Earlier this month you may remember watcher Sonny Dickson claimed that Apple was working on a new developer seed of iOS, which would (reportedly) introduce a new feature called “Theatre Mode” …
… and despite the first beta of iOS 10.3 missing that originally expected Jan 10 seed date, it appears Dickson may have been right on the existence of the feature.
Since the Apple watcher’s comments made headlines towards the beginning of this month, many out there have gone on to speculate what such a feature might eventually entail … (even if the company itself has remained silent on the matter).
And this weekend, we might just have our answer …
A new document pertaining to watchOS recently surfaced on Apple.com, which appears to provide some concrete details on what users might expect from the company’s rumoured ‘Theatre Mode’ feature.
“Introduced in watchOS 3.1.3, Theater Mode lets users quickly mute the sound on their Apple Watch and avoid waking the screen on wrist raise,” Apple explains.
“Users still receive notifications (including haptics) while in Theater Mode, which they can view by tapping the screen or pressing the Digital Crown,” the company adds.
So … not the global ‘dark mode’ that was originally touted and every iOS user is still waiting on?
(Okay, well … maybe).
Perhaps interestingly, Apple states that the feature actually launched with the public release of watchOS 3.1.3 …
But, as highlighted by our friends at 9to5Mac, the feature doesn’t yet appear to be available for activation by end users.
Of course, Apple’s above described “Theatre Mode” is also expected to make its way to iOS – eventually.
Although it’s anyone’s guess if the feature will make the cut for the final GM version of iOS 10.3, the first beta of which was just seeded to registered developers.