iOS 10 Dark mode to likely appear later in development

Discussion in 'iOS 10' started by ThunderMasterMind, Jun 15, 2016.

  1. ThunderMasterMind macrumors 6502

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    Andrew Wiik, a programmer that messes with iOS macOS and other things, tweeted out about a dark mode he discovered in the new messages app while tinkering with it. I find this interesting and exciting! Don't loose hope guys!!



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  5. ThunderMasterMind thread starter macrumors 6502

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    There isn't a dedicated app anymore, but it still exists.
     
  6. MacSafe macrumors regular

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    Maybe it will come later this year like the night shift mode in 9.3..
     
  7. ajiuo macrumors 65816

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    I wonder if that Hamzasood dude will access the hidden internal setting for iOS 10 like he has on past versions... Becoming to be interesting to see what kind of stuff Apple is testing internally.
     
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    The dark mode also appears when sending a firework background on iMessage!
     
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    I know that this is kinda out of topic but how were you able to keep your iPad and 4s on such low software versions?
     
  11. LovingTeddy macrumors 6502a

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    By not updating to newer firmware?

    I still have iOS 7 on iPad mini first generation. This is the last OS runs OK on A5... iOS 8 and iOS 9 is just lag fest on A5
     
  12. OGPrince macrumors regular

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    Ik that but almost all apps require iOS 7+ nowadays
     
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    LovingTeddy macrumors 6502a

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    its depends. If I want the maximum performance, I will stick with iOS 6 forever with A5 devices. iOS 7+ aren't really work well with A5... iOS 7 runs OK on A5, but not great.

    P.S. Even with iOS 7, app compatibility is problem
     
  14. iApplereviews macrumors newbie

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    Would make sense everything has a dark mode except iOS they brought it to tvOS and macOS has had a dark menu bar option
     
  15. mattoligy macrumors 6502

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    Remember how long it took for Apple to bring Dark Mode to MacOS, and when it was announced on stage the audience went mad. I think it would be silly to have Dark Mode on MacOS and TVOS but not iOS!

    Personally I don't think I would use it that much, unless I had a Space Grey (Or Midnight Blue :rolleyes:) iPhone, in which case I would probably rarely turn it off! But there is clearly a huge demand for it, what with people all over the Internet asking for it, multiple iOS concept videos promoting it and multiple unofficial but pretty comprehensive tweaks based on a full night mode!
     
  16. dojoman macrumors 65816

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    Can someone explain to me what's the obsession with dark mode? For texting in dark theaters?
     
  17. mizxco macrumors 6502a

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    FWIW, I use Invert Colors and it works great.
     
  18. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Quite a few people don't like lots of light white space, especially when they use their devices after dark.
     
  19. Black Magic macrumors 68000

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    This will probably be introduced next year when OLED devices drop. Didn't the same thing happen with Split Screen? It was discovered in code the year before and then officially launched the next major OS release.
     
  20. redheeler macrumors 603

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    Not sure what you mean by this, there's no dark mode in MacOS. Only the dark menu bar and Dock which can hardly be considered a full dark mode.
     
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    I don't think Apple would leave out such a prominent new feature for iOS 10 for its fall (10.0) release at WWDC, even if it's not in the initial betas.

    Instinct tells me this will probably be (if at all) a 10.1 feature.
     
  22. ThunderMasterMind thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Pretty much... I just haven't updated them. Both are jail-broken, so software updates don't work and I have update killer to get rid of the notifications and badges about software updates.

    I honestly haven't had a huge issue with app support on 6, I can show you my home-screen right now and you'll see. I also have a few older apps that still uses 6 design ideas with that 6 vibe. I really think they are better than the current versions, but some of them have their limitations, but its definitely manageable.

    It's really my favorite iOS version, from its phenomenal performance, to great battery life, to un-breakable stability, to the user experience that never really gets old, I can't complain. It does what I need it to with style and swiftness (lol). Really if we are looking into it, the firing of Scott Forstall was a huge mistake. iOS really hasn't been as good as it was on 6. Sure I like 10 and its 10x better than 7-9, but I can't get over 6. It's something deep in my heart, and there's something classy about the design that just never gets old. Yeah some things in it were a little ridiculous *cough*find my friends*cough*Game center*cough*, but over all its a fantastic design with a user experience you can't get anywhere else. Apple should've polished it with 7 and expanded it with 8, but they just weren't smart to figure out what was a good idea and what wasn't.



    Admit it, this design is cool... Not to mention that this design fits the character of iDevices very well.

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    Dark Mode is inevitable next year when iPhone switches to OLED screens (or so the rumours say). With OLED Dark Mode brings notable battery life gains as pixels are individual LEDs and hence don't require a separate backlight, meaning that less pixels need to be on when Dark Mode is enabled.
     
  24. OGPrince macrumors regular

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    True, we might just have to wait another year. But hopefully we get OLED screens this year by some miracle or at least higher res screens with better efficiency.
     
  25. Shirasaki macrumors 603

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    I am perfectly OK with new iOS 7 era design, flat, bright, etc. But I am also OK with iOS 6 era design. Looks old but can reminds us a ton of things.
    There might be only one thing stopping me from using such old software: app compatibility.
    Unlike you, Microsoft Office suite jumps from iOS 7 or 8, kicking out iOS 6 entirely. Some online games abandon iOS 6 entirely. Some utilities are built on top of iOS 8. I find I have no choice to remain my iPad mini at iOS 6 forever, although iOS 6 on iPad mini is blazingly fast comparing to iOS 9.
    iPhone 6s Plus? iOS 9 pre-installed so no way. :p
    I am not a fanatic about design, but a fanatic about stability and compatibility. Current iOS 10 beta 1 is better comparing with iOS 9 beta 1? No. Soooo many crashes, and slow performance. I would rather recharge it every single minute than suffering overall lag and stutter but hey, first beta.

    Alright, a bit random stuff. ;)
     

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