I think this is the look that iOS 7 was going for


TJ61

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I think what iOS 7 was going for was blocking as little of the backlight from getting out as possible, so we could turn down the backlight and save battery.

If/when they change to an emissive display, we can expect a return to a darker-looking UI.
 

Sirious

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I think that the direction that Apple took with iOS 7 is a great start. They will continue to improve it and make changes from version to version, which is enough for me.
 
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jrswizzle

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I think that the direction that Apple took with iOS 7 is a great start. They will continue to improve it and make changes from version to version, which is enough for me.
+1

People seem to think of iOS 7 in a vacuum - when the reality is, its a foundation. Apple is already thinking about iOS 8, 9 and probably 10. They designed iOS 7 in this way.

We will continue to see refinements, just like we saw with iOS 1-6. Anyone who wants to "gouge their eyes out" when looking at iOS 7 really needs to calm down.