Down with black icons!

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by TheSpaz, Oct 7, 2008.

  1. TheSpaz macrumors 604


    Jun 20, 2005
    I hate black icons. I'm not racist or prejudice, but they just blend into the SpringBoard way to easily and look rather silly. Before you start "But, Apple's Clock icon is black!" ... I've never been a fan of the default Clock icon either... doesn't it just like it stands out compared to the brightly colored icons? Black on Black is stupid looking. Reminds me of somebody wearing black shirt, black pants, black shoes, black socks and black hat.... then having that person run on the side of the road at night.
  2. Interstella5555 macrumors 603


    Jun 30, 2008
    You realize it sounds a little weird when you automatically say you're not a racist because you don't like black icons. You're kidding, right? I don't like black paint to be the primary color of an inside room, but don't feel the need to say I'm not racist because I AESTHETICALLY don't like the color.

    On topic, any app with a black icon has a thin white border around it. If you don't like them, put them all on one page together.
  3. The General macrumors 601

    Jul 7, 2006
    Or jailbreak, change the icons, and quit yer bitchin.
  4. TheAnswer macrumors 68030


    Jan 25, 2002
    Orange County, CA
    Are you suggesting he segregate them? That's racist!
  5. JML42691 macrumors 68020


    Oct 24, 2007
    Ya, but he shouldn't be forced to do this to get the icons to be fairly visible. This problem shouldn't exist in the first place.
  6. timimbo85 macrumors regular


    Feb 12, 2008
    yea this thread is worthless. thanks for wasting 10 seconds of my time.
  7. thejadedmonkey macrumors 604


    May 28, 2005
    yea this post is worthless. thanks for wasting 10 seconds of my time.
  8. TheSpaz thread starter macrumors 604


    Jun 20, 2005
    The thread title is pretty descriptive. You didn't have to click it. I just don't like black icons on a black background. If we could change the background color, it would be fine. Apple should give us the option to at LEAST change the background COLOR even if we can't put a photo there, it would be a step in the right direction. We can change our desktop picture on the computer, why not on the iPhone? We ALL know it's possible!
  9. WhySoSerious macrumors 65816


    Jun 30, 2007
    Dallas, TX
    i agree.

    the only icon that i have that does this is the MobileAP app for news. it really looks awkward when you look at the phone because it's the only app that doesn't have a border you can see. all you see is a brown hat.

    maybe they will release an updated icon with a white border to make it uniform with the rest of the apps out there.
  10. ntrigue macrumors 68040


    Jul 30, 2007
    I couldn't agree more...

    ...and I get why you made the snide racist works.

    Here is what I use on Winterboard. Its REALLY difficult to design a clock icon that looks interesting?!

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