Before you ask, there IS a "Dark Mode"

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  1. LordQ Suspended

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    Kinda...

    So, before the forum is flooded with "Where's Dark Mode?" Yes, we got it in the form of a new Invert Colours option which inverts the UI colours except images and media!

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  2. Mlrollin91 macrumors G4

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    That is not "True" Dark mode. Sorry, but I do not accept that as being the dark mode everyone wanted. Switch it on and look at the App Dock in Messages. Colors are still off, look at your battery meter and the toggle. Its inverted colors.

    Yes it provides are dark layout for stock apps and it doesn't mess up images, but its not what everyone really wanted.

    iPhone 8 will have true dark mode with OLED.
     
  3. AbSoluTc macrumors 68040

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    This is not dark mode. This is for accessibility. Please don't confuse the two.
     
  4. LordQ thread starter Suspended

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    It's something, I bet this is to lower the ranting when True Dark Mode is an iPhone Edition exclusive.
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    Hey, at least it no longer inverts photos :/
     
  5. Mlrollin91 macrumors G4

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    You hit the nail on the head. True dark mode only makes sense with an OLED display but people will complain. So for those that really wanted a darker layout, this will suffice, even though its not perfect.

    Those that get an iPhone 8 will get a true dark layout experience.
     
  6. EM2013 macrumors 65816

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    That's just inverted colors not even close to a dark mode.
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    Why would it be an iPhone 8 exclusive?
     
  7. Mlrollin91 macrumors G4

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    OLED display.

    IPS is more power efficient and works better with light colored layouts.
    OLED is more power efficient and works better with dark colored layouts.
     
  8. sdwaltz, Jun 5, 2017
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    It is absolutely positively not dark mode. Nowhere close.

    And for those saying it's useless without an OLED display, that's a cop-out. Maybe some people would like to see a black theme rather than a predominantly white one? It doesn't always have to pertain to power savings or whatever else. It would particularly be nice for those of us with black phones. I'm mainly irked by the lack of inclusion of a dark mode this time around because it would take Apple all of 3 seconds to add the feature.
     
  9. LordQ, Jun 5, 2017
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    What did you expect? It inverts the UI colours and ignores images, videos, etc. If it wasn't for the icons or some elements (such as iMessage bubbles), this would be the real thing...
     
  10. ajiuo macrumors 65816

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    This feature will also allow app makers who have their own dark mode to hook it so that it will just show their app dark mode... Apple has made a dark mode for some of its apps and this hooks them. I expect that it will get much better on the built-in apps before the end of the beta
     
  11. PowerBook-G5 macrumors 65816

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    This is only the first beta. It will likely be improved.
     
  12. Mlrollin91 macrumors G4

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    Why would it be improved? Its not dark mode. Someone posted a screenshot in the bug fix thread, all the app icons are inverted in settings, as inverted colors is suppose to do.
     
  13. yanksrock100 macrumors 6502a

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    This is actually great. I use inverted colors every night and my only complaint is that images appear inverted as well.
     
  14. nordique macrumors 6502a

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    Come on guys,

    sure its not a proper dark theme or dark mode (which will likely come with the OLED iPhone) but it is "something" that offers a darker look that looks great with black faced iPhones when some apps are opened, that is better than the original inverted colours (that inverted every single colour)...this is as close to a "dark theme" as we will see at least until the OLED iPhone likely comes with one.

    iOS 11 has many, many betas to go through until launch.
     
  15. EM2013 macrumors 65816

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    Hmm I had dark mode when I was jailbroken and didn't see any difference as far as battery life.
     
  16. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    As in dark mode would actually have some positive battery life implications when it comes to OLED screens, but wouldn't have any effect really one way or another when it comes to IPS ones.
     
  17. EM2013 macrumors 65816

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    If that's the case it would be silly to be an iPhone 8 exclusive.

    I personally don't even think it's coming at all.
     
  18. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Well, it would make more sense for it to be introduced with iPhone 8 if it uses OLED screen technology. As an exclusive, that's a somewhat different question, and might be more for differentiation/marketing type of reasons if that's the case.
     
  19. KeanosMagicHat macrumors 65816

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    I wish I shared your confidence.
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    Because Apple can be dicks like that . . . . .
     
  20. AppleFan91, Jun 5, 2017
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    The “Smart invert” is NOT just the standard invert colors so if you guys haven’t used it, don’t dismiss it. It’s more than just inverting colors. It’s not Dark Mode but it’s as close as we’ll get prior to the next iPhone (maybe).

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  21. KeanosMagicHat macrumors 65816

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    It doesn't show up on screenshots it seems . . . .
     
  22. AppleFan91 macrumors 65816

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    Edit: that’s weird - it uploaded them using the old style of color inverting.

    Edit 2: Here’s an offscreen shot of what it looks like.

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    Yeah definitely doesn’t haha. But here’s an offscreen shot of what notifications look like.
     

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  23. KeanosMagicHat macrumors 65816

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    That does seem an improvement - kind of halfway house . . . .
     
  24. AppleFan91 macrumors 65816

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    Yeah by no means is it perfect but it’s better than just inverting colors like some who haven’t used it are stating

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    They need some software feature to introduce with the new hardware. Every year, they save one thing for the latest iPhones whether it needed new hardware or not.
     

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