iPhone Wallpaper - Black is amazing

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  1. hifromtomorrow, Aug 2, 2012
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    I have just for the first time, after some years owning various iterations of iPhones, just set the background (wallpaper) of my 4s as jet black.

    It looks AMAZING!!!

    The apps just pop and with the screen set to almost full brightness, I have fallen in love with my phone again.
    I recall how wonderful a piece of industrial design I thought my original 4 was, and I am now thinking it all over again with my 4s, and it excites me that in just a month or two, I will own a new one.

    And i will be sure to set the background to jet black. I am never changing wallpaper again!

    A black background looking so good may be old news, but it is exciting new news to me. Try it if you haven't already.
     
  2. Blakjack macrumors 68000

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    I hate iPhone backgrounds. Mine has and will always remain jet black. I do experiment with black wood grain floor like images though. I like those.
     
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  5. hifromtomorrow, Aug 2, 2012
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    Yeah I get what you are saying, but I reckon the apps look clearer and brighter and I love the look, but respect opinions that it is a little full-on contrast wise.

    I am still staring at it and still hooked.

    I tried all white, once I realised how good all black looked, wow, mistake.
     
  6. Troneas macrumors 65816

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    there are some really cool dark wallpapers (as in dark grey) with few details thus no pollution which look great and i think cause the effect you are after. the plain black is OK but perhaps too dull.
     
  7. bandofbrothers macrumors 601

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    Perhaps keep your eye on battery life with you turning it up to almost 100% !
     
  8. R1PPER macrumors 6502

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    Im a designer and Dark backgrounds have always been used in PRO UI. I hate seeing iphones with hideous wallpapers, they make my eyes bleed. You dont have to go pure black if you search black "iphone wallpaper black" there are a number of slick alternatives.
     
  9. SMIDG3T Suspended

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    Agreed. It's looks brilliant. I have 3 rows of icons. I created my wallpaper in Photoshop and added my website name at the bottom in white. It looks nice. Blacks and dark greys look good as wallpaper.
     
  10. lordofthereef macrumors G4

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    Well, you seem like an easy one to please. Are you the guy that will stare at awesome graphics on the label of your beer while at a strip club?
     
  11. Balibalistic macrumors regular

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    Dude, check out some of the retina black wood grain ones. i've been rocking one for month's.
     
  12. coolhands macrumors regular

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    I think a Matte Black wallpaper would look better...project for today.
     
  13. Sedrick macrumors 68030

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    Welcome to 2007 ;). I agree, though, that multi-colored garish backgrounds just make it hard to differentiate the icons from the messy background. Some are quite horrid. Many dark alternatives to black though.
     
  14. bigjnyc macrumors 601

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    I find this so funny because when people weren't able to put wallpapers on the original iPhone it was constant complaining about the dull black background.:D
     
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    Won't last me a day on almost full brightness. But yeah the black is really nice.
     
  16. chokem macrumors 6502

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    Another one that looks really good is a dark navy blue background.
     
  17. Timzer macrumors 6502

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    Yes Black backgrounds are AMAZING. Especially TRUE PURE BLACKS like on a SuperAMOLED screen (black=pixel off). I've always had my 4S on an all black background, clean and simple. So when I got my S3 and put on a black background, it was an instant OMG!!! WOW!!! I got my lock screen on solid pure black, and NOTHING compares.
    And as an added Bonus, black saves battery life on a SuperaAmoled display.
     
  18. hifromtomorrow thread starter macrumors member

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    Have you SEEN the labels on some beers?!?!

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    For years I have just used one of the default options. For a long time that beach background. But I went black, and I am... You know where I am going... Not back!
     
  19. carefreecork macrumors member

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    I see where you are coming from -tried it for myself and I liked it, but something was missing! I only use three rows of on the screen so I prepared a wallpaper for myself:

    http://s1155.photobucket.com/albums/p551/carefreecork/?action=view&current=wallpaper.png

    Feel free to use it. :)
     
  20. MistahMumford macrumors 6502

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    This thread just had me on a black wallpaper saving frenzy. Lol

    Using this one right now...

    [​IMG]
     
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    Being a Verizon guy, the 4 was my 1st iPhone!
     
  23. Hawkeye411, Aug 5, 2012
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    ehhh...i think that looks awful. Black is perfect imo, and the stock one looks good to.
     

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