iOS 6 Brighter UI

Discussion in 'iOS 6' started by Antoni Nygaard, May 31, 2012.

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    Antoni Nygaard

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    Do you think the UI of iOS 6 is going to be more brighter?

    I did these tweaks to the UI on my iPhone based on the WWDC app.

    the UI elements comes from the WWDC app.

    and of course the text in the top bar has to be black instead of white, but couldn't do that.

    To me the brighter background color looks much better than the old Pinstripe.

    What do you think?

    am i wrong?
     

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    nuckinfutz

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    Brighter equals more battery drain so probably not.
     
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    I think iOS 6 is going to unify the UI on the iPhone and the iPad. The "chrome" will be silver on both devices compared to the current: silver on the iPad and blue on the iPhone.
     
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    Except for the fact that it doesn't.
     
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    nuckinfutz

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    http://bgoog.com/about

    http://ecoiron.blogspot.com/2007/01/black-google-would-save-3000-megawatts.html

    http://www.allaboutsymbian.com/features/item/12944_Maximising_battery_life_in_the.php

    Anxiously awaiting your reasoning behind believing that white backgrounds make no difference.
     
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    LCD screens work by having a white light constantly on, they cannot display black colors, so to get a darker color, the cell has to be closed, which uses more energy.

    White > Dark for less power consumption.
     
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    nuckinfutz

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    Doesn't apply to AMOLED screens.
     
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    dejo

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    iPhone doesn't use an AMOLED screen.
     
  9. macrumors newbie

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    The iPhone/iPad don't use OLED displays. LCD is backlit constantly, regardless of pixel color, so there is no difference in battery life, dark versus light.

    My old Samsung Captivate had an OLED display, and there was a measurable difference using dark themes versus light themes. In an OLED display, each pixel is its own light source, so solid black meant the pixel was "off".
     
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    In an IPS LCD display the backlight is always on and always the same brightness and LCD panels (excluding the backlight) don't change power based on the color they are displaying. This is why the blacks on an IPS aren't really all that black (ie if you show a black screen in a dark room it still lights up the room). OLED actually shuts the light off, IPS LCD doesn't work like that. Of note, CRT's also actually shut off the light so black saves power on those as well.

    Please do you research before spouting BS.
     
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    nuckinfutz

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    Yes. My bad I really should have stayed within the context of iPhone screen technology. Because the ramifications of white backgrounds and power drain do indeed depend on the display technology.

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    What I said was true of both OLED based display and Plasma technology. Nor did I qualify my response with "In IPS based LCD technology...."

    so it wasn't BS. Let's try not to be so pedantic.
     
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    The brighter UI looks really great. I hope Apple is removing the black/blue color schema in iOS6. The silver looks more professional then the current dark one.
     
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    Many lols, nice try backpedaling. We're talking very explicitly about iOS 6, and you said a brighter iOS 6 UI would drain the battery faster. That inherently means IPS based LCDs. You're the one being a pedant now.
     
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    nuckinfutz

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    That true. I failed to take it in context. Shall I offer you a pound of flesh as recompense? :p

    Actually it made me remember why I'm not that enthused by LCD technology. Lack of good blacks unless you spend an ****-ton of money. I almost went Plasma for my last TV purchase but I kept it really cheap because hey....that Apple HDTV may actually become a real product.

    truthfully yours

    Nuk the pedant.
     
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    Well a tempting possibility is a new screen that doesn't need the backlight on to read the screen, so the screen always has info visible even if just the time. in which case a high contrast theme would be useful.

    Then again if that does happen then the white new iPhone needs a white theme like yours, and the black new iPhone the inverse black theme.
     
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    musika

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    Oh boy was this far off... I wish. Unfortunately, Apple did the absolute opposite.
     
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    If it's any consolation, Maps has the silver chrome UI :)
     
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    About battery drain, you are both right...

    A brighter screen decreases battery life, but not because of the white. THe backlight is brighter, increasing power draw.

    A darker screen increases battery life because of the dimmer backlight, not the colors. The impact of shifting those pixels is nil.

    As for the appearance, I really liked the pin striping. It looked friendly. This one looks cold, like android.
     
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    The dark UI looks really good to me. It would be nice to get an option in UI style though.
     
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    I think you're right. Lately, Apple has been becoming more like Adobe in the sense that they are using multiple styles and designs across their devices. To me, it seems that they are going through their design philosophies and unifying them. In my opinion, I like this brighter UI; it looks great on the white iPhone 4S.
     

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