White-bezeled Apple Watch Sport

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  1. Andres Cantu macrumors 68020

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    Does anybody know if there is mock-up of what the Apple Watch Sport would look like with a white bezel rather than the current black one?

    I'm curious too see how good or bad it would look like.
     
  2. nicho macrumors 68000

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    that sounds hideous. i've never wanted an iphone other than black/space grey because the white bezel looks bad, and with the actual size of the screen inside... eww no.
     
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    I think this picture is probably an exposure error but it looks white. You can't get a true white finish by anodising aluminium so it would probably need a plastic or ceramic case.



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    He said bezel not case, doesn't that mean the bit under the glass but around the screen?
     
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    Sorry, I read that wrong. :oops:

    I was thinking of traditional watches where the bezel goes around the glass and not under it.
     
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    You have a good point and it's probably correct in watch terminology.

    But he said it was black so I assume he was speaking in iDevice terms :D
     
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    Yes, I meant the screen like in the white iPhones. I know they made them all black to conceal the screen.
     
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    I believe the OP is referring to the area roughly between the red and blue box. It would be a tacky design and would make the screen look smaller with lower contrast. Ive would never approve it.

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    Wow, that watch face would be power drain city.
     
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    It'd look bad unless they use white screen background and they can't do that with the current AMOLED screen (black pixels require less energy and hence save power).
     
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    Almost, just the screen background black instead of white (since that would drain the battery too much).

    Yes, that's the area I'm talking about.
     
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    Why make the screen appear more obvious and hence smaller? Either do edge to edge screen (when the technology becomes available) or stick with black on black (with AMOLED) or white on white (with a different screen technology).
     
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    I just went to the Apple Watch website and inverted the colors on my Mac. I gotta say, some of them look kind of cool!
     
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    I copied and pasted a couple of pictures and this is what I came up with. Thoughts?
     

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    Looks bad. The white frame makes the sharp corners totally obvious. The display-to-glass transition on the existing watch is seamless, and the only "edge" is where the crystal meets the case sides. This white bezel idea makes the whole thing look cheap.
     
  17. nicho macrumors 68000

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    Horrid.
     
  18. Andres Cantu thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Harsh, but fair enough.
     
  19. nicho macrumors 68000

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    It would work with an e-paper screen. See the pebble. But not a black OLED one
     
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    I don't see why this would be any different that the iPhones. It seems to me Apple already tried to do this with the 6s and the white wallpapers.

    The problem with your mockup is that the UI needs to be reversed to white to blend in, and that defeats the reasoning behind using black to conserve battery life on the OLED screen. So Apple won't do it, until the battery is less of an issue.

    That said, I could totally see a white-faced Sport with a pastel band being wildly popular.
     

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