When I started noticing that my iPhone home screen was practically aqua, despite the dark background, I decided to conduct a formal study of iPhone/iPad app background colors.
More than half (52 percent) of all iPhone/iPad apps are either blue or black.
Designers and developers need to stop making blue iPhone apps!
The full rainbow of statistics is shown in the chart above, but the numbers speak for themselves: purple is the loneliest color.
So the next time you download an application to your iPhone, ask yourself: what did violet ever do to you?
What’s the only reasonable explanation for the trend?
Steve Jobs’ trademark style is rubbing off: (blue) jeans and a (black) turtleneck.