Dark Mode is Coming


So many recent IOS app updates include a dark mode that it’s hard to deny the demand exists. Today’s update to the Google Keyboard app is a beautiful example. I anticipate Apple’s October 2016 Keynote to confirm a system wide dark made given the additional mounting evidence:

  1. It’s consistent with Apple’s efforts to reduce screen induced eye strain (Night Shift and True Tone)
  2. It’s a perfect companion to the new Space Black iPhone color
  3. AppleTV just updated to include dark mode for home theatre effect
  4. This week’s update to Apple’s own Remote App is exclusively dark themed
  5. Windows 10 just added a system wide dark mode
  6. Leaked ios10 code includes a mention of Dark Mode

I use dark themes whenever possible. Having less time with a bright screen shining into my face instantly feels better on the eyes.

I know that I could just put down my phone and spare my eyeballs but what’s the fun of that?!?