Dark Mode on iPhone 8: the iPhone without borders

Vianney le Masne
Mar 11, 2017 · 4 min read

With Dark Mode in iOS for the next iPhone, 2017 could be all about killing the four sides of your screen and making it all about your thumb.

Not just about inverting white and black pixels

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As dark as dark gets: borderless experience

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Work from black

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User-centred design: thumb-centred designed

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Not re-designing for Dark could mean distracting your users

If engineers had to adjust their gait while entering the building, they risked distraction from their work.

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image: Foster + Partners

I remember reading this thinking that was a bit intense, but later that day, as I was talking with a colleague I realised how a slightly slower than usual revolving door in our building made us pause our conversation, which we didn’t resume afterwards. And it made sense to me. These things matter.

I am really looking forward to seeing what Apple has under wraps for WWDC as well as the iPhone anniversary in September. I’d be curious to discover what other fantastic experiences dark mode will enhance. In the meantime have a look at my gallery below and check out the concept video with all the mockups.

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background Photos — unsplash.com

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