What do you think about an Apple Watch with a white front color?

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by Dac21, Jan 1, 2015.

  1. Dac21 macrumors newbie

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    Hi,

    I am new to MacRumors Forum. I have created an Apple Watch with a white front color. The interface change to a white aspect too. I made it using Photoshop. What do you think?

    Hope you like it ;)


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  2. lunaoso macrumors 65816

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    Would look pretty nice if the screen blended well with the bezel. I myself still prefer the black, but I think a lot of people would like the white.
     
  3. Piggie macrumors 604

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    Get rid of the massive, and I mean MASSIVE WIDE bezel and yes, it would look superb.

    At the moment it only highlights how horrid that Bezel is.

    I know Apple don't made much of this, or anything in general but just use what other makers can supply them with in bulk so that means they have to general spec things below cutting edge.

    But I do hope in time someone can supply Apple with a nicer screen that fills more the the front of the device.

    On an iPhone and an iPad, there is an argument to be made for a bezel as that's how you hold it.

    You don't hold a watch, there is no need for a bezel.

    Perhaps about 1mm maximum would be acceptable. No more.
     
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    I think that it looks terrible (no offense meant!), but I do prefer my iDevices to be with the black bezel. Perhaps it will be like the iPhone and iPad, where they only offered the devices with black bezels at first, and then later added an option for white.
     
  5. Piggie macrumors 604

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    Of no bezel so the screen goes up to the gold metal of the watch, then anyone can have any colour they want :)

    I agree with you, at the moment, whilst they don't have the tech do to that in mass production, that black hides the current bezel the best
     
  6. Julien macrumors G3

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    While Apple could make a white bezel, Apple NEEDS a black background on the UI to conserve as much battery life as possible. A white background is unacceptable because it would kill the battery.
     
  7. lunaoso macrumors 65816

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    That's a very good point. That was probably the deciding factor for not having white. Maybe down the road when the battery tech improves we'll see a white version.
     
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    Precisely my thought!
    It does look kinda hip as a conceptual render though. =)
     
  9. Piggie macrumors 604

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    That raises a potential issue.

    So App makers who use too much colour on too much of the screen could find their apps rejected and told to use more black or darker colours so as not to make the battery life appear poor ?
     
  10. iCheddar macrumors 6502a

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    Black backgrounds used to use less energy back in the CRT days, but with LCDs it makes no difference in energy consumption whatsoever. No matter what color is being displayed by a LCD, the backlight is still on, and still using the same amount of power.

    Mind you, this is assuming that Apple is using an LCD in :apple:Watch. Given that they've never used an OLED display before, I think it's unlikely that they'll do so with :apple:watch
     
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    Your assumption is incorrect. The :apple:Watch is known to be OLED.

    EDIT: The OLEDs are OEMed from LG.
     
  12. Rogifan macrumors P6

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    The HIG for Watch suggests that developers use black for their background. My guess is apps will be rejected if they use to much white or bright background colors.

    https://developer.apple.com/library...y.html#//apple_ref/doc/uid/TP40014992-CH9-SW1
     
  13. Mascots macrumors 65816

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    Probably not because:

    - Apps people will use will be of higher quality and closer to the current app trend (lotsa black!)

    - And because it's negligible. There might be a noticeable difference over a long amount of time, seconds, maybe even minutes of the entire span.
     
  14. diamond.g macrumors 603

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    If that were the case then why would Apple bother to use OLED?
     
  15. /V\acpower macrumors 6502a

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    Well, OLED or not, I was under the impression that the screen would shut down when not actively looked at, so others will see you wear a big black rectangle on your wrist anyway.
     
  16. Piggie macrumors 604

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    Sorry, but the phone will have no idea when you are looking at it.
    It's blind.
     
  17. diamond.g macrumors 603

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    Using the gyroscope and accelerometer Apple could guesstimate when the device is being looked at and turn the display off when not in use.

    It is what Android Wear does now if you turn off Ambient Display (same for the N6)
     
  18. Piggie macrumors 604

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    What if you are lying down / sitting down / standing up ?

    What if you are reaching for a book on a shelf, shopping raising your hand to pick items of the shelves, driving (moving hand around steering wheel)

    And of course, how will it know when you have finished looking it, when you are say sitting as a desk and either still or have finished looking at it.

    Pretty hit and miss, with many false positives etc I would guess.

    Let's be honest here, they ONLY way this can be done correctly is with a camera that looks at your eyes, and can see when you are looking at it.

    And that's not going to happen for now, if ever.

    The only way YOU as a human being knows if someone else in a room is looking at you is by looking at their eyes.

    The only other 100% guaranteed way would be by voice command "Watch on" Watch off" and it's always listening.
     
  19. MrLoL macrumors 6502

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    White with a Rose Gold touch would be absolutely wonderful :rolleyes:
     
  20. diamond.g macrumors 603

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    And in all of those situations Apple having a watch where the watch face isn't on 100% of the time can make it a less effective watch.

    That is why Ambient mode is so popular with Android Wear, it removed the need to jiggle the watch in some position to get it to turn on.
     
  21. Mascots, Jan 7, 2015
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    Mascots macrumors 65816

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    In the long run, I'd rather have false positives, which I probably wouldn't even notice, than it not coming on when I bring it to my face. You make it sound extremely inconvenient, but I highly doubt that I will even notice.

    You forget, also, that accelerator and gyroscope data are independent of each other, giving Apple devs a little more opportunity to distinguish the position of the watch in relativity to you and your arm. How far the opportunity can be taken, I suppose we won't know until the device is on our wrists, but I know those developers working specifically on that project have exploited every possible avenue to make it as responsive as it needs to be. I think it's a little bit early to be knocking on a feature that you haven't seen in person, and using just speculation to justify.

    Will it be as bad as Android Wear? Will it be better? I'd be willing to bet on the latter.
     

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