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
93.84%
There's no need, the UI is nice enough as it is
6.16%

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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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42 Comments

1. master-mkk

Posts: 214; Member since: Aug 27, 2014

The iPhone x has an AMOLED screen do a system wide dark mode is essential IMO

7. daniyal_05

Posts: 93; Member since: Nov 15, 2017

Despite dark mode, still not many people are buying iphonex

2. NickHill

Posts: 388; Member since: May 07, 2016

X already has dark mode and that thing works a lot better than Android's color inversion.

5. cmdacos

Posts: 4071; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

Lmao most Android users don't need color inversion with themes available. And there are still several issues with apples smart inversion.

6. NickHill

Posts: 388; Member since: May 07, 2016

I was talking about stock Android not some ugly skin.

11. donhwan

Posts: 21; Member since: Feb 15, 2012

found the jew

13. makatijules

Posts: 835; Member since: Dec 11, 2017

You just hate Samsung phones basically, because that is the one you're referring too. Because only HTC and Samsung still really use a skin. Again, since Samsung phones have a builtin theming engine, you don't even need a "dark mode" which is what CMDACOS referred too, which you totally ignored. Also any Android can have its UI themed over, even if it doesn't have a skin, which makes you point null and void.

16. NickHill

Posts: 388; Member since: May 07, 2016

Not only HTC and Samsung. Sony, LG, Xiaomi, Huawei, ZTE they all use skins. Hate is a strong word brah, I just don't like Samsung. Bought S6 edge on the launch day itself, started lagging just after 3 days. 3 f**king days. I see no reason to like them.

31. vincelongman

Posts: 5676; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Even stock Android has themes now If you set your wallpaper to a dark image the UI goes dark And you can use the Andromeda app for per-app theming (no root needed)

20. Cat97

Posts: 1850; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

Many dark themes are made by Samsung.

30. vincelongman

Posts: 5676; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Stock Android has themes If you set your wallpaper to a dark image the UI goes dark And you can use the Andromeda app for per-app theming (no root needed)

9. T12RYK

Posts: 849; Member since: Jun 10, 2011

Nearly all Android skins/themes are ugly and seem like they've been made by a kid in kindergarten!

15. cmdacos

Posts: 4071; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

Really? How is screen after screen of the same icons and layout better?

42. T12RYK

Posts: 849; Member since: Jun 10, 2011

It is much better! You forget iOS also has a screen for widgets! But yeah.... Much better than any Android skin/theme out there!

28. MrShazam

Posts: 987; Member since: Jun 22, 2017

iOS is no better looking since its lazy fugly flat iOS 7 make over...at least Android gives you the freedom to make your device look however you want.

41. T12RYK

Posts: 849; Member since: Jun 10, 2011

iOS is the pinnacle of excellent design! Android can in no way, shape or form even come close to the excellent design of iOS!

3. master-mkk

Posts: 214; Member since: Aug 27, 2014

Or they could just copy the Samsung theme store and let users choose what ever color and look they want

10. bodzio1809

Posts: 407; Member since: Aug 28, 2013

Ok so Samsung invented themes on mobile phones? Thanks. Good to know :D :D :D

19. Carlitos

Posts: 663; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

Are you dense? Did we read the same comment. No where does it say Samsung invented the theme store

4. Ray.S

Posts: 455; Member since: Jul 19, 2011

It'd be badass to have it, but I'll probably stick with the regular theme most of the time.

8. darkkjedii

Posts: 30955; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Sorely needed, the smart invert feature is plain crap and very inconsistent across the UI. Apple, just Note 8 the thing, and be done with it.

22. AllFanboysMatter

Posts: 206; Member since: Feb 14, 2016

Can you be done with Apple articles? Because you are shoot me in the head annoying.

29. MrShazam

Posts: 987; Member since: Jun 22, 2017

Very needed, especially when the only other option is the florescent blinding white UI...

32. cmdacos

Posts: 4071; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

It's so much better to just turn on true tone and have the screen turn Cheetos orange. That's a great theme.

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