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How excited would you be if your iPhone looked like this?

iOS 10 Dark Mode

On Thursday we shared some great news that made Apple fans around the world giddy with anticipation. Dark Mode, the most sought-after iOS feature following rumors ahead of WWDC 2016, was found hiding in iOS 10. Developers always snoop around the code in new iOS beta releases in search of clues that might reveal unannounced iOS features, and that’s exactly what they found in iOS 10.

Want to see what Dark Mode looks like in iOS 10? You can check out actual screen shots of Dark Mode enabled on an iPhone in this post. Want to see what Dark Mode should look like in iOS 10? We’ve got you covered.

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First things first: you know all the iOS 10 videos and screenshots you see on every tech blog on the internet right now? That’s not what iOS 10 will look like when it’s released to the public this fall. Yes, the general design will be the same, but there will be tons of visual tweaks between now and then. So when you see how hideous widgets look on the lock screen, for example, you definitely shouldn’t start to panic just yet.

Of course, we can only hope that the finished design is even half as sleek and gorgeous as these concept images.

Reddit user “ThaArtist” dropped by the iPhone subreddit yesterday evening and posted images of his vision for Dark Mode. Specifically, he mocked up the widget view on the lock screen using dark graphics that match the look and feel of iOS perfectly. Widgets are a pretty big mess visually right now, so maybe Apple will use this sweet mockup for inspiration.

Here are ThaArtist’s renders:

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