Date: Tuesday, June 7th, 2016, 08:52
Category: Developer, iOS, iPad, iPhone, Rumor
WWDC is just around the corner and with it, some fairly intense speculation as to iOS 10’s user interface has come about.
One rumored concept that’s gotten some attention is the idea of a potential dark mode to be released with the new operating system. As such, a set of concept images has been leaked, the concept showing a system-wide dark mode is depicted in the images, offering up an example of what darker backgrounds would look like in Messages, Mail, Contacts, News, and more.
It’s been speculated that the feature could be set to automatically activate when the sun sets, darkening the entire operating system as is currently done in the Maps app.
The site images a dark mode that would extend to built-in Apple apps and system menus, as well as third-party apps using a potential dark mode API.
The concept images also feature split-screen multitasking and picture-in-picture support, which would offer the iPad feature to the iPhone when used in landscape mode.
OS X has had a dark mode since the 2014 launch of OS X Yosemite, with a darker menu bar, dock, and system menus, and since then, it’s been a highly desired feature for iOS. Despite the darker look of Apple’s WWDC app and WWDC website, there is no concrete evidence a dark mode is coming, but it’s a possibility.
iOS 10 will debut next week alongside OS X 10.12 and new versions of watchOS and tvOS. Apple is expected to show off the new operating systems at the WWDC keynote event, set to take place on June 13 at 10:00 a.m. Pacific Time. Following the keynote event, Apple will likely provide beta versions of new software to developers.
Stay tuned for additional details as they become available.