“Apple released its latest iOS developer-only preview today, introducing a feature called Night Shift that ‘automatically shifts the colors in your display to the warmer end of the spectrum,'” Harrison Weber reports for VentureBeat. “Apple says its goal is to make your screen feel ‘easier on your eyes’ at night.”
“Night Shift sounds just like F.lux, an app that’s long existed to adjust your screen’s ‘eerie blue glow’ when the sun goes down,” Weber reports.
“Funny enough, F.lux has attempted (and failed) to launch on the iPhone numerous times,” Weber reports, “saying ‘currently, iOS does not allow developers to access the Private APIs we need to make F.lux work on iOS.'”
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MacDailyNews Take: F.lux just got Sherlocked.
Apple’s iOS 9.3 Preview webpages describe Night Shift thusly:
A lot of waking hours went into thinking about sleep.
Many studies have shown that exposure to bright blue light in the evening can affect your circadian rhythms and make it harder to fall asleep. Night Shift uses your iOS device’s clock and geolocation to determine when it’s sunset in your location. Then it automatically shifts the colors in your display to the warmer end of the spectrum, making it easier on your eyes. In the morning, it returns the display to its regular settings. Pleasant dreams.
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