Night Shift is one of my favorite features, which had arrived with iOS 9.3. Once enabled, it warms the color of your iPhone to filter blue light, which makes it quite easy to use your iOS device at night. Moreover, the blue light doesn’t harm your eyes.
Seeing the enormous significance of Night Shift, Apple has reportedly gone ahead to secure a trademark for this feature. Based on an application which had been recently filed in the USA as well as Hong Kong, the Cupertino-based company hinted to bring this feature to Apple Watch, macOS and more.
Apple Secures Night Shift Trademark, the Feature to Arrive on macOS & Apple Watch
“This week Apple filed for the ‘Night Shift’ trademark in both the U.S. and Hong Kong. Apple introduced this new feature with their 9.7″ iPad Pro in March. Night Shift in iOS since 9.3 uses the iPad Pro’s clock and geolocation to automatically adjust the colors in the display to the warmer end of the spectrum after dark to help you get a better night’s sleep. The trademark filing in Hong Kong clearly indicates that Apple may extend this feature to Macs, CarPlay and beyond.” – Patently Apple.
According to the trademark filing for China, the company has stated that Night Shift could also be used for “motor vehicle audio apparatus” like CarPlay devices, “television monitors,”smartwatches,”computer hardware,” and “laptop computers” as well.
Apple further added that the iOS exclusive feature might also be used in fax machines, cash registers, dictating machines, as well as dog whistles. To make sure everything is covered, the filing has used boiler language.
The trademark filing for Night Shift in the U.S has only listed computer software to control computer as well as mobile device display screens.
Currently, Night Shift (Settings → Display & Brightness → Night Shift) is the exclusive features on iOS devices. However, considering its importance, it may soon be available on various iDevices.