Apple’s much-awaited WWDC 2016 event is just a few days away. The next-gen mobile operating system, likely to be called iOS 10, is going to be one of the biggest highlights of the event. Earlier this week, the Cupertino company updated its WWDC app with a new dark theme, fueling speculations that Apple could bring the Mac’s dark mode to the iPhones with iOS 10.
The Dark Mode extended to third-party apps
Concept designers at Spanish website iHelp BR used the WWDC app update as inspiration to create an iOS 10 concept that looks realistic. The concept also includes a split-screen feature for the iPhone, borrowed from iPads. The dark theme gives the iOS a color palette that is easier on the eyes than the current bright white design. It adds dark gray and black hues throughout the system including Mail, Messages, Contacts, and third-party apps.
The WWDC 2016 keynote address is set to kick off at 10 a.m. Pacific Time. According to iHelp BR, the dark mode should not be confused with the Night Shift that was introduced with the iOS 9.3. Night Shift enables the screen to automatically adjust the colors at night for the ideal viewing experience. The dark mode variations are more like blue than pure black.
Owners of 5.5-inch iPhone may find split-screen useful
The Spanish website noted that many people also want split-screen and picture-in-picture features in iPhones. Though split-screen may not look good on the 4.7-inch iPhone, owners of 5.5-inch iPhone may find it useful. It will make the device look like an iPad that can view two different windows simultaneously. Other rumored features of the iOS 10 include photo enhancements and an updated Apple Music.
The iOS 10 rollout would begin in September with the release of the iPhone 7. The next-gen iPhone is rumored to be a minor upgrade. Apple will also debut OS X 10.12, tvOS and watchOS at the next week’s event.