iOS 13

Apple's latest mobile OS, now with dark mode

#3 Product of the DayJune 03, 2019
Apple today previewed iOS 13, introducing a dramatic new look for iPhone with Dark Mode and new ways to browse and edit photos, sign in to apps and websites, and navigate the world with an all-new map.
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Dark mode is one of those features companies hold back for when they need to reveal a crowdpleaser.
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New features rundown: ๐ŸŒš Dark mode! Well expected and seemingly well received "feature." Looks nice-ish.* ๐Ÿ“บ Apple TV app and icon replace TV app & act as companions to Apple TV+ . ๐Ÿ—บApple Maps overhauled with 'Collections' tags, Google Street View, rolling out 2019-2020. ๐Ÿ’Œ Expanded typing and formatting directly in the Mail app with custom font support. ๐Ÿ“ธ New viewing mode for your gallery in Photos app. View all, a year, a month or a day. โŒจ๏ธ Swiping keyboard, Apple's answer to 3rd party apps titled "Quick Path." โœ… Reminders app receives a full overhaul adding filtering options, AI integration. ๐Ÿ‘ค Privacy update enabling onetime only location data approval. ๐ŸŽ Sign in with Apple, similar to Privacy.com you get one time email and use Face ID to log in. ๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿ’ป iMessage usernames, profile pictures similar to WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger. ๐Ÿ“ฑ Find My iPhone and Find My Friends are being bundled into a "Find My" app. โ˜๏ธ iOS will be able to pull files from SD cards and USB flash drives to import into the Files app. * I don't like the fact that they kept the blue color for iMessages in night mode, and the brightness of the 3-dot typing indicator. (I think the old orange bubbles on Invert Mode grew on me)
What do you think about new features? You gonna use dark mode when it becomes available?
Why dose dark mode becoming so popular? A sense of high-tech?
@christian_zheng Much easier on the eyes at night (and helps not to blind others around you depending on the situation); anything closer to dark grey/black saves a small amount of power on OLED screens; and it's also just nice to be able to switch between light/dark depending on what you fancy to be honest. Personally I'm very happy there's a dark mode across both iOS/iPadOS & macOS
@iamsebj everything that @christian_zheng said. I remember seeing the Galaxy S2 back in 2010 or so. It was the first time I'd ever seen an OLED screen and I was amazed by the blackness of the black parts of the screen. There was no light at all! I was used to a weird blueish tint instead of black. I was too young to buy it on my own back then so I convinced my dad to buy it for me. He didn't need much convincing to be honest, he loved it too. It was also amazing for my eyes. I have some mild photosensitivity so I loved that everything was black on the S2. Calendar, contacts, settings, everything. That was how Android used to be in general. The YouTube app on Android was originally black. Then, one day, out of the blue, Google decided they didn't like black anymore and switched everything to white almost overnight. Of course, everybody followed suit, including Samsung. I was heartbroken but thankfully there were custom ROMs with their own theming engines available so I managed to "stay on the dark side" so to say. Now finally, after so many years, Google finally released a dark mode (which isn't true black mind you, but rather an annoying dark gray tone), even though that used to be the default.