Even the guys Apple ripped off to come up with the feature are cool with it. But it could get even better before iOS 9.3 is finally released to the general public.
Right now, Night Shift works by “warming” (or making more orange) the light coming from your iPhone or iPad display when the sun goes down. This can have radical effects on your ability to fall asleep easily after nightfall, according to sleep researchers.
Currently this all happens automatically, according to time of day. However, Apple’s official iOS 9.3 shot indicates Night Shift will be a toggle, just like Airplane Mode or Bluetooth, which you can shut on, off or delay until later.
In particular, the promo image suggests Control Center will let you toggle between “Turn On For Now” and “Turn On Until Tomorrow.” Although present on Apple’s Canadian website, the image is missing from the U.S. website.
Perhaps Apple won’t bake Night Shift into Control Center, at the end of the day. But at least Cupertino is thinking about it.