Apple Watch in movie theaters

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by mailboxbetacoin, Apr 16, 2015.

  1. mailboxbetacoin macrumors 6502

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    Can't wait to see all those small screens lit here and there from people looking at their notifications, should be pretty annoying
     
  2. Blacklabel34 macrumors 6502

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    Once the :apple: Watch makes it on the wrists of the masses....it will be interesting
     
  3. Yr Blues macrumors 68020

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    That's my pet peeve. I always tap them on the shoulder and tell them to turn it off.

    This is going to be really annoying.
     
  4. Brett1203 macrumors 6502a

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    I'm assuming there is a power off feature I hope
     
  5. mailboxbetacoin thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I don't expect people to turn it off though
     
  6. Staindsoul macrumors 6502

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    Does the notification still light up the watch even if they haven't brought their wrist up to read it?

    But yeah... hoping there is a Do Not Disturb mode just like on the iPhone
     
  7. foxkoneko macrumors 6502

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    it'll only get worse when the android market expands :rolleyes:
     
  8. MICHAELSD macrumors 68040

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    Apple Watch = future.

    Move theater = past.

    Thus, we won't have to worry about this as theater attendance continues to go down

    Let's just make IMAX have very strict policies regarding this.
     
  9. specik macrumors 6502

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    Thanks, movie theater police!
     
  10. ZMRoach macrumors regular

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    It does not, from what I've seen/read, so hopefully that'll help.
     
  11. Qrispy macrumors regular

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    Someone in Texas was recently shot and killed for doing that. But I'm sure that'll never happen to you ;)
     
  12. Armen, Apr 16, 2015
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    If you tapped me on the shoulder and told me what to do it wouldn't end well.

    Edit: Ok Apparently people think I'm the inconsiderate guy who looks at his phone in the theatre. This is not me. What I meant by my statement is I don't appreciate people telling me what to do (was thinking in general and not in the theatre context). For example if someone behind me tapped my shoulder and told me I needed to move because I was too tall I'd tell him to move.
     
  13. Totalkharnage macrumors 6502

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    By default, the watch screen doesn't light up when a notification comes in. It taps you on the wrist. If you raise your arm, then it will light the screen and show you a preview of the message.

    If anything, the watch will make the movie experience better as you won't hear a loud buzzing from the phone vibrating but a very discrete tap on the wrist that only you will feel.

    There is a DND feature.
     
  14. jjlannoo Suspended

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    at least it will be a smaller screen then when they look at their phones now
     
  15. mark-in-mk macrumors regular

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    Didnt someone in Florida get shot for doing something like that with a phone during the last Batman movie ?
     
  16. coolfilmaker macrumors member

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    You guys are all being pessimistic.

    Imagine if Apple added the ability to silence your phone from the power reserve glance page. That would make it even easier for people to be quiet and unobtrusive during movies.
     
  17. menace3 macrumors 6502

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    I eat with my left hand at movie theaters. OOh this may not end well for me. LMAO
     
  18. Bigdog9586 macrumors regular

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    That guy wAs a real jerk. The show hadn't even started. Retired cop. And we see what lots of cops are like now days.
     
  19. Tsuchiya macrumors 68020

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    The general public seem to have forgotten how to sit through a movie regardless, if anything an Apple watch will be slightly less distracting than a full on phone.
     
  20. alia macrumors 6502a

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    That was at the theater where I go to movies with my mom when I am in Tampa. The movie hadn't started yet and the victim was texting with his young daughter's babysitter. The shooter shot at the victim because the victim tossed some popcorn at him.
     
  21. webworks415 macrumors 6502

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    It will be less distracting than a bright smartphone screen that's for sure. But I always make sure to turn my iPhone's brightness as low as it can go in the theater. Hopefully there is a quick access setting for that in the Watch later, if there isn't already.
     
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    If that's according to you then you're not basing that on a very reliable source.
     
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    babies/little kids and ass hats texting/reading facebook/doing whatever on their phones in a movie thieater...... UGH!

    if you can't afford a babysitter... leave the kids home... don't pawn your crying/talking kid off on other paying customers..... and stay of the phone... it won't kill you for 2 hours!
     
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    It was Florida.
     

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