Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference is almost here, and the company is expected to unveil updates for its iOS, macOS, tvOS, and watchOS operating systems. Apple appears to have accidentally leaked one upcoming feature coming to macOS 10.14: a dark mode.
Developer Steve Troughton-Smith discovered a 30-second preview video that shows the development software operating in a dark mode, and he tweeted several screenshots of the upcoming Xcode 10 showing off the setting.
Ladies and gentlemen, I give you Xcode 10 on macOS 10.14. Dark Appearance, Apple News, App Store w/ video previews pic.twitter.com/rJlDy81W4W
— Steve Troughton-Smith (@stroughtonsmith) June 2, 2018
The present macOS currently does have a dark mode feature (under System Preferences and General settings), but this only applies to the dock and menu bar: MacRumors points out that in addition to the software’s darker colors in the video, the trash can in the dock is also darker, suggesting that it could be a system-wide feature. Troughton-Smith also notes that this video features an Apple News app icon — visible in the dock — and an App Store with video previews.
There haven’t been a whole lot of rumors regarding what’s to come with 10.14, but there has been speculation that there could be some integration between Mac and iOS apps, as well as the name for the next iteration of the operating system.
We’ll find out more when Apple kicks off its keynote talk on Monday, June 4th at 1PM ET / 10AM PT.