IDIOTS who go to watch a movie on the big screen only to then stare at a tiny screen and send texts or check the acting bios of the cast on IMDB are to be rewarded with a new Theatre Mode on iOS 10.3.
The feature, we reckon, will enable the use of your iPhone in darkened environments without royally pissing everyone off. This will probably work by providing a very low level of light, akin to the Night Mode feature, and ensuring all bleeps, buzzes and bings are replaced by vibrations.
The source of this rumour is a Man on Twitter called Sonny Dickson who even claims the new mode will be activated by a popcorn icon on the quick menu.
iOS 10.3 to feature a new Theatre mode - will include a new popcorn-shaped Control Center icon.— Sonny Dickson (@SonnyDickson) December 30, 2016
How long until this feature arrives we you at the back cry? Well, according to our man in Melbourne, Dickson, not long, with the beta for developers arriving on 10 January.
iOS 10.3 beta 1 is scheduled to seed on January 10th.— Sonny Dickson (@SonnyDickson) December 30, 2016
This will likely mean there is still a little while until the full version arrives for regular Joes, but probably not that long. We don"t know basically, but let's guess 12 February. Check back then to find out if we're right.
We can't help but question why the feature would be called Theatre Mode, as we can't imagine anyone who visits the actual theatre would dream of using their phone, so it seems as if Apple is trying to convince cinema-goers they are more cultured than they really are.
There is no other information of note about iOS 10.3 but no doubt it"ll come with a few bug fixes and the like, and hopefully a cure for the silly 30 per cent battery bug that has blighted many phones. µ
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