What color profile should I use when designing for iPhone?


Question

We're working with Photoshop CS5 on Mac (OSX Lion) and would like to see the colors on the Mac exactly like they will look on the iPhone. Does anybody know what color profiles we should use and how to set them correctly? Or is there any other trick?

I googled quite a lot and tried several suggestions but none of the seems to do the trick. Any hints are much appreciated!

Update: So after doing more research and talking with several app designers and devs we basically had to give up. We the color profile "Web RGB" and do the color matching manually. Not very elegant but there doesn't seem to be a real solution (please tell me that I'm wrong!)

2011/10/21
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10/21/2011 7:34:00 AM

There's more to the question. You want the colors to match whose iPhone, and which model(s), and for how long? Like any electronic display, the color will drift slightly over time, and you never have control over the user's settings.

The question you have to ask is whether the time invested in trying to match a something that will change immediately is worth the opportunity cost of not doing something else.

Attempting to color manage what is not under your control is not the most productive use of your time.

2011/10/22
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10/22/2011 10:57:00 AM