WhiteLine HD: a gorgeous minimal theme for your iPhone

By , May 28, 2013

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We’ve seen some pretty cool themes over the past few weeks. There was FlatIcons, iMIUI, and more recently Motif—all of them are worth checking out if you haven’t already. And we’re going to add to that list today, with WhiteLine HD.

WhiteLine HD is a new iPhone theme by Xavier32. It’s lightweight, and looks great, as long as your into the whole minimalism thing. But don’t let its simplistic design fool you. It includes over 800 icons, countless UI elements, and more…

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The developer tells us that WhiteLine was born out of frustration for not being able to find a proper ‘minimal’ theme; they were all either ugly or incomplete. So he set out to build his own solution, with zero background in iPhone theming.

But I think he’s doing great so far. I’ve been testing this theme for several days now, and I haven’t had an issue yet. Say what you want about WinterBoard—yes, this is a WinterBoard theme—but I haven’t noticed any lag or stability problems.

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As for its looks, the black and white color scheme is a huge departure from the stock iOS UI design, so it might not be your cup of tea. But I really like it. From the 2D, see-through icons to the solid gray Notification Center, everything looks sharp.

That being said, I also noticed some room for improvement. But since I’ve been using a beta version, the issues are probably not worth mentioning. For example, I’m sure the missing UI elements in Messages and other apps will be fixed by launch.

When will that launch be? Within the next week, we’re told, depending on how long it takes to get approved in Cydia. WhiteLine HD will cost just $1.49, and come with support for popular tweaks and other Cydia add-ons. We’ll let you know as soon as it drops.

Thoughts?

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  • Cole Labhart

    You know, it is nice, and I appreciate what he is trying to accomplish. Going to have to see a bit more completeness though, since it is a look that contrasts greatly with stock iOS. Cody, you should also check out parentheme, Andreas Larsen’s next theme, who is the creator of Circul8.

  • The Shoonchy 

    Not bad at all
    But I don’t think I could go for a blander look with all B&W
    I like my Icons with colour and a 3D appearance to it
    But that’s just me

  • Supafly_Boy

    Sorry but this is just so bland and soulless.

  • Willie

    Would only work great we dark backgrounds.

  • arrontaylor

    I can dig this theme except for the icons in settings. That white on white just isn’t doin it for me

  • Dylfo

    Looks great ill definitely try it

  • Kurt

    This is what I said about LG Prada 3. This is what I imagined when I thought about this “black and white and flat all over” (which sounds like the start of a bad joke) I like the design, it’s elegant. Not sure if I want it on my phone for everyday use, I’d have to try it out. But it is nice.

  • Prasoon Singh

    I agree with others. It looks really nice but the icons in settings doesn’t look good.

  • Tsavo Walker

    I don’t like the dialer.

  • Malan Raja

    in before, “If iOS 7 looks like this, its the end of Apple”

  • Dan

    It’s nice, but I like vibrant colors on my screen :)

  • http://twitter.com/aidanharris1 ✪ aidan harris ✪

    In all honesty in my opinion this just looks like a badly done Glasklart rip-off…

  • Parth Patel

    Looks like its not completed yet.

  • zachf914

    Reminds me of glasklart.

  • F P

    The battery looks nice.

  • Cole Labhart

    You’re quite welcome :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/Kero.UD07 Kero Shehata

    dont like it at all