iOS 13 dark mode leak gives a peek at what's to come
A system-wide dark mode is finally coming to iOS.
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In a leak published Tuesday by 9to5Mac, screenshots seem to show off the apparent new styling option, which replaces
traditional white backgrounds with black.
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Rumored to be a part of iOS 13, the new feature is expected to be introduced when Apple shows off its latest software next week at its annual
developer conference. In addition to looking crisper on the OLED displays found on the
, XS and
the new mode may help with those devices' battery lives since OLED displays can keep those pixels off.
The new dark mode is shown in the
app. The screen after taking a screenshot also looks to be getting a slight revamp, according to the leaked images.
9to5Mac says the new mode can be enabled in Settings or through Control Center.
In addition to dark mode, iOS 13 is expected to add improvements to iMessage, Maps and Reminders, mouse support for the
and improved speed for devices. It remains to be seen which iOS devices will get the update, with rumors suggesting those older than the
might not make the cut after getting iOS 12 last year.