Is this a bug I need to report or is this normal or what? On both my white iPad 2 and my white iPhone 4S running iOS 7, I thought the boot screen was supposed to be white/gray with a dark Apple logo, but I'm getting the black screen with the white logo. But since it's the same on both devices maybe I'm missing something. Any ideas?


The color-specifc boot screens are only available on the iPhone 5 and later.

On these devices, the boot screen will match the colour of the front panel e.g. a white iPhone 5 will display a white screen with a black Apple logo.


The iOS boot screen prior to iOS 6 has always been a black screen with a white(-ish plus silver/gray details) Apple logo.

  • Previously it has, but white iPhone 5(s) on iOS 7 get treated to a white boot screen with a flat Apple logo. – Josh Hunt Sep 23 '13 at 12:09
  • I'm shocked I've never seen this before. Then again how often do you see someone else's phone boot? – Jason Salaz Sep 23 '13 at 19:40

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