iPhone Dark theme request

Discussion in 'iOS 7' started by Kozre, Nov 4, 2013.

  1. Kozre macrumors newbie

    Nov 4, 2013
    What do you think about a request letter or petition to Apple to provide dark theme for all ios7 devices? I can't see anything hard to made this for apple r&d.
    I think about dark theme from first days on ios7, because white one is too bright on min in darkness and also annoys on spacegray sometimes.
    I found great new look of "remote", Will be great to see such style for main music app, messages and so on.

    Attached Files:

  2. Jimbo47 macrumors 6502a

    Jun 21, 2010
    I've been using the invert colors feature to she it at night especially for sites that have a white background. Makes it much easier to read. I set my home button to it so I can triple click to turn it on.
  3. djtech42 macrumors 65816


    Jun 23, 2012
    West Chester, OH
    It would be great if it could switch based on the ambient light sensor.
  4. rtomyj macrumors 6502a


    Sep 3, 2012
    This. I'll go ahead and sign the petition or whatever if this is the end result. Best use of ambient sensor.
  5. Knowlege Bomb macrumors 603

    Knowlege Bomb

    Feb 14, 2008
    Madison, WI
    The interface in the FaceTime app is perfect. I'd definitely put my name down for that option.
  6. kmj2318, Nov 4, 2013
    Last edited: Nov 4, 2013

    kmj2318 macrumors 68000


    Aug 22, 2007
    Naples, FL
    Given how iOS 7 was designed, it should be (relatively) easy to make this possible. Would it not be just assigning different colors? They do it pretty well with maps.

    Also, I think Jony and Craig are more likely to listen to people than Steve and Scott were. Given that this wouldn't be too difficult of a feature to implement, creating a petition may actually do us good.

    Edit: Here's a mockup I did a while ago. What I find very interesting is that all of those vibrant colors that it uses, Work just as well against white vs. black. I think that was probably intentional. The more I think about it, I'd be surprised if we don't see this by iOS 8 (but i'd rather 7.1).

  7. Altis macrumors 68030

    Sep 10, 2013
    Some good ideas going here, guys.

    As was posted above, setting triple-click home to Invert Colors helps wonders in the meantime.

    But you'd think they'd be able to come up with a dark theme after all these years. How would this not be more useful than parallax?...

  8. Dulcimer macrumors 6502a


    Nov 20, 2012
    Honestly, I think the reason they forwent the dark theme was because it'd look too much like Android, which uses a dark theme because many Android devices use an OLED screen (black isn't "on," so it doesn't use up battery).

    But every time I see that black keyboard pop up on my iPhone or iPad… stunning.
  9. Oohara macrumors 68020


    Jun 28, 2012
  10. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

    Oct 17, 2011
    That basically uses the actual camera, so somewhat different.

    Edit: Or at least it used to...
  11. SakuraSuki macrumors 6502

    Jul 18, 2013
    Yes, Dark theme... bring it on... I would like ability to pick theme for each individual apps... Some apps looks nice with white theme some looks good with dark theme
  12. Armen macrumors 604


    Apr 30, 2013
    Apple went out of their way to introduce some bright colors with iOS 7 and the iPhone 5C. i doubt they are going to undo that by allowing dark themes.

    Apple is also smart not to give customers everything they want.
  13. Riverton macrumors member

    Dec 4, 2012

    The remote.app looks much better than the music.app.



    P.S. Anyone know how to make linked images appear smaller? Those are huge!
  14. WhackyNinja macrumors 68000


    Jul 6, 2012
    Kissimmee, FL
    The Remote App is how the Music app should look like.
  15. Kozre thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 4, 2013
    So all of you agree with me, glad to see that.
    I will write example with main points and post it here to collect all your advices and edit my message to apple.
  16. Kozre thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 4, 2013
    So you are against of adding new features to ios7? You are uniq
  17. BvizioN macrumors 601


    Mar 16, 2012
    Manchester, UK
    I don't mind it as an option but personally I would not use it.
    It make sense on the black iPhones.
  18. thejadedmonkey macrumors 604


    May 28, 2005
    You mean too much like Windows Phone, which has a *drumroll please* light theme and dark theme? ;)
  19. Kozre thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 4, 2013
    Dark theme request

    Who cares about WinPhone or Android comparison?
    After IOS7 release everyone compared it with Android, win8, Miui and other stuff, laughing out that iOS7 is a piece of plagiarism. I just use my device and want more comfort in night. I don't want to twirl like a crazy home button every time I need to check picture or smthing else in dark
    Also I want my spacegray looks better.

    Just asked who wants to help...
    Sorry for bad english
  20. Markyyy macrumors regular

    Aug 1, 2013
    I'm not keen on the full-on black in your mockups, but the dark grey elements in facetime and Private Safari browsing are perfect.
  21. lexvo macrumors 65816

    Nov 11, 2009
    The Netherlands
    I'm all for a dark theme. But dark grey please, not pure black.
  22. Kozre thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 4, 2013
    Agree, dArk grey will be better then black with white fonts
  23. LukasValine macrumors regular


    Nov 5, 2013
    I don't think I would use it, but it would still be cool to have the option.
  24. 3bs macrumors 603


    May 20, 2011
    Dublin, Ireland
    I was about to go turn on inverted colours when I read that these are just mockups :(

Share This Page