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Is iOS 10 ‘Dark Mode’ Only For iPhone 7?

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Developers are finding all sorts of stuff in the the newly released (to them) iOS 10. When I say developers in this case , I mean Andrew Wiik who was using iOS 10 beta running in Xcode, when he seems to have discovered a “dark mode” (disabled) that could see users have an “easier on the eyes” viewing mode once it’s opened up by Apple.

“Dark Mode” only for iPhone 7?

People have mixed feelings about iOS 10, nothing introduced at  the WWDC on Monday really jumped out at those in attendance, but that’s not to say people will not warm to it and possibly rave about it when it’s introduced in full to the public in September with a beta preceding that release by a couple of months. Siri is certainly meant to be smarter and more useful, Apple Music got an overall upgrade, users can now get rid of the pre-installed apps like Stocks and Weather that have never been as good as third-party apps if weather or stocks is your thing and, the ability to use your iPhone as an Apple TV remote is also nice and there were certainly a few other nice additions..but again, nothing groundbreaking.

Some are concerned that this “dark mode” may only be available to iPhone 7 users when both the handset and the final version of iOS 10 are both released in September(?). You wouldn’t think that would be the case, while there are iPhones and iPads that won’t be able to use iOS 10, most new models will so you would expect that those eligible phones would all be given that option as it was found on the software side, but there is certainly no guarantee of that being the case.

Apple is not encouraging you to download the beta version of iOS 10, as it’s, well, a beta. That said, if you simply can’t wait to install it, go ahead when the beta is released as Apple has made it “easy” to downgrade back to iOS 9.

Again, Apple is calling it its biggest update iOS update, perhaps, the keynote just wasn’t long enough especially sharing the spotlight with macOX Sierra, and once it’s released it will truly impress.

Dark mode was not specifically mentioned during the unveiling but now that developers have begun digging through the beta code there is a good chance that more unannounced features will be found.

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