Is it just me? I cannot be the only Apple customer who has not fallen in love with Dark Mode. Apple has over 1-billion customers and about 1.5-billion iPhones, iPads, and Macs that now run Dark Mode.
Why do I not love Dark Mode? I am supposed to love Dark Mode. I read about Dark Mode everywhere and I am sure I underestimate the power of the Dark Mode.
What is up with Dark Mode?
First, the sentences above might have the term Dark Mode more than any two sentences and a question found anywhere on the interwebs. Second, Dark Mode is being discussed everywhere and heralded as much as Steve Jobs’ second coming (mid-1997).
Join the Dark Side
But I do not like the dark side. It is, well, dark. I prefer the light. It is that whole good vs. evil thing.
How about mostly?
What Dark Mode does is go against mankind’s genetic makeup. We were born to read dark text on a white background. Think white paper and black ink.
Dark Mode destroys centuries of mankind’s rise from the oppression of the darker side of humanity and takes us back inside the cave.
There are basically two options to use it: a toggle that switches between the two modes and an automatic function that intelligently flips back and forth based on sunrise and sunset.
This may be the first time in recorded history where people have complete control over the dark side. First, Dark Mode looks professional and I understand why Photoshop has dark palettes and Photos on iPhone or iPad look better with a dark background. Dark– with photos and media– is less distracting.
Otherwise, dark becomes distracting with use.
I found I preferred the sunset toggle since the main draw of Dark Mode for me is not being blinded by my display at night, but dark-mode-all-the-things fans will be happy with the permanent toggle.
I am rather certain that is not a real sentence.
As someone who doesn’t particularly enjoy reading large blocks of white-on-black text, being able to disable specific apps (like Slack) from automatically switching would be nice.
That would be a good touch; a simple toggle on a per-app basis to rid one of Dark Mode. As it is now, Dark Mode’s toggle on and off shows up in Control Center, but it is system-wide, not on an individual app basis.
Color me jaded but honest. Whatever it is beyond Photoshop, Photos, Final Cut Pro and other media-related artsy-schmartsy apps that look decent in Dark Mode, it is apparent to me that I do not understand the power of Dark Mode.