iOS 7 Black theme would look like this!

Discussion in 'iOS 7' started by hello12, Aug 15, 2013.

  1. hello12 macrumors regular

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    So if you open the facetime app and cover the camera up, you get a glimpse of what iOS 7 would look like if you were able to put on a black theme instead of the white. WHY ISN'T APPLE DOING THIS???
     

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  2. batting1000 macrumors 604

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    Would look terrible across the entire OS imo. Black makes it look dull and dark.
     
  3. hello12 thread starter macrumors regular

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    So what would it hurt to have the option to change it? Just because your opinion is that it is ugly, others may not think that.
     
  4. batting1000 macrumors 604

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    We all know Apple doesn't roll that way.
     
  5. hello12 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Oh. I don't even think it looks dull and dark by the way. With the blue/red, looks cool to me, anyway.
     
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    Why would this happen?
     
  11. RoboWarriorSr macrumors 6502a

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    On most computer displays, such as the computer screen you’re probably reading this article on, using a black background won’t save you any battery life. No matter what color a pixel is – whether it’s dark black or blinding white – there’s a backlight at the back of your screen and it’s constantly outputting light. The black pixels block more of the backlight, but it’s still behind the black pixel, using power.

    For many portable devices – including Apple’s iPhone – you can’t save any battery life by using a black background. Like on a computer’s LCD monitor, the iPhone’s backlight is constantly shining when the screen is on.

    However, this doesn’t apply if you’re using a mobile device with an AMOLED (also known as Super AMOLED or OLED) display. OLED screens don’t have a solid backlight. Each pixel on an OLED screen is an “organic light emitting diode” that produces its own light. When the pixel is black, it isn’t producing any light. When the pixel is white, it’s producing light.

    Source: http://www.howtogeek.com/131823/htg...allpaper-save-battery-on-your-mobile-devices/

    The only reason for black would be 1) for authentic reasons (black iPhone) or 2) Night mode.
     
  12. batting1000 macrumors 604

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    The guy said it would be bad for battery. This doesn't explain how it would actually worsen battery life.
     
  13. RoboWarriorSr macrumors 6502a

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    This disproves the idea that black theme would decrease battery life. Wrong quote.
     
  14. WhackyNinja macrumors 68000

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    If this happens the Fandroid community will be in an uproar.
     
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    Too much black on the screen isn't practical on a sunny day either, that would make your iPhone getting even more hot (which could drain the battery faster) and make the display even harder to read.
     
  16. bbfc macrumors 68030

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    Feel sick just looking at it.

    I admit they could tone down the white, but a black theme just looks ugly.

    And we know that is not how Apple roll.

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    Not a very good example. That changes the colour of the buttons, not the ENTIRE OS.
     
  17. kmj2318 macrumors 68000

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    I like the idea of a dark screen, but in my opinion, dark UIs tend to look imposing, whereas light UIs feel more inviting.
     
  18. profets macrumors 68040

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    First glance I feel like I'm looking at windows phone UI
     
  19. roadbloc macrumors G3

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    So wait... how exactly are black backgrounds bad for battery life?
     
  20. RoboWarriorSr macrumors 6502a

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    iMacBooked has a possible answer I quoted incorrectly.
     
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    Mmmm I have opened Facetime before, at first looks new and cool but after a few minutes of the phone just lying around, looks boring, and yeah, between black and white, white wins, and lets face it, Apple will not give us a toggle switch between black and white.
     
  23. KeanosMagicHat macrumors 65816

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    As I've said in other similar threads, I'd love to have the option to default to a black / dark theme.
     
  24. Oppressed macrumors 65816

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    Apple prides itself on using displays that can produce excellent whites. This separates it from other phones, and therefore wanted to leverage this in iOS 7.
     
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    iOS 7 has enough problems with mistaken comparisons to Android. If it were primarily black this would just push it over the edge.
     

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