iOS 7 on a BLACK iPhone will look weird

Discussion in 'iOS 7' started by daynel, Jun 10, 2013.

  1. daynel macrumors member

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    Of all the photos and videos I've see on Apple's website, every single iPhone (that I've seen, may have missed one) seen running iOS 7 is a White iPhone.

    I feel as though the design will look really odd on a black iPhone. The keyboard, the colourful icons, the white translucency, the rainbow effect on the different menus will all look like an odd contrast.

    I have a white iPhone, but I still hope that something is done to ensure the new design fits with the other 50% of iPhones out there.
     
  2. ionjohn macrumors 65816

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    indeed, it looks weird on my black iphone 5, I feel like I've got a cheap chinese fake iphone
     
  3. Ay_Zimmy macrumors 6502

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    I noticed that as well, if you watch the iOS 7 video, there are a few scenes where they use a black iPhone 5 and it didn't look too bad to me. However, I was suspect to this as well.
     
  4. acctman macrumors 6502a

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    they should of done a white and black scheme. i bet a black scheme would look sick on the black iphone
     
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  6. nbnbxdnb macrumors regular

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    I don't hate to have the largely applied whiteness and translucency on my black iPhone. The sharp contrast of black&white is seen on other popular apps like instapaper too. I think lots of people actually like it and pay $ for it.
     
  7. It's Electric macrumors member

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    I'm using it on a black iPhone right now, and it looks great.

    Changing the wallpaper significantly changes the appearance of the OS. You could choose a muted wallpaper if the contrast between the bright default wallpaper and the black phone bothers you.
     
  8. Nikos macrumors 68000

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    My iPhone 5 is black, and it doesn't look weird at all. I thought it might, but it didn't even cross my mind after installation.
     
  9. Naor macrumors regular

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    Feels the same for me. I have black iPhone 5.
     
  10. maxosx macrumors 68020

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    I don't believe the color of the phone matters. It's the pastel colors somewhat reminiscent of Tupperware that is a bit odd. Yet it's obvious Apple went for a distinctive look & they accomplished it. Soft & pretty it will certainly be popular with a segment of Apples customers. With a Silver or Gold case the phones jewel like appearance will be well liked by those who go for that type of look.
     
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    I actually prefer the look of the iOS 7 design changes on the black iPhone 5. Reminds me of my old 3GS with white back - oreo iPhone. To each his own though.
     
  13. Andrew K. macrumors 65816

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    Do you mind posting your home screen?
     
  14. efice32 macrumors 6502

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    Here's my home screen with a fairly muted and dark background.
     

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  15. efice32 macrumors 6502

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    Also, it's worth noting that the appearance of the control center changes depending on what's behind it.

    Here's mine from my dark home screen:
     

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  16. MsDalfo macrumors member

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    I thought I read somewhere that there was a black and white scheme (much like the Android phones have)? As far as keyboards and stuff, I mean.
     
  17. efice32, Jun 11, 2013
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    Not really. The keyboard and various other UI elements are just translucent, so the underlying color shows through.

    Here's what it looks like dark (note how what's behind it is dark):
     

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  18. efice32 macrumors 6502

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    Here's an example of a light background behind the keyboard:
     

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  19. Andeavor macrumors 6502

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    So, depending on the darkness of the wallpaper, the font color changes shade as well? That's smart design.
     
  20. TC03 macrumors 65816

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    The non-Apple icons really make it look good. Spotify, Facebook, Tumblr, Vine, Tweetbot, Google Maps. Those are all 10x better than the Apple icons.
     
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