Anyone else suspect Mac OS X 10.5 will come in black? It just seems like all the new styles and designs of late from Apple are headed this way. And their design is always reflected in the OS.
The whole WWDC website is dark, and has the same blue we see in the newer iTunes.
Worldwide Developers Conference 2007 – Sessions
The whole Final Cut website is even more White on Black, with fancy white on black tooltips.
Apple – Final Cut Studio 2
Not to mention the advertising style they are using on the Leopard site.
Apple – Apple – Mac OS X – Leopard Sneak Peek
The way Time Machine looks.
Apple – Apple – Mac OS X – Leopard Sneak Peek – Time Machine
The iTunes website has also gone all Black.
Apple – iPod + iTunes
Apple – Mac Pro
The iPhone uses White on black in lots spots, and it also uses the same blue we see in the current iTunes.
Apple – iPhone
I think the current UI appearance we see in the Dev builds is just a prepping for a full overhaul.
Shiny Black is the new Pinstripes.
I also posted this on the MacNN Mac OS X Forum