Originally Posted by pazuzu
Ok- I will be forced to buy a white iPhone 5S then as iOs 7 has been obviously designed around the white version. Rarely is it ever shown on a black iPhone (look at this article herein) and never has it ever been publicly demoed on one. It's simply too garish against a black phone as it's overly antiseptic and Britishy looking.
We have iP5s iP4s and iPads of both colors.
The background colors of the Apple-supplied apps match neither
colored face of the device.
You can change your lock screen and home screen to approximate the face color.
Possibly, some 3rd-party developers will design their apps so that they match [approximate] the color of the face -- but I suspect that they will be very few.
I can see it being done in some very special cases...
For example: I wrote an app for my friend Sheena Melwani. Sheena is a singer and composer. The app is designed so that the app's startup screen is displayed (along with an activity indicator) for a few seconds while dynamic content is downloaded from the web. The startup screen is a photo of Sheena against a black background. It was quite effective to display that image on an iPhone with a black face -- as the face appeared to be part of the image, This is how it looks on iOS 7 on an iP4S (it actually looked better on an iP1):
Edit: At some point in the not too distant future, we will have a phone and tablet where the entire front surface of the device is an active display with a no-power state retaining whatever color or image the user chooses.
Somewhat further down the line, all the electronics will be contained in the device bezel -- and the display can be wholly or partially translucent. I suspect the first iteration of this will have small, opaque stubs on the short edges of the device -- but the display will run edge-to-edge on the long sides.
Some years KDDI did a series of promotional videos called "Knock! Knock! Ubiquitous". They presented many of the ideas that we see in today's phones and tablets. Unfortunately those videos are no-longer available.Edited by Dick Applebaum - 8/16/13 at 9:38am