iOS 10's Clock app scores dark mode and a nifty sleep analysis feature

iOS 10's Clock app scores dark mode and a nifty sleep analysis feature
Just yesterday, Apple unveiled iOS 10 and essentially put the kibosh to the often-recurring rumor that the operating system is going to score a dark, system-wide UI theme. Or did it? Well, one thing is for certain - dark mode was not among the features demoed at the keynote, but what was discovered after the developer images got live still gives us hope.

One of the essential iOS apps, Clock, is now rolling with an eye-pleasing dark themе that spans across all the tabs and settings of the app. Of course, this visual overhaul could remain an exclusive for the Clock app, but we'd like to regard it as a hint that dark mode could eventually become a staple of iOS.

Apart from the theme, the Clock app also scores a new feature, dubbed Bedtime. Essentially, it's a sleep analysis/wake alarm tracker that initially asks you when do you want to go to bed in the evening, when do you want to wake up, and how long would you like to sleep. After you do so, it will wake you up with recurring reminders every evening when your bedtime nears and wake-up alarms in the same tame each morning. The app claims that this will vastly improve your sleep.

iOS 10 with Bedtime on board will be on an iPhone near you this fall.

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14 Comments

1. Lycan155

Posts: 254; Member since: Nov 24, 2013

Im deeply disappointed about ios 10 i really expected they would include much need and important features like Customizable toggles Multi window functionality ( i mean whats the point of having 2gigs of ram, powerful A9 chip and a spacious 5.5 FHD screen if we cant make use of it with this kind of handy feature ! Also want it for my small 6s ) Dark theme So many features should have been introduced but stupid apple wasted half of their time on messages ,news etc :(

3. Wiencon

Posts: 2278; Member since: Aug 06, 2014

Yep, I can't believe they really did that conference. It's called Developer Conference, how the hell are emojis and stupid garbage like new bubbles in Messages interesting for devs. Heck, for anyone. I stopped watching after 6th 'revolutionary' feature, Apple got so full of crap I couldn't stand it anymore. All interface changes are for worse IMO macOS scored few awesome upgrades as always but iOS, pathetic Though finally you can uninstall stock apps and Apple moved them to App Store which means that finally they may update single apps without waiting another year for new iOS just to update Music App... Most advanced operating system my ass

7. Unordinary unregistered

If you dont realize how revolutionary the new file system is for devs, then you shouldn't be claiming to be such a tech enthusiast, just a consumer, therefore, enjoy your iMessage.

10. misal6666

Posts: 3; Member since: Jun 14, 2016

They released the file system preemptively. The APFS has more flaws then features. I mean they could have not made the system case sensitive. What good is that? Also You cant use it as startup disk and you cant use it for fusion drive configs. The feature they are trying to push as Snapshot and Clones availability is just copy of Microsoft's Shadow copies. So all is all 0 innovative thing. I dont know why you are excited about it as its still in development and dont have anything awesome except space sharing.

11. Unordinary unregistered

I don't mean to get all spammy on you here, but I think this is serious enough. The file system governs how data is stored on drives. The current system is dated and lacking many innovations that have been invented in the last 15 years. A new system can potentially provide many benefits, from performance to supporting new features. It will likely lead to much better adoption of versioning, improvements to Time Machine, and better/easier encryption just to name a few things. HFS+ and it’s predecessor HFS are more than 30 years old. These file systems were developed in an era of floppy disks and spinning hard drives, where file sizes were calculated in kilobytes or megabytes. Today, solid-state drives store millions of files, accounting for gigabytes or terabytes of data. There is now also a greater importance placed on keeping sensitive information secure and safe from prying eyes. It's very complicated to implement and can require a lot of work from developers to support it, which is why both Apple and MS have given up on it in the past (ZFS/WinFS). It seems like Apple decided to just make their own instead of adapting an existing FS, presumably because they didn't feel anything would include all the benefits they wanted, or they just wanted more control (this is Apple after all). A new file system is needed to meet the current needs of Apple products, and support new technologies for decades to come.. -source:

12. Unordinary unregistered

14. misal6666

Posts: 3; Member since: Jun 14, 2016

Agreed we need a new file system. it has been quiet long since the last innovation in FS. Apple being Apple will only develop for their own devices which will be no help in other OS. APFS still has a long way to undergo before it can be useful in any sorts imo. Anyways cheers to us for at least a try at a new fs.

13. Wiencon

Posts: 2278; Member since: Aug 06, 2014

It's the only thing and they didn't even talk about it during keynote

4. CosmicLion

Posts: 15; Member since: Sep 15, 2014

Meh written all over it.

5. grbrao

Posts: 294; Member since: Nov 23, 2012

i agree with you, apple is more concentrated towrads business and developers rather than cosutmers... 1)customizable toggles are indeed much needed future. What the hell we are going to do with home kit and larg ass music shotcuts? 2) Since ages i was looking forward for call disconnet button to appear on lock screen, and genius people at apple worked out for voice mail features.. such a dump people.. 3)basic and common camera resolution settings in cam app... what can we say about apple.. its more about pain in ass than any help.. why they are runnign after all thes gimmicks? Where are you Stev...

2. peace247 unregistered

cool..... hey have u seen oneplus 3 price has been leaked in India. It's Rs 28000 or $400 for 6gb ram version. awesome

6. oozz009

Posts: 520; Member since: Jun 22, 2015

Hope that in the following betas, "dark mode" is unveiled!

8. Unordinary unregistered

It's on Apple TV and in some portions of iOS. They'll unveil it with the iPhone7 or OLED 7S.

9. misal6666

Posts: 3; Member since: Jun 14, 2016

Seems like an almost exact copy of Rock Clock. The photos app is the EXACT copy of Google photos. And Apple blames other people for copying.

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