Dark Mode

Discussion in 'iOS 10' started by Tyenglund, Aug 24, 2016.

  1. Tyenglund macrumors newbie

    Oct 21, 2015
    anyone think iOS 10 will get Dark Mode soon?
  2. TurboPGT! Suspended

    Sep 25, 2015
  3. ashindnile macrumors 6502

    Jul 16, 2015
    There's been at least 5 threads to address this since June. Try a search next time.
  4. TurboPGT! Suspended

    Sep 25, 2015
    Lol the list is quite funny actually:

    Dark Mode
    More evidence that "Dark Mode" is coming
    Dark mode & quick reply
    Dark mode keyboard?
    Dark Mode
    iOS 10 Dark mode to likely appear later in development
    Enough with Dark Mode, it isn't possible!
    Why I Suspect Dark Mode is Coming
    Dark mode?

    I want to add one that's Dark Mode!
  5. dcp10 macrumors 6502

    Jul 30, 2010
  6. Relentless Power macrumors P6

    Relentless Power

    Jul 12, 2016
    Not right away. But I do think Apple is testing the Waters. Eventually though.
  7. macduke Suspended


    Jun 27, 2007
    Central U.S.
    My thoughts, in order of likelihood:
    • At the iPhone 7 event in 2017 (OLED)
    • The iOS 11 WWDC event next summer (less of a surprise for the iPhone 7, but gives devs time to implement)
    • iOS 10.x update, sometime between late autumn and early spring
    • iPhone 6SE event
    It makes most sense to wait until the iPhone gets OLED, like the Watch, which benefits greatly from the battery life savings. My money is pretty evenly split between the iPhone 7 event and WWDC 2017. Depends on if they're wanting to surprise. They could try to surprise this year since they started implementing some of it already, but I think they shelved it. It would suck if it's exclusive to OLED iPhones though.
  8. LoveToMacRumors macrumors 68020


    Feb 15, 2015
  9. vertsix macrumors 65816


    Aug 12, 2015
    If you're THAT eager to get features Apple doesn't add, jailbreak and stop whining.


    Please and thank you. :)
  10. Speechless macrumors 6502a

    Mar 5, 2015
    Non-gentrified Brooklyn.
    I really hope so! Twitter's Dark Mode is something else I tell you.

    Would be so cool for that to be throughout the OS
  11. madsci954 macrumors 68030

    Oct 14, 2011
    At this point, if it comes, it won't be until a later version of iOS 10. Like how Night Shift was added to iOS 9. Else, hope for iOS 11.
  12. xaqt93 macrumors 6502


    Jun 17, 2011
    This is just my personal opinion coming from a dev. I would like a Dark Mode API, but I reallly don't know how Applee would make it work. My specific app that I have would not look good with Apples current use of Dark Mode (Alarm Clock). I honestly think they would have to let devs choose from a color pallet or another forum of choosing colors. My Dark mode would look better with darker blues then blacks and oranges.
  13. TypeMRT macrumors 6502

    Sep 7, 2007
  14. VSMacOne macrumors 601


    Oct 18, 2008
    I think in order to implement it in a battery conscious way, they'll wait for OLED which handles dark colors with less of a battery hit.
  15. TurboPGT! Suspended

    Sep 25, 2015
    Few people appreciate just how little said "Dark Mode" would actually accomplish the way developers do. Or anyone that works in UI design.

    Not all devs are the least bit interested in creating a black or dark grey alternate UI for their App. And most Apps will just ignore it entirely.

    There are numerous people here who simply refuse to accept these realities, and yet...where is Dark Mode? If it were as straightforward as the pretenders pretend, it would be here already.

    I think "Dark Mode" is very unlikely. What is likely however is a new UI for iOS when OLED iPhones are finally released. One look at the black in the Apple Watch UI should give you an idea of where it will be going. And not just a mode. The entire UI.
  16. C DM macrumors Westmere

    Oct 17, 2011
    For many people just the Apple default apps using dark mode would already be enough of an improvement. They've certainly done it with the Clock app in iOS 10, and various other OSs have done it, so it's something that is doable (even if it's not perfect or doesn't apply to 3rd party apps until they support it or anything like that).
  17. TurboPGT! Suspended

    Sep 25, 2015
    While that is allegedly acceptable to "many people", I can tell you as someone who a) works for a software company and designs software for a living, and b) generally has a good understanding of how other software companies do their thing too...that such would be considered an inadequate effort, and would not make it to production.
  18. C DM, Aug 25, 2016
    Last edited: Aug 25, 2016

    C DM macrumors Westmere

    Oct 17, 2011
    Certainly been aroun in various other mobile OSs for some time and has been adequate to be in production. Dark mode in OS X/macOS does even less, and yet it's there and seems to be adequate enough to be in production. If they even take invert colors option and just adjust it to not to apply to images/videos, just that would basically do just fine for many. Ultimately it's all just an optional setting (unless somehow implemented otherwise).
  19. vertsix macrumors 65816


    Aug 12, 2015
  20. KeanosMagicHat macrumors 65816

    May 18, 2012
    I certainly hope so, but only those in the specific Apple Dev team know for sure.

    Until someone hacks your phone, Grabs all your personal info including your location and takes control of your mic & camera effectively bugging you in the process.

    - Screenshot looks great though :)
  21. C DM macrumors Westmere

    Oct 17, 2011
    Seems like non-jailbroken phones were able to be hacked for quite a while due to some exploits that just got patched. So that commentary is basically neither here nor there.
  22. KeanosMagicHat macrumors 65816

    May 18, 2012
    With the sophistication of hackers today and the money being thrown at it by Governments, corporates and criminal enterprise, nothing is perfect.

    The risk is increased, however, by jailbreaking.
  23. Floris macrumors 68020


    Sep 7, 2007
    I wish, it was yes. *pout, but .. it's probably a no. Hopefully they noticed the desire for darkmode and introduce it when it's ready in 10.1 or 10.2 and we don't have to wait for 11.
  24. C DM macrumors Westmere

    Oct 17, 2011
    Not necessarily, it mostly depends on the end user and how they deal with their devices, jailbroken or not.

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