Hello darkness, my old friend - screenshots, code seemingly confirm dark mode for iOS 10


Rumors that iOS was about to score a dark interface mode are not new, having circulated for many years now. We have no such feature in iOS 10, though some recent findings suggest that Apple might surprise us in the coming months, either with an upcoming iOS 10 beta or a minor 10.x update later on.

First, we noticed that iOS 10's clock app has gotten rather dark, but now a new treasure trove of iOS 10 apps showed us their inner dark souls. Turns out that developers can switch on dark mode for certain apps, namely iBooks, Safari, and iTunes. Needless to say, regular users can't meddle with this one, but it just might arrive later on this year. Additionally, devs share that they are finding lots of references for dark mode into certain iOS UIKit frameworks.

Still, as much as we anticipate a dark mode of sorts for iOS, we feel that it won't arrive until Apple puts an AMOLED display on its bread and butter. We heard that this will likely happen in 2017, so there you have it.

In the meantime, check out these screenshots that show us some of the apps that already support dark UI mode. Do you like them and do you feel that it will be beneficial for iOS to support this?

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