According to tweets posted by Australian leaker Sonny Dickson, Apple’s Jan. 10 iOS 10.3 beta release might include a “Theater mode” for texting during movies.
The feature reportedly dims the display and mutes audio to make it easier to text in dark, quiet theaters.
The potential introduction of the feature signals that one of the last phone-free strongholds might finally fall to our smartphone addictions.
If Apple makes this feature a reality, it indicates that the company doesn’t support fully unplugging during movies and would rather you continue to obsessively check your phone.
According to Dickson, the new feature will be accessible from the swipe-up Control Center. You turn the mode on by reportedly tapping a popcorn shaped icon.
iOS 10.3 beta 1 is scheduled to seed on January 10th.
— Sonny Dickson (@SonnyDickson) December 30, 2016