Resolved Will dark mode finally launch this year?

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  1. The Game 161 macrumors P6

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    In IOS 12?

    I use it for twitter, Tapatalk and now YouTube

    It’s available on Apple TV.

    You think this is the year it arrives properly on iPhone and iPad?
     
  2. lrsone macrumors 6502

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    I would hope so. It’s a feature that has been wanted for years now, I don’t know why Apple hasn’t implemented that into iOS yet. When dark mode hit the YouTube app yesterday I couldn’t be happier. Apple make iOS dark mode happen.
     
  3. Relentless Power macrumors Core

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    Every year this question seems to submerge. I personally don’t think it will. It seems the closest thing we might achieve on the iPhone with the consideration of iPhone X is smart invert colors. Apple likes to be different in how they approach features and capabilities, and I don’t think they will venture on with dark mode specifically.
     
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    That was one of the themes I used on Android all the time for the many years I used Android. I can hope for this but I think Relentless Power is right.
     
  5. BugeyeSTI macrumors 65816

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    I agree they are not keen on bringing a longtime Android feature to iOS but, with all the attention concerning battery life and management I’d think the benefits of having a system wide dark theme for increased battery performance would benefit them if they intend to move solely to oled or microled screens
     
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    Another reason I jailbreak.

    I believe white is integral to Jony Ive's perspective of iOS since version 7. It hasn't changed since then (nor has the Fisher-Price/Playskool colors and interface). It's unlikely to change now as long as he thinks white is all that.

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    I don't think so. And even if it did, I am not sure I would even use it.
     
  8. eyoungren macrumors Core

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    There are lots of things Apple offers as features that some people use and some people do not. Whether you would use it or not isn't the point though. Having the option to choose to use it (or not) is the point. Apple is denying their customers (and you) that choice.
     
  9. JPack macrumors 68000

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    No, because it would hide the notch.

    About a year ago, posters like myself accurately predicted the notch would be the bold new face of the iPhone. The notch is synonymous with iPhone just like a black turtleneck and blue jeans.

    Apple isn't about to change their UI and remove another layer of distinction between the iPhone and a black Android slab.
     
  10. Raist3001 macrumors 6502a

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    I honestly believe this is the reason. Dark mode is one of the most requested features of iOS for many, many years, and apple has yet to implement. A dark mode now would hide the bezel notch and make the display look like any run of the mill Android.
     
  11. 960design macrumors 68020

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    Looks alot like Smart Invert, but yours does pop more. Smart Invert subdues all the colors.
     
  12. eyoungren macrumors Core

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    That's Eclipse 3 with a few minor adjustments of my own.
     
  13. EM2013 macrumors 65816

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    I’m surprised no one hasn’t started a petition for this on change.org
     
  14. lrsone macrumors 6502

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    If it were the color of the dark theme quoted above it would not hide the notch. Because it’s more of a dark grey than a black so I think that’s a crappy excuse for not having a dark mode. I use some apps that have a dark mode and I can still see the notch as the theme isn’t really black. As stated before, as we move into OLED screens and obsession with saving battery power I think Apple should consider a dark mode doesn’t have to be a black theme just a dark grey theme that’s easier on the eyes. Or they can give us a black theme I wouldn’t mind, but I’m sure that won’t ever happen.
     
  15. Altis macrumors 68030

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    Apple doesn't seem to give a hoot if people's eyes are burning up trying to read messages in the dark.

    I have to wonder sometimes if Apple employees even use Apple products when they aren't at work. It took years before they changed the Alarm tab in the clock app to dark... as if it wasn't immediately obvious that opening your eyes in absolute darkness and trying to read thin light grey text on a stark white background is a pleasant way to wake up.

    And for what?
     
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    The idea is that someone can look across the table and immediately recognize it's an iPhone. Whether it's dark gray, brown, chocolate, etc. it's hiding the notch.

    As for the power consumption factor, Apple isn't concerned. Otherwise, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth radios would be really off if you toggled it off. And Low Power Mode could be turned on permanently. Apple doesn't make a single point in their marketing about OLED and power consumption. They're focused on the contrast ratio and vivid colors provided by OLED. It's tech geeks that are concerned about battery power.

    Apple's primary concern is usability. A bright display not only serves that purpose, it also highlights the notch.
     
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    I know me not using it isn't the main point. I was merely expounding on the subject at hand. If I had said Apple shouldn't implement the feature, your retort to me would be more apropos. ;)
     
  19. TechGod macrumors 68040

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    Android doesn't have a dark mode...
     
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    Yes. They were likely waiting for OLED to take advantage. Time for dark mode.
     
  22. keatth macrumors 6502

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    I believe Apple is taking its time with this because not only does it want an iOS system wide dark mode they want developers to be able to add a code to their app and submit their dark mode which is approved by Apple so when one turns on dark mode from control center nit only is iOS dark but also apps who have added dark mode capability.
     
  23. Brandonjr36 macrumors 65816

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    Yes it does on Samsung you s7 and above you can change the theme to whatever you want including a dark theme.
     
  24. TechGod macrumors 68040

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    Yes a third party theme is totally different to a real dark mode.

    I have an S8 and the X I know.
     
  25. Relentless Power macrumors Core

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    You know as well, as plenty of others do Apple will never conform iPhone features other consumers want to have certain control options, specifically dark mode. This company completely has different logic on what they believe changes the iPhone experience, which may not be for the better for everyone. Another example would be an LED notification light, which Apple could implement if they wanted to, but they won’t.
     

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