iOS 10 Clock

Discussion in 'iOS 10' started by NSquirrel, Sep 18, 2016.

  1. NSquirrel

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    Just went to check the world clock, as I needed the time in another country, and found that the background is now black, with white numbers/ letters. Apparently this is fixed. Personally I preferred the iOS 9 display.
     
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    Well, you're not alone - here's a lively discussion in the Apple Communities - for me, I use mainly the 'Timer' and 'Alarm' while on the road - often activate them w/ the hotel room lights off, so might be easily to see - don't know since I've not tried yet? Dave :)

    P.S. I see no 'Clock Icon' in Settings to make adjustments nor w/i the app - will be curious if Apple adds these options in an upcoming update, i.e. if enough users complain?
     
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    Thanks giradman. I often wonder with minor changes like the above; do they do it just to say that they have made a change? Does anyone think about how users use it (use-case)?
     
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    Like any other design choice, fads and trends abound. Dark themes are on the rise, so that's probably part of it. Another part might be consistency between devices. Dark themes are preferable on the AppleWatch because OLED screens use less power the darker the screen. I've notice that the world clock on the AppleWatch has changed to the same color scheme graphics.

    That's not true of iPad's and iPhones, but there are rumors (and have been for a while) that our bigger devices will also use OLED screens in the near future. So maybe its leading for that. Of course those rumors have been around for a while, so probably not. I don't believe OLED screens can provide the same pixle density and brightness as the curren screens, and Apple is unlikely to go backwards on screens quality 'just' to save some power.
     

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