New iOS 9 Default Wallpaper?

Discussion in 'iOS 9' started by Kevsta26, Aug 6, 2015.

  1. Kevsta26 macrumors 6502a

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    With the release of the iOS 9 B5/PB3 the green/blue wave wallpaper is no longer included. Removed by accident? Or does this mean that Apple is changing the proposed default iOS 9 wallpaper? I still see it being advertised all over the Apple iOS 9 page.
     
  2. batting1000 macrumors 604

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    It's not included in beta 5. Whether that was on accident or intentional, no one knows.
     
  3. thegrants82 macrumors 65816

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    Just because you don't know I would have to believe that someone knows.....
     
  4. batting1000 macrumors 604

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    Unless you work for Apple, how would you know why they removed them?
     
  5. hamiltonDSi macrumors 68000

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    The iOS 8 default wallpaper changed in the betas also.
    Remember that iOS 8 B1-B6 had the blue one (water, if i remember) and the GM had the new one.
     
  6. batting1000 macrumors 604

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    Yeah, forgot about that. They kept the blue one though, it wasn't removed when the new one came.
     
  7. naasrd macrumors 6502

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    These are so left of field, the loss of the wave one is disappointing.
     
  8. Hustler1337 macrumors 68000

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    The wave one was hideous in my opinion, too bright. The new ones seem much more modern and brings out the 'wowness' in the display.
     
  9. kmj2318 macrumors 68000

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    It looks intentional. The new wallpapers are each part of a set. It's not like somehow it was left out because the wave doesn't belong with any other wallpapers.

    I never really considered the wave as the default wallpaper, only the default for the betas, like the underwater wallpaper last year. I'm surprised they removed it, but again, it doesn't fit.

    I have a feeling they are going to hold back some like they did last year with the purple sky one. I can't see them using the new first one in the list for that purpose.
     
  10. The Doctor11 macrumors 603

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    I love the wave, its a bummer its gone. All of the wallpapers in beta 5 suck IMO.
     
  11. teknikal90 macrumors 68030

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    The picture was by Chris Burkard.
    I left a comment on his blog re: the picture on the day of the keynote and he replied, seemingly not realizing that Apple had used his picture! perhaps it's a copyright thing.
     
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  13. KALLT macrumors 601

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    Worse is the loss of the snowy mountain with the purple sky wallpaper. I really loved that one and pretty much used it since November until a few weeks ago (and I’m not ‘feeling’ the replacement yet). :/
     
  14. batting1000 macrumors 604

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    It's on Google...all it takes is a simple search.
     
  15. KALLT macrumors 601

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    That’s not the point. Why do they sort out fairly new and excellent wallpapers so quickly and leave some of the most boring ones in it? They still have many wallpapers with bright colours and white backgrounds, which look disgusting on the home screen where the icons are also bright and the thin text is barely readable. The snowy mountain was one of the best in recent years.

    Is there really someone who thinks this looks good?
    IMG_1795.jpg IMG_1796.jpg
     
  16. Knowlege Bomb macrumors 603

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    Hey I happen to think the white wallpaper looks great!

    image.jpg

    Also, here's a nicer version (IMO) of the mountain wallpaper just for kicks.

    image.jpg
     
  17. KALLT macrumors 601

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    Of course, because you are running on a jailbroken OS and put thick shadows underneath the icons and text and removed the bright colour blob under the Dock. That is not how it looks for everyone else (see above).

    Seems to have a bad quality though, as if the size was increased.
     
  18. Knowlege Bomb macrumors 603

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    That was the point. ;)

    Weird. It looks great on my lockscreen. Quality loss through upload here, maybe?
     
  19. DMaki650 macrumors 6502

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    Actually those kinda wallpapers are meant for the lockscreen.
     
  20. batting1000 macrumors 604

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    That sky wallpaper looks like a blurry piece of garbage.
     
  21. KALLT macrumors 601

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    I miss iOS 6 now. :( It doesn’t matter what you do, you need a wallpaper with just the right colour balance to look good on iOS 7/8/9, either because the contrast is too poor, the Dock looks crappy, the colours conflict or the result looks too busy. Choosing your wallpaper is like fengshui’ing your living room, rather than just going with a wallpaper you like in and of itself.
     
  22. KALLT macrumors 601

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    It destroys the animation and illusion of the layered home screen though if you pick two separate ones. On iOS 1/2/3 it worked because the lock screen was visually disconnected from the home screen.
     
  23. Knowlege Bomb macrumors 603

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    Agreed. And I wholly believe that the dock is the main problem. A great wallpaper can be completely ruined because it picks up and blends whatever colors are spread beneath. I have a very limited few that I switch between.

    Thanks for the input. It's already been addressed.
     
  24. DMaki650 macrumors 6502

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    It still doesn't matter, every iPhone commercial I've seen since iOS 8 has used either the black background wallpapers or the white ones. You personal preference is to not use those wallpapers that way and thats 100% fine. But they were intended for the lockscreen.
     
  25. KALLT macrumors 601

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    I gave you a reason why it’s not a nice solution, I don’t care what Apple shows. The fact that they do use the snowy mountain wallpaper pretty much exclusively for all screenshots that depict UI on their website, whereas they almost never show any bright ones with them, underpins my point: choosing a wallpaper is less about your personal preference and more about finding the right balance. There is always one aspect that screws up your choice of wallpaper. iOS 7/8/9 just sucks for wallpapers and they don’t include many wallpapers that go well together with the design, like how they envisioned that iOS 7/8/9 would look best. The snowy mountain is a really good one that works really well with all aspects of iOS 7. If they needed more space then there were other choices.
     

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