iOS 7 colors may have been inspired by the original Apple logo

There has been a lot of talk about the new color scheme of iOS 7. Some have called the colors a bit garish, and too candy-colored, and while that may be true, there may be a good reason for the color choices. There is a new theory rolling around Reddit that says the color scheme for iOS 7 may have been inspired by the original Apple logo.

Looking at the simple image put together on the right, the theory seems to hold some weight, but of course it can't really be verified, because it's pretty unlikely that anyone will get Jony Ive to talk on the subject. The stock iOS apps do seem to match up well with the rainbow of the original Apple logo, but we think the colors may match up even better with the new Apple logo that Tim Cook unveiled (as you can see in the title image above). 

The new Apple logo has brighter hues in it that seems to match better with the iOS color scheme, and it contains the gradients used in the icons as well. Of course, since the new Apple logo is an homage to the original, we may simply be starting a Mobius strip argument here. 

What do you guys think?

source: Reddit via Pocket Lint



1. fo0ling

Posts: 19; Member since: Jul 07, 2013

Heh, some UI changes to the Apple logo as well, not the spec changes of the Apple logo. :)

29. Wiki_jaan

Posts: 704; Member since: Jun 24, 2012

basically ios 7 become gay now..... as per color mentioned


Posts: 27; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

Are you a homophob??

53. pkiran1996

Posts: 166; Member since: Oct 22, 2011

I think perhaps he means gay the same way say crap. Like 'it's raining. That's well gay'

32. EXkurogane

Posts: 863; Member since: Mar 07, 2013

What does colors have to do with gay? Im a guy and i have a pinkish red hard case over my white phone with a strap hanging off the lanyard. At first glance it would have been a girl's phone. I'll give Apple some credit for trying to change, although i dont really like some of the changes, this coming from someone who dislikes Apple.

33. Topcat488

Posts: 1417; Member since: Sep 29, 2012

You just described gay dude... I agree with Wiki_jaan, the colors that Apple are choosing, aren't really manly colors. And as a man who use a iphone, the new colors look a little girly.

48. darkkjedii

Posts: 31538; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Apple has users that are female too, you do know that rite? Also the colors are colors, not manly not feminine, just colors. Homophobia is another form of prejudice, which is another form of stupidity.

49. rakista301

Posts: 5; Member since: May 25, 2013

i agree with exkurogane..I didn't like iOS 7 at first and though t it to be a girl's phone for its colors but hey i think its the wallpaper that's making it gay. After using some "manly" hardcore metal theme wallpaper, everything blend it. I guess, you don't have iOS 7 installed nor have an iphone to appreciate the beauty of it.


Posts: 456; Member since: Nov 19, 2011

so fruity lookin!

2. darkkjedii

Posts: 31538; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Hurry up and release iOS 7 apple. Can't wait to use it.

3. WakaFlakaD

Posts: 576; Member since: Apr 30, 2011

Can you try the leaked version?

10. fanboy1974

Posts: 1345; Member since: Nov 12, 2011

iPhone user and tech geek don't work in the same sentence. If it wasn't for one-click jailbreaking they all would be lost.

13. darkkjedii

Posts: 31538; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Says the person with fanboy as his name. Go meet a girl or something dude.

12. darkkjedii

Posts: 31538; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I've tried beta 2, it's pretty good Waka.

31. Mxyzptlk unregistered

I am waiting for Apple to take my money for the next best thing.

43. darkkjedii

Posts: 31538; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Yep Mxy I'm excited about this release. I've got a little for them to take too. +1

4. christianqwerty

Posts: 467; Member since: May 05, 2011

I'm using ios7 and i really like it. the only irritating thing is the slide to unlock page, its confusing with the slide up

5. iguano

Posts: 101; Member since: May 10, 2012

mmmmm interesting.... I was thinking in windows phone before this article but now everything is clear to me lol

6. Tsoliades

Posts: 228; Member since: Dec 22, 2012

I think the original Apple logo and the new UI are completely unrelated.

7. PermanentHiatus

Posts: 267; Member since: Jun 22, 2012

14. darkkjedii

Posts: 31538; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Then don't use it. Problem solved.

16. guest

Posts: 372; Member since: Jun 13, 2012

Until none of your apps work on anything other than iOS 7.

17. darkkjedii

Posts: 31538; Member since: Feb 05, 2011


19. Shatter

Posts: 2036; Member since: May 29, 2013

Or when you buy an iPhone 5s/6 and its impossible to roll back to IOS 6.

20. darkkjedii

Posts: 31538; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Or when you buy an iPhone 5S/6 and don't wanna take it back, cuz you like it so much.

38. Shatter

Posts: 2036; Member since: May 29, 2013

The rumored specs for the new iphone are not looking good at all, cpu will at best be equal to a quad core a7.

44. darkkjedii

Posts: 31538; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Ok dude that's enough for me. I don't need 600 cores running all at once, so I can run geek bench, and quadrant standard all day and sit on PA bragging about it. I actually wanna use my phone for more important things, as I have more important things to do, like bank, date, work, exercise, ya know just enjoy life. So enjoy your 8, 16, 32, 64, and 128 cores. I'll enjoy a nice social life......with my chick.

18. Leica_Shooter

Posts: 18; Member since: Jun 10, 2013

Well Apple's CEO Tim Cook is gay, and Apple is one of the most Gay-Friendly companies. So that may explain a lot. Not that there's anything wrong with that.

8. Ravail

Posts: 182; Member since: Oct 14, 2011

Im not a big apple user, but its nice to finally see them get a U.I. upgrade.

9. Dorothy69

Posts: 498; Member since: May 21, 2013

Gosh-Golly Miss Molly, I can't wait!! Finally, something old is new again and this rAiNbow could not be more beautiful - and, I'm not just saying that because my shrink has me on psychotropic drugs. I really believe that these re-enhanced colours are truly breathtaking and mesmerizing. As a little girl I used to envisage a colorful future until, of course, a tornado came and swept everything away along with my dreams.

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