iPhone Dark theme request

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

  1. Kozre macrumors newbie

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    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.
     

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  2. Jimbo47 macrumors 6502a

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    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

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    It would be great if it could switch based on the ambient light sensor.
     
  4. rtomyj macrumors 6502a

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    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 601

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    The interface in the FaceTime app is perfect. I'd definitely put my name down for that option.
     
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    kmj2318 macrumors 68000

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    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).

    [​IMG]
     
  7. Altis macrumors 68000

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    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?...

    Poll?
     
  8. Dulcimer macrumors 6502a

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    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.
     
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  10. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    That basically uses the actual camera, so somewhat different.

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

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    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

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    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

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    [​IMG]

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

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

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    The Remote App is how the Music app should look like.
     
  15. Kozre thread starter macrumors newbie

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    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

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    So you are against of adding new features to ios7? You are uniq
     
  17. BvizioN macrumors 68040

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    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

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

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    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

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    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

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

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

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

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    I was about to go turn on inverted colours when I read that these are just mockups :(
     

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