iOS 7 on a BLACK iPhone will look weird

daynel

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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.
 

ionjohn

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

Ay_Zimmy

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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.
 

acctman

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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
 

nbnbxdnb

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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.
 

It's Electric

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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.
 

Nikos

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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.
 

maxosx

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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.
 

webberade

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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.
 

Andrew K.

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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.
Do you mind posting your home screen?
 

MsDalfo

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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.
 

efice32

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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.
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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Andeavor

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

TC03

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