⌚️ Theater Mode: Avoid burning out your eyeballs by fading in your Watch’s screen
Scene: A dark living room, or perhaps an actual theater once this pandemic gets under control.
Your Watch is in Theater Mode, which prevents its screen from automatically turning on. Enabled from Control Center, because you’re a decent human being.
And yet, you want—nay, need!—to check the time or the weather. The desire burns within you like a Mac running Chrome. But you know in your heart of hearts that, should you tap the screen, its glow would set the room ablaze. The duality of this struggle nearly tears you asunder.
A moment before you surrender to the unthinkable, you remember: you read the Finer Tech Newsletter, where you learned to ever so slightly turn the Digital Crown. Instead of bursting with light, the Apple Watch screen slowly fades in. Disaster averted. Eyeballs preserved.