large image

Trusted Reviews is supported by its audience. If you purchase through links on our site, we may earn a commission. Learn more.

Apple iOS 10.3 could bring an intriguing new feature

Apple is reportedly planning to release the first beta of iOS 10.3 next week and in doing so introduce a brand new feature.

According to noted Apple leakster Sonny Dickson, iOS 10.3 will debut a new Theater Mode, which will make its presence felt with a new popcorn icon within the Control Centre.

However, exactly what Theater Mode will offer is unknown at this stage.

Related: iOS 10 review

It could quite easily be rumoured night mode theme that makes it possible to use the iPhone or iPad in the cinema or in discreetly without disturbing other people.

Although it’d be a surprise if Apple added a feature that encouraged such antisocial smartphone use.

There’s also a chance the feature would prime the device with the perfect settings for watching video content.

Thankfully, we won’t have long to wait to find out. Dickson reckons beta 1 will arrive for registered testers on January 10.

iOS 10 Tips & Tricks

Will this be the long-rumoured Dark Mode? or does Apple have something else in mind? Share your predictions below.

Why trust our journalism?

Founded in 2004, Trusted Reviews exists to give our readers thorough, unbiased and independent advice on what to buy.

Today, we have millions of users a month from around the world, and assess more than 1,000 products a year.

author icon

Editorial independence

Editorial independence means being able to give an unbiased verdict about a product or company, with the avoidance of conflicts of interest. To ensure this is possible, every member of the editorial staff follows a clear code of conduct.

author icon

Professional conduct

We also expect our journalists to follow clear ethical standards in their work. Our staff members must strive for honesty and accuracy in everything they do. We follow the IPSO Editors’ code of practice to underpin these standards.