Am I the only one who thinks iOS 7 Looks Weird on a Black iPhone?

Discussion in 'iOS 7' started by Radiating, Sep 20, 2013.

  1. macrumors 65816

    Dec 29, 2011
    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?
  2. macrumors 6502a

    Apr 9, 2011
    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¢
  3. macrumors 68030

    From A Buick 8

    Sep 16, 2010
    Ky Close to CinCinnati
    Finding the right wallpaper helps a lot.

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  4. Moderator


    Staff Member

    Sep 8, 2010
    Detroit, Michigan
  5. macrumors 68020


    Oct 27, 2010
    HR 9038 A
  6. macrumors regular

    Jul 21, 2010

    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.
  7. macrumors member

    Dec 22, 2010
    Finding the right wallpaper makes all the difference. I was really pleasantly surprised once I found "the one".
  8. macrumors 6502a


    Feb 7, 2012
    You shouldn't have to find a wallpaper to make a bunch of funky icons looking aesthetically pleasing.
  9. macrumors 65816

    Feb 6, 2009
    Melbourne Australia
    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.
  10. macrumors 6502


    Mar 13, 2009
    On your nine
    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 long as there's still plenty of color in them.
  11. macrumors 68000

    Mar 22, 2011
    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.
  12. macrumors 65816


    Jun 29, 2012
    Darker wallpapers look much better on the black phones.
  13. macrumors newbie

    Sep 19, 2013
    TC, I have a black iPhone 5 and I feel the EXACT same way.
  14. macrumors newbie

    Sep 20, 2013
    It looks just fine. Anyway, there are wallpapers out there available for download.
  15. macrumors 65816

    Sep 14, 2012
    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.
  16. macrumors 6502

    Sep 30, 2012

    Turning on "reduce motion" in accessibility fixed it on my ip5 and both my ipad4's.
  17. macrumors 68020


    Nov 22, 2011
    East Coast USA
    I have a white iPad black iPhone both look good.
  18. macrumors 68030


    Mar 16, 2012
    Manchester, UK
    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.
  19. macrumors 603


    Jun 4, 2007

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

    Aug 12, 2012
  21. Apple fanboy, Sep 21, 2013
    Last edited: Sep 21, 2013

    macrumors G3

    Apple fanboy

    Feb 21, 2012
    Behind the Lens, UK
    If you don't like it, just invert the colours under settings. Does that suit your taste better?

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  22. Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    I wished apple would provide a dark theme but overall I'm not noticing anything weird, it looks fine to me.
  23. macrumors member

    Oct 11, 2011
  24. macrumors member

    Jul 8, 2010
    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?
  25. thread starter macrumors 65816

    Dec 29, 2011
    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.

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