I was wondering why the Home view on the iPhone features a flat black background. It saves battery (it doesn't, it turns out), I suppose, but it's also a little boring. Here's my mock-up of what it would look like with images as the background. Keep in mind, this probably won't be available on the actual iPhone. Apple's "blue swoosh" image. Nice, but feels like bastardized Mac OS X. Apple's "Nemo" picture. Colorful, but too busy? This is a photo I took - it's a typical photo someone might use if you could make your own home screen background. Way too busy! Maybe it's just my failure to find better images, but the black looks better than any of these to me. P.S. It's been pointed out to me, and I now agree, that an all-black LCD screen uses MORE power than an all-white one.