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colinwalker
colinwalker

I never used to be much of a "dark mode" aficionado but, as more apps introduce black themes for the iPhone X, I think I'm becoming a convert.

devilgate
devilgate

@colinwalker I like them even on the 7. I mean, it’s jet black on the back, so why not on the front, too?

johnholzer
johnholzer

@colinwalker I agree. I don’t have the X, but as the black themes roll out, I’m switching.

craigmcclellan
craigmcclellan

@colinwalker me too. I still don’t love dark mode on my iPads though. It really is the OLED screen.

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colinwalker
colinwalker

@craigmcclellan Same for me. The depth of the black on the iPhone X just makes text ‘pop’ almost like it’s floating.

amit
amit

@colinwalker I have always preferred dark themes in every app I use. So pretty excited to see how how it would look on a pitch blacks of OLED. I guess even app developers are modifying their dark themes to be full black rather than grey. Seeing more such notes in updates.

schuth
schuth

@colinwalker Wish I had an X; I’ve been using dark mode ever since devs started providing the option. I fondly remember @marco’s novel initial implementation of auto-dark mode in Instapaper on my original iPod Touch, which was tied to sunset time by the user’s local area.

colinwalker
colinwalker

@schuth @amit It’s especially effective at night. When it’s pitch black in bed it’s a bit surreal how it looks with no light leakage across the screen.

amit
amit

@colinwalker interesting, I do wonder though what’s different with Apple’s ecosystem? Apple’s implementation of OLED or the app developers willingness to embrace the black?Or possibly both or neither 🧐