iPhone 4 original wallpaper is LAME!

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Aucun Express, Aug 14, 2010.

  1. Aucun Express macrumors regular

    Apr 30, 2009
    I do not understand why Apple, a company which is so good with design, put such a lame default wallpaper on the iPhone 4.
    When the iPad was released, I think that if it had a better looking wallpaper, we would have been a little more excited about it. Yes, I know it's stupid, but that's how marketing works.
    Putting bubbles is a nice idea because, when you see it, you get a sense of how intense the resolution is. But if the 10% of the top is average, the rest in gray is really lame.
    We wouldn't care if this picture wasn't on EVERY promo material:

    What do you think?
  2. Dany M macrumors 6502

    Jun 18, 2007
  3. Zepaw macrumors 65816


    Apr 18, 2010
    I do not have such strong opinions but I do agree for their first phone with the ability to add backgrounds I am underwhelmed by this one. Could never see myself using it. Then again the whole point is to personalize it. ;)
  4. Eso macrumors 68000


    Aug 14, 2008
    I agree, it's one of the ugliest wallpapers I've ever seen. Teal gradient into gray with water drops? - yuk!
  5. GDVI macrumors regular


    Jul 7, 2010
  6. _Matt macrumors 6502

    Aug 24, 2005
    Really? I think it's one of the few bearable default wallpapers.
  7. chembox macrumors 6502a

    Feb 17, 2010
    I like the wallpaper but it gets overused quickly.

    I change my iPhone walls twice a week, anyways.
  8. anonymous guy macrumors 6502a

    Mar 18, 2010
    It's pretty visually unimpressive. They could've come up with something more vibrant to show off the screen.
  9. maddux2005 macrumors 6502

    Jun 7, 2010
    Wow lol it's just a default wallpaper. Change it if you hate it. Lol

    Personally I like it. It's pretty cool looking to me
  10. saving107 macrumors 603


    Oct 14, 2007
    San Jose, Ca
    I'm not a fan of wallpapers that look busy or complex, so I actually like the simplicity of the bubbles and the basic color choices. For some reason the bubbles wallpaper looks good on the iPhone 4 but horrible on the iPad (I'm guessing retina display helps)
  11. Bakakage macrumors 6502

    Jun 18, 2009
    I thought it was pretty nice as well, I kept it on for a while until I found a better wallpaper.
  12. cambookpro macrumors 603


    Feb 3, 2010
    United Kingdom
    I really like it. Much better than the earth wallpaper for the default wp on iPhone.
  13. Aucun Express thread starter macrumors regular

    Apr 30, 2009
    That one as well was lame! lol ;)
  14. Jessica Lares macrumors G3

    Jessica Lares

    Oct 31, 2009
    Near Dallas, Texas, USA
    You might not like it, but in a photographic sense, it matches everything because of the grey/teal. My teacher once explained to us that the reason he used grey wallpapers instead of the default Aqua blue one was because the wallpaper would make it harder for us to work with images in Photoshop. Grey blends well, but not so much that it becomes part of the picture.

    It's a basic wallpaper that works with the badges/folders/multitasking, and whether it's a model/cat/or whatever, it'll always work with the subject but not be so much of a distraction.
  15. boss.king macrumors 68040


    Apr 8, 2009
    So OP, what is a good wallpaper? I personally love the stock iOS4 wallpaper, and the HTC Desire one is pretty great too.
  16. Aucun Express thread starter macrumors regular

    Apr 30, 2009
    Well this one, for instance, states something:
    I wouldn't use it as default wallpaper because it wouldn't work with the icons. But when you see it, there is definitely a WOW factor. When you see the default settings of the iPhone 4, you don't say to yourself "WOW, this is beautiful!". You are more thinking "sure, it looks good."
    Since the design of the iPhone 4 is so good (just look at it from behind or from its side), I think that it deserves a better default wallpaper. And I really talk about it as a way to promote the iPhone, not the actual wallpaper when you buy the phone. No one cares about the default wallpaper when you have it in your hands, you can just change it whenever you want. I am talking about it as a marketing point of view.
  17. spillproof macrumors 68020


    Jun 4, 2009
    Those "water" bubbles are really Stevey's urine.
  18. Rahstyles macrumors member


    Aug 1, 2010
    Thats why that dumb steve shoulda had video wallpapers
  19. Compile 'em all macrumors 601

    Compile 'em all

    Apr 6, 2005
    The OP's criticism is very valid and I actually agree with it. Apple goes as far as to caring about the gradient used on a 16x16 px button. So yes, It might just be a wallpaper to you but you bet your ass Apple spent quite sometime carefully choosing them.
  20. ekoloss macrumors newbie

    Aug 13, 2010
    I don't like this wallpaper too, but is this so big deal? I just change it same day I buy iPhone 4.
  21. cambookpro macrumors 603


    Feb 3, 2010
    United Kingdom
    It was just so plain and boring. I used the (the one that was already installed) frog on my 2G. FTW!
  22. blurb23 macrumors 6502a

    Feb 25, 2007
    I like this "version" of water droplets much more.

    But really, it's not that big of a deal.

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  23. ozzyman500 macrumors 65816

    Feb 4, 2009
    It's something that's easily changeable. So do it!

    I think this is the worst OCD post I've seen on here.
  24. TorontoLRT macrumors 6502

    Jun 4, 2010
    Toronto, Duh!
    The people who complain don't get the point of this thread. It's not just that it's the default wallpaper, but also (correct me if I'm wrong, OP) a large part of the iPhone 4's public face. And it's uninspired and unattractive.
  25. Fraaaa macrumors 65816


    Mar 22, 2010
    London, UK
    Considering how "crowded" is the iPhone screen due its small size and the many apps on it, any simple wallpaper would have had the same impact, if was too complex would have been confusing. I like the drops.

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