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Apple's 'theater mode' debuts on a smaller screenThe new feature, which reduces screen distractions at the movie theater, rolled out for the Apple Watch with the developer's beta of Watch OS 3.2.
Next time you're at the theater you may notice fewer screens distracting you from the main event. That is if Apple's rumored theater mode delivers on its promise. The new feature finally made its debut this week not in iOS 10.3 as expected but on the developer's beta release of watchOS 3.2 for the Apple watch. And all the iPhone definitely needs [INAUDIBLE] It at least gives us a preview of how it would actually work on an Apple device. As seen in this Mac Insider video, just swipe up from your quick save screen and tap on the little theater icon. This will automatically mute the sound of your watch and deactivate the Raise to Wake feature that makes the screen light up when you move your wrist. You'll still receive incoming notifications via haptic vibrations, but you'll have to tap on the Screen or press the digital crown to wake the watch and read them. Which may still happen, mid-movie. Also in the update, a more prominent Siri. This is the first update to incorporate Sirikit, which allows developers to tap into Siri on the watch to embed in third party apps Much like they had already been doing in iOS. Apple is running, also, the beta versions of iOS 10.3 on mobile devices and Mac OS Sierra 10.12.4 on its computers. No word yet on when we can expect watch OS 3.2 to make its official debut or when we can expect theater mode in iOS. And for the latest Apple news, head over to CNET.com. From San Francisco, I'm an Vanessa Hand Orellana.