Dark mode

Discussion in 'iOS 9' started by Joseph H, Jun 6, 2015.

  1. Joseph H macrumors 6502

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    Would love to see a dark mode in iOS 9 but I doubt it will happen. :(

    Apple could give all the stock apps dark mode versions, and offer app developers ways to optimise their apps for light/dark mode operation as per the system setting.

    They could have dark mode activate automatically at sunset, or a certain time of day. Apps where I wish dark mode was a thing particularly is Photos.

    iOS 7+ is too white I feel, minimalist and clean but very stark especially checking a text in bed at night.
     
  2. BlkHammer macrumors regular

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    Yep. I agree. A dark mode would be great. We already see it on the Apple Watch App, Yosemite, and alittle bit in the itunes app store on the movies section. I could see Apple doing this. I hope they do this.
     
  3. Andres Cantu macrumors 68030

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    I also agree, the whites are sometimes too bright for me. Anything that can count as personalization is a plus.
     
  4. Sharkey311 Suspended

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    The Apple Watch App is a perfect example that they could easily do this for all their Stock Apps. What are they waiting for??
     
  5. lchlch macrumors 6502a

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    White helps save power on ips displays. If you use a lot of blacks than you'll reduce battery life.
     
  6. Andres Cantu macrumors 68030

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    Is this the opposite for OLED displays? I wonder how they can reach a balance?
     
  7. lchlch macrumors 6502a

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    That is correct.
     
  8. Andres Cantu macrumors 68030

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    I guess that explains all the whites from iOS 7 and iOS 8!

    I'm curious to find out if they will use OLED displays like the Apple Watch in the iPhone 6s; are they necessary for force-touch?
     
  9. lchlch macrumors 6502a

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    Oled is not necessary for force touch. Force touch only requires a flexible display. Which I believe is currently only available on oled displays.
     
  10. Andres Cantu macrumors 68030

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    I see, we'll see what happens in three months :)
     
  11. Sharkey311 Suspended

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    Oooh that is very interesting! Bring on the OLED displays!
     
  12. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Where does that information come from? As I recall any color uses the same power.
     
  13. lchlch macrumors 6502a

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    Yes, colors will use the same amount of power. But I assume the backlight would be dimmer when using a white interface vs a black one as more light is coming thru.
     
  14. Rogifan macrumors P6

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    My guess is we'll see a dark theme next year when new iPhones use OLED displays. Though Android M has one. Do all Android phones use OLED displays?
     
  15. Andres Cantu macrumors 68030

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    That's a good guess.

    No, most Android phones use LCD displays, the most common ones that use OLED displays are the Galaxy S and Galaxy Note series.
     
  16. Rogifan macrumors P6

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    Hmm...so I guess then Apple could introduce dark theme with iOS 9? I'm not expecting it but I don't think anyone expected it in Yosemite either so who knows.
     
  17. Andres Cantu macrumors 68030

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    Yeah, it could happen.
     
  18. SteveLobs macrumors member

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    I want a keyboard like the one you get when you enter your password in the AppStore.
    get-new-dark-keyboard-ios-7-1-plus-darker-home-screen-dock-folders.w654.jpg
     
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  20. GerritV macrumors 65816

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    Euhm, for Ive to look a wee further than the tip of his own eye lashes?:D
     

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