 2013, 12:40 PM
Image (http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/09/21/abe9y7yv.jpg)
Something like this

Where did you find that wallpaper? I would like to use it

Rooster411
Sep 22, 2013, 01:03 PM
Finding the right wallpaper helps a lot.

Where do you find that wallpaper?

rmcnelly
Sep 22, 2013, 03:48 PM
Looks good to me. Just need the right wallpaper. I shot a pic of a neon sign, rotated it and zoomed in.

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-BfHufUfBXe4/Uj9VimZgHfI/AAAAAAAAOWU/opYcPX6kC90/s512/IMG_3691.jpg

mrgraff
Sep 22, 2013, 05:23 PM
Not wanting to steal coconutxyz' s thunder, but I just had to find that wallpaper:http://mobwall.com.ua/uploads/posts/2013-09/1378223084_black_panther_1.jpg

http://mobwall.com.ua/uploads/posts/2013-09/1378223084_black_panther_1.jpg

bjb.butler
Sep 22, 2013, 05:45 PM
I think it looks great, much better than iOS6 :D

mattdo93
Sep 22, 2013, 06:26 PM
If you don't like it, just invert the colours under settings. Does that suit your taste better?

Why do people keep saying this? That option messes with the entire UI and not just the parts that people want to be darker.

mrgraff
Sep 22, 2013, 06:35 PM
Why do people keep saying this? That option messes with the entire UI and not just the parts that people want to be darker.
They're not being serious.

apolloa
Sep 22, 2013, 06:42 PM
If you don't like it, just invert the colours under settings. Does that suit your taste better?

hahahahahaha I did that and it was awful! It makes the phone interface look like some sort of photograph negative that's not been properly exposed! Or maybe it's the wallpaper :rolleyes:

From A Buick 8
Sep 22, 2013, 07:43 PM
Where do you find that wallpaper?

Here you go.