Leaker Sonny Dickson’s tweets claims that iOS 10.3 beta 1 will debut on January 10 and will feature a new theater mode and a popcorn-shaped Control Center icon.
Theater mode could be Apple’s marketing name for a ‘dark mode,’ though that has yet to be confirmed. It could mean something different entirely.
Dickson claimed (via 9to5Mac) that his sources have given him good information in the past. He also says that theater mode may very well be a dark mode for iOS and noted that iOS 10.3 is codenamed ‘Erie.’
Apple typically releases their pre-release software on Monday or Tuesday, so a release on January 10 is highly likely. Outside of Apple internal employees, nobody is sure what’s coming, if it’s even in the pipeline at all.