With just days remaining in June 4th’s WWDC keynote and macOS 10.14’s announcement it looks like Apple’s software team has dropped the ball and has accidentally leaked some major new features of the OS update.
Most notably a brand new dark mode with a dark user-interface has been leaked along with a number of other features like a desktop News app, new App Store and Xcode 10. The leak comes from internal video that was posted in the Mac App Store API as discovered by developer Steve Troughton Smith.
The dark mode, which users have been asking for years appears in the video. The mode is toggle-able and affects the whole user-interface of macOS including app windows.
While the News app does not appear in the video, we can clearly see its icon in the macOS dock, suggesting Apple is finally going to bring the iOS-only News app to the Mac. According to the same leak macOS 10.14 is also going to bring an upgraded App Store application to the Mac that will sport video preview, much like the iOS App Store. With the addition of video previews we also expect Apple to bring iOS 11 App Store design to the Mac App Store.
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
Xcode 10, which will be released along side macOS 10.14 and iOS 12 also features a dark mode, as is pretty evident in the leaked Apple video.
Another notable thing that appeared in the video could have revealed the marketing name for macOS 10.14. The background features what appears to be the Mojave desert, meaning Apple could name its next desktop OS as macOS Mojave.
We will get confirmation for these leaks when Apple takes the stage on June 4th at WWDC, where the company is expected to announce macOS 10.14, iOS 12, watchOS 5, tvOS 12 and possibly upgrades to its hardware products.