New code implemented by the WebKit team in March indicates that Apple could be working to expand the Dark Mode-like Mac feature with the upcoming major macOS 10.14 revision to the company’s desktop operating system.
WWDC dashed hopes of a system-wide Dark Mode for your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch, but iOS 11 includes a new accessibility setting that enables a properly implemented darker appearance throughout the operating system.
It wasn’t long ago that we showed you a jailbreak tweak called Lightify, which applied a light skin to the Spotify Music app’s typically dark UI.
On the other hand, a new free jailbreak tweak called Brightify by iOS developer cyanisaac aims to accomplish similar goals, all while coming with its own unique benefits that competing tweaks don’t offer.
Following a concept video from Polish blog My Apple imagining what a system-wide Dark Mode in iOS 11 (along with a few other sought-after rumored features) might look like, user interface designer Vianney le Masne has taken it upon himself to put together some great-looking mockups depicting how iPhone 8’s rumored OLED screen and the handset’s bezel-less design could be leveraged to implement Dark Mode across iOS and in apps.
“With Dark Mode in iOS for the next iPhone, 2017 could be all about killing the four sides of your screen and making it all about your thumb,” said le Masne.
Unused resources for a dark theme in apps like Messages and Settings were discovered previously in iOS 10 code, fueling speculation that Apple could be laying the groundwork for a full Dark Mode in iOS 11 to coincide with an upcoming iPhone 8 release. A dark interface should help iPhone 8 conserve power because the organic light-emitting diode (OLED) display technology illuminates the individual pixels and doesn’t require a power-hungry backlight.
Polish blog My Apple has put together a stunning video concept that attempts to imagine what a system-wide Dark Mode and some other sought-after rumored features of iOS 11 might look like.