So much blinding white...MY EYES!!!!!

Discussion in 'iOS 7' started by spinedoc77, Sep 19, 2013.

  1. spinedoc77 macrumors G3

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    Man, I can't believe there is so much blinding white, didn't Apple ever think we would use our phones in the dark? I know we can invert colors with accessibility options, but that's a poor solution as it also inverts colors. Something like windows high contrast mode would be nice. I see an increased contrast option, but I can't figure out what it affects.

    Apple should consider the darker themes like Android, better yet give us a choice of a light AND dark theme. The phone borders on unusable in the dark.
     
  2. d0nK macrumors 6502

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    I'm more concerned about the 'blanding' white not the 'blinding'.
    It all seems a bit flat and 'samey' to me.
     
  3. gogo2 macrumors newbie

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    does this means battery life will suffer?
     
  4. Lucille Carter macrumors 65816

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    I just reduced my screen brightness a little.

    It is not that big of a deal to me.

    No doubt that Apple would be "bending some noses" as 7 is a huge change after many years.

    I suspect most will adapt! There is really little choice.
     
  5. Nhwhazup macrumors 68000

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    I totally agree. It seems like everything is white. Hate the notes look. I so wish there were options for some themes. The bright white makes me tired. Otherwise I like the changes.
     
  6. fisha macrumors regular

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    +1 here too.

    A real lack of subtleness that iOS6 had in places. Frightened to think OSX might go this way too. :eek:
     
  7. Macman45 macrumors demi-god

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    It does take some getting used to...especially in mail. I turned the contrast up and the brightness down...that helps a lot. I guess I'll get used to it over time. The rest of the new features I like a lot..The pull up menu for volume / brightness, Airplay etc. The way photo's work, and the new camera layout are all better IMO.
     
  8. abz1981 macrumors 65816

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    Keeping the brightness low now helps. Hope Apple are taking note of these forums and how us users feel. Bring the changes to IO7.1 please.
     
  9. Mercury6 macrumors member

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    It's even worse on the ipad. Too much white and bright pastel colors. .
     
  10. CB1234 macrumors 6502a

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    Have you tried wearing sunglasses when using…..:D
     
  11. TommyA6 macrumors 65816

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    Black or white makes no difference on iPhone screen (IPS LCD). It uses constant backlit unlike Samsungs OLED displays, which use much more power for white (or very bright colors).
     
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    Try turning the brightness down when in the dark.
     
  14. curiosity macrumors regular

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    Is it too bright using auto brightness now? Please reply!
     
  15. CB1234 macrumors 6502a

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    He can't reply - he is blinded….
     
  16. Macalway macrumors 68000

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    Gives me a headache. Really.

    I have to turn down the brightness. I've never done this EVER, and if been a heavy computer user for 20 years.
    It's just that iOS UI doesn't tweak enough.
     
  17. Curun macrumors 6502

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    No, Apple uses IPS technology screens, color black, white, red, graphic make no difference to battery life other than backlight brightness.

    Many Android handsets use AMOLED displays. Black uses less battery than White for that technology. Hence, they use more black.
     
  18. Lucille Carter macrumors 65816

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    Let hope that Apple adds a background color option in one of the MANY updates to come.:)
     
  19. Teste macrumors 6502

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    I agree completely with your points, but let's be honest, Apple will NEVER do that. They would rather die than give us customization options.

    Same here, on all accounts.
     
  20. Macalway macrumors 68000

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    Let me state right off I HATE to complain.

    Yet, I can't help thinking there is going to be a **** storm coming.

    I had pretty much switched to just using an iPad. I was happy :)

    Then this?

    Oh well......
     
  21. mantan macrumors 68000

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    Themes would be fantastic. They wouldn't have to go over board...just one 'bright' them and one 'darker' theme. Give the darker would be nice if it had black folder boxes and darker default icons...but that's probably asking too much.
     
  22. Macalway, Sep 19, 2013
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    Macalway macrumors 68000

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    Also another thing. Cook signed off on this. I don't think he knows what he's doing.

    I guess they can say "just turn down the brightness, and gain another hour of usage"

    Really rub it in :D
     
  23. darngooddesign macrumors G3

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    I felt the same way about iOS6, but we didn't have a quick way to control brightness.

    There is a brightness control in Command Center, use it.
     
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  25. KeanosMagicHat macrumors 65816

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    That sounds like something dismissive such as Phil Schiller would say.

    He's the exec that when asked why unopened slate coloured iPhone 5's were arriving at customers already chipped said,

    "Any aluminum product may scratch or chip with use, exposing its natural silver color. That is normal".
     

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