Talk:Brushed metal (interface)

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New iTunes[edit]

The newest version of iTunes (5.0) still uses a brushed metal interface, but it changes significantly from previous versions and other applications. Should this be taken into account?HereToHelp 19:59, September 11, 2005 (UTC)

I don't think Apple has mentioned an official name for this new theme yet, but most online commentators consider it to be a new theme, not "brushed metal". For example "burnt aqua" or something like that. We should stick with the iTunes 4.x screenshot for now. AlistairMcMillan 15:49, 13 September 2005 (UTC)
I agree with AlistairMcMillan here, the iTunes 5.0 interface is being referred to in various circles as "dark unified" or "dark platinum". DamienG 18:40, 25 September 2005 (UTC)

Technical discussion of Brushed Metal[edit]

Would it make sense to add a technical description of how the GUI Brushed Metal look is generated? Its significantly more complex than an initial look might suggest, with subtle lighting effects that are hard to compute on the fly for resizeable windows. I'm not sure if this is too much detail for the article though. Gwernol 06:05, 26 February 2006 (UTC)

It would make sense to add it to the portion specific to Apple's brushed metal theme. Gordeonbleu 06:33, 26 February 2006 (UTC)

Brushed aluminum[edit]

Perhaps not noteworthy, but back when the brushed metal interface was exclusive to QuickTime, it was known as brushed aluminum, and was meant of course to imitate high-end consumer electronics of the day.

Did we call it that? I'd forgotten. It was more intended to "be inspired by" than strictly imitate consumer electronics. We did some scouting at Fry's and found some brushed metal, though there weren't that many. If you look at the QT Player it was actually quite a lot darker in tone than brushed aluminum. Steve wanted it to be darker than that. Ah, happy days. Gwernol 21:29, 3 August 2006 (UTC)

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BetacommandBot (talk) 20:10, 2 January 2008 (UTC)

Use of 10.5 Calculator screenshot[edit]

It came to my attention that the image used on this page is from Mac OS X 10.5, which has completely removed the "brushed metal" theme that this article refers to. So, I believe that it should not be used in this article because it does not display the feature being discussed. I am going to change the image to the 10.4 Calculator. If you feel this is not appropriate, feel free to change.

Takeru27 20:37, 24 February 2008 (MST)


Did SoundJam MP predate QuickTime 4 in having a brushed metal appearance? According to this article, QuickTime had it in 1999, and SoundJam's initial release was in 1998. --4368 (talk) 21:05, 28 June 2012 (UTC)

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