Does iOS 8 have a 'dark mode'?

BMcCoy

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The new OS X 10.10 has a dark mode, which darkens the title bar/tool bar, etc.

This would be a great function on the iPhone, as ever since the iOS 7 overhaul, everything is so damn white, it would be nice to temper that a little!
 

GreyOS

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When they demoed this for OS X, I was so sure they'd do this for iOS too. It's not something I ever cared for that much but i don't think it's that crazy to think they could introduce this in a later beta or 8.1.
 

carjakester

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i wonder if you can set it so if you check your phone at night like while you sleep it will open in greyscale.
 

NovemberWhiskey

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Didn't hear/see it during the Keynote, but I did notice that iBooks will get a nightime mode. I wonder if it will be inverted colors.
 

joejoejoe

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Crossing my fingers that this comes to iOS 8--although doubtful as they didn't announce it during WWDC.

Well, here's to hoping.
 

djtech42

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It makes zero sense for Apple to add this to Yosemite and not add it to iOS 8. They should definitely add it to iOS 8.
 

Armen

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It makes zero sense for Apple to add this to Yosemite and not add it to iOS 8. They should definitely add it to iOS 8.
The reasoning behind adding it to Yosemite was so a user could focus on their work and not be distracted. I don't think anyone does work on a iPhone.
 

C DM

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It makes zero sense for Apple to add this to Yosemite and not add it to iOS 8. They should definitely add it to iOS 8.
They added quick reply to Mavericks as I recall, while it wasn't there in iOS 7 (and didn't get here until the next version a year later essentially).
 

djtech42

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They added quick reply to Mavericks as I recall, while it wasn't there in iOS 7 (and didn't get here until the next version a year later essentially).
Good point. The question is, why did it take them another year to implement a simple feature like that? Couldn't it have made it into 7.1? If dark mode isn't in the final version of 8.0, I hope that it will be a focus for 8.1.
 

iolinux333

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The reasoning behind adding it to Yosemite was so a user could focus on their work and not be distracted. I don't think anyone does work on a iPhone.
How about so I can focus on my driving and not get distracted. My phone is my GPS and my music player on the dash.
 

PlatinuM195

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Good point. The question is, why did it take them another year to implement a simple feature like that? Couldn't it have made it into 7.1?
I'm assuming because instead of a simple quick reply only for iMessage, they opened it up fully for 3rd party interactive notifications. It looks like for some notifications, a full 3rd party UI can be brought up to handle them rather than just clicking some acknowledgement button.
 

C DM

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Good point. The question is, why did it take them another year to implement a simple feature like that? Couldn't it have made it into 7.1? If dark mode isn't in the final version of 8.0, I hope that it will be a focus for 8.1.
Same question that most people had who were curious about it. But we don't really get any answers to questions of that nature. The only thing we can do is hope it will come at some point in the future (and/or perhaps find some other workarounds in the meantime).
 

FatPuppy

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Does iOS 8 have a 'dark mode'?

By the time ios gets dark mode, we will lose our ********** eyesight.
 
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