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


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.

And 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, as the pixels are simply turned off to display black, unlike LCDs, where the always-on backlight seeps through. Now, if only the iPhone X had a dark theme to make use of that OLED display characteristic... Well, it sort of has one, 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. 

It is as close to a systemwide Dark Mode as you can possibly get on the X, unless you render an imaginary dark interface regime with the dedication of a graphics artist. That's exactly what Maximos Angelakis has done, and, as you can see in the slideshow above, the result is breathtaking, at least to our eyes. What do you think, do you like it, and would you appreciate if Apple introduces such a Dark Mode for its iPhones by default, or at least for the ones with OLED displays? Our eyes will certainly be thankful when awoken at night by a notification or two.

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

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

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