Yosemite Boot Screen Color

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  1. Altemose macrumors G3

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    Which computers will receive the black boot screen with the white Apple when upgrading to Yosemite versus the white screen with the dark Apple?
     
  2. got556 macrumors 6502

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    I think all retina screens receive black screens white logo and all non retina's are the opposite. At least my retina's are black and my non are gray, so far.
     
  3. Altemose thread starter macrumors G3

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    Well I have seen some MacBook Airs have it so I wonder if it has to do with EFI.
     
  4. got556 macrumors 6502

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    Possibly. I know in the PB's of Yosemite my boot screen was black, but shortly after Yosemite was pushed to the masses and I updated to 10.10.1 it was back to gray. (On my '09 MBP, that is...it's sorta my test laptop)
     
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    I am still running Mavericks due to the networking bugs in Yosemite. I am the only network tech for my school so it is a bit hard to have a buggy network configuration.
     
  6. Fangio macrumors 6502

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    Running Yosemite since DP1. Never seen a black bootscreen on the cMP.
     
  7. redheeler macrumors 603

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    It changed over to black on my rMBP sometime during the early public betas. At first I thought it was something to do with retina or non-retina (because the boot screen was light on the 2010 iMac), but later I clearly spotted a black boot screen in one of the 2014 Mac mini reviews and the display was definitely not retina.

    It might simply have to do with the age/type of the hardware. A mid 2012 rMBP is probably the oldest hardware to get the black screen without some sort of firmware hack.
     
  8. Altemose thread starter macrumors G3

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    That's what I think too.
     
  9. got556 macrumors 6502

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    Agreed that it's a hardware thing, but I do know that I had a black start up screen around PB 3, 4, or 5. Sometime after then it went back to gray. Then again, I also still have Safari 8.0.1 on this MBP also. :eek::p:cool:
     
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    I wonder if there is a way of editing yosemite so we can choose black or grey ?
     
  12. Altemose thread starter macrumors G3

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    I sure hope so!
     

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