Do you want a dark keyboard in iOS?

Discussion in 'iOS 7' started by The Doctor11, Jan 7, 2014.

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Do you want a dark keyboard in iOS

  1. Yes I would use it all the time.

    30 vote(s)
    47.6%
  2. Yes I would use it sometimes.

    17 vote(s)
    27.0%
  3. No I would never use it.

    8 vote(s)
    12.7%
  4. No but I want apple to put it in for others.

    8 vote(s)
    12.7%
  1. The Doctor11 macrumors 603

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    #1
    Do you want a dark keyboard in iOS? There was one in iOS 7.1 beta 1 and then apple took it out. I liked it a lot and want apple to put it back. Do you want a dark keyboard?
     
  2. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    I think an option for one wouldn't be a bad idea so that you could choose to use it or not.
     
  3. RichardC300 macrumors 65816

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    I feel like if they add a dark keyboard, there will be a huge push towards a dark theme. Maybe that's why they removed it. But I would really like the dark keyboard (and a dark theme to complement it ;)).
     
  4. carjakester macrumors 68020

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    I'm using it with the jailbreak and i like it, a darker theme would be nice.
     
  5. antiprotest macrumors 65816

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    I like the white keyboard more but I don't mind the dark one.
     
  6. Sym0 macrumors 6502

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    Why can't they have both and simply swap them based on the ambient light sensor? The Dark one is on'y useful at night, otherwise the white one is closer to the original grey that still looks the best.
     
  7. chrf097 macrumors 68040

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    I thought it made the system look horribly inconsistent, but I think it was a good idea to include.
     
  8. iZac macrumors 68000

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    This man makes a lot of sense.
     
  9. Zcott macrumors 68020

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    I think it'd be better if it was dependent on colour of the device. Black phone, black keyboard.
     
  10. ttinc macrumors regular

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    Agree on the inconsistency -- it should be applied system wide as a dark theme option.

    Hell, they have a white boot screen for the white phones...why not a black theme for black phones?
     
  11. zeego macrumors newbie

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    Make an option for auto (swap using ambient light sensor as mentioned above) and manual option for either the dark or white keyboard.
     
  12. The Doctor11 thread starter macrumors 603

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    Your a genius why aren't you working at apple headquarters?

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    Um...NO
     
  13. chrf097 macrumors 68040

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    Rather than black, a dark grey would look much nicer.
     
  14. dec. Suspended

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    I don't like the inconsistency between the dark keyboard on my home screen and the light keyboard everywhere else. I think that eventually they will need to give customization options.
     
  15. cynics macrumors G3

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    It should be consistent!

    App Store ask for a password to enter a review.

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    Then you enter your review.

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    Blah, nice job Apple!!

    I could live with either.
     
  16. The Doctor11 thread starter macrumors 603

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    I think it's white is something that will be readable and black is not readable or gone forever I might not have apples exact words there but it's somewhere along those lines.
     
  17. aphexacid macrumors 6502a

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    It definitely needs to be an option! I want it too!
     
  18. cynics macrumors G3

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    What I'm saying is Apple needs to pick one. I just took those screen shots yesterday.
     
  19. DomC macrumors 6502

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    They should definitely give users the option.
     
  20. ben824 macrumors regular

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    I would like and entire dark theme but I had the dark keyboard on beta 1 and loved it!
     
  21. Armen macrumors 604

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    The dark keyboard doesn't fit well with every screen. For example when you bring it up in messages it doesn't look right.
     
  22. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    What doesn't look right about it?
     
  23. Armen macrumors 604

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    [​IMG] [​IMG]

    I think the keyboard color should be dynamic depending on what screen you are looking at. You should'nt have a static keyboard for every screen you look at. This isnt 2003.

    Don't get me wrong if the Messages app had a dark mode it would work just fine with it.
     
  24. C DM, Jan 8, 2014
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    To me it doesn't seem that the effect is to the same degree if what increase contrast does. Sure, it creates some division in the app making the separation between the keyboard and the rest of the content more obvious, but then some would really like that actually.

    By the way, the updated (default) keyboard in beta 3 is already slightly darker and/or less transparent/translucent.

    To me it's really more about just subjective looks of it than a huge removal of a lot of obvious and really nice or useful transparency/translucency.

    It all being an option that someone can select to use or not makes it less controversial too. And yes, an overall darker mode would be even better.
     
  25. Armen macrumors 604

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    The less you allow a consmer to customize a product the stronger the brand recognition remains.

    The iPhone's branding visuals are:

    1. The apple logo on the back of every iPhone
    2. The familiar square icons lined up in a grid
    3. the familiar circle home button on the bottom.

    I jailbreaked my iphone, put it in a case, used a Winterboard theme to change the way all the icons looked and you had to see the confusing looks I got from people when they looked at my phone.

    "Is that an iPhone?".

    You'd be surprised how these subtle changes confuse people.

    If you notice the only UI customizations in iOS 7 relate to accessibility. Of course wallpaper being there from the start. I really don't see Apple allowing users to customize more and more aspects of the UI.

    P.S. I'm still upset the new home button on the 5S doesnt have that rounded square undernear the button. it looks weird without it like the original broke and was replaced by some cheap aftermarket one.
     

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