A dark interface mode for the iPhone X is on your wishlist (poll results)

Would you fancy a systemwide Dark Mode for the iPhone X?

Yes, I like it a lot
93.84%
There's no need, the UI is nice enough as it is
6.16%

We asked you whether you would enjoy an imaginary Dark Mode for the iPhone X's OLED screen, like the set you see above, courtesy of graphics artist Maximos Angelakis, and the vast majority of our respondents are digging it, it seems. Just as any other OLED display phone out there, the iPhone X is theoretically going to use less power when displaying dark images or content, so Apple will be wise to take note and introduce something similar to the X, shooting two birds with one stone - popular demand, and battery endurance.

The iPhone X is Apple's first smartphone with an OLED display, and the company did great with its peak brightness and color reproduction calibration. It still exhibits the Achilles heel of OLED screens, though, namely cold color shifts when viewed at an angle, but not to the extent of phones like, say, the Pixel 2 XL, which has to be viewed at 90 degrees so that you don't perceive the whites as a sad blue.

The X already has a Dark Mode of sorts, the Smart Invert accessibility feature that is available on most phones - and on most it looks terrible, but Apple simply reverses the bright coloring of the predominantly light interface with darker shades, without touching images, media, or already dark-themed apps. A full systemwide dark regime, however, seems to be on people's wishlist for the X.


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iPhone X
  • Display 5.8" 1125 x 2436 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 7 MP front
  • Processor Apple A11 Bionic, Hexa-core, 2390 MHz
  • Storage 256 GB
  • Battery 2716 mAh(21h 3G talk time)

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8 Comments

1. cmdacos

Posts: 4115; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

Not surprising. Even the slightest change in a 10 year old interface will bring these same results.

3. daniyal_05

Posts: 93; Member since: Nov 15, 2017

Dark mode cannot improve lackluster sales of iphoneX.

4. darkkjedii

Posts: 30972; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Don’t forget though, all these other companies would love to have Apple’s lackluster sales.

2. Camilla81

Posts: 90; Member since: Mar 18, 2017

Looks amazing! I hope they’ll add this to iOS 12, I want a dark mode on my iPhone.

5. darkkjedii

Posts: 30972; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I’d love to see it. Smart invert looks cool, but just isn’t consistent enough. A true dark mode, would be killer.

6. Ralph.

Posts: 249; Member since: Dec 20, 2017

Yuck and ugly I find the iPhone X. It's too tall long and narrow . I'd like that in the ip8+. That's true pure dark black like LG pled tv's.

7. skyline88

Posts: 697; Member since: Jul 15, 2013

spend a thousand dollars for a "smart" phone. can't change the interface. smart or dumb, i wonder.

8. StreetNerd

Posts: 870; Member since: Dec 08, 2010

ala windows mobile

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