I have always been really annoyed when I'm watching ANYTHING that might have sound on my iPhone and I need to change the volume.
Why? Because of this.
The rough percentage that it takes up on the screen is 24%.
Let's round that up to 25%.
25% of your screen is taken up by a volume icon.
What would the current icon look like if you used it on a bigger monitor, but maintained the same percentage of pixels used to the screen size?
RIDICULOUS, thats how it would look.
The design solution I have is basically inverting the icon, where the original icon cut away from the white, I filled that. Where have have filled a pixel, I cut it away.
As you may have guessed, this results in something around 87% smaller.
This bad boy takes up 3.4% of the pixels on my iPhone.
And yes, I know apple has a brand, and an Identity they have to adhere to, but I have videos to watch, games to play and snapchats to watch, and I don't want my screen constantly obstructed every time I change the volume or changing from silent mode.
It could even work on a white screen with a little bit of a shadow.