Dark Mode References Discovered in iOS 10; Here’s How the Stock Apps Look in Dark Mode

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It was widely expected that Apple would be introducing a Dark Mode in iOS 10. Instead, the company announced the feature for tvOS 10, with no mention of bringing it to iOS thereby disappointing everyone. Now, many developers are reporting that they have found a Dark Mode for many of the system apps in iOS 10 including in Safari, Alarms, and iTunes.

The first tweet about Dark Mode in iOS 10 was made by developer @Andywiik, with @Macaficionados following it up with their own screenshots of Safari, iTunes, and Clock app. Many other developers have also chimed in and said that they have found references to Dark Mode in iMessages framework.

Considering that Apple did not announce a Dark Mode for iOS 10 at WWDC 2016, it remains unclear if this feature will make it to the final release of the OS.

It is possible that the feature is still under development and Apple is not sure if they will be able to finish by the time the final release of iOS 10 ships. It is also possible that the company will launch this feature alongside the iPhone 7, though Dark Mode in itself is not a big enough feature that it will be revealed with the iPhone 7.

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Thanks James for the tip!