Apple releases iOS 10.3.1 for iPhone and iPad with bug fixes and improved security

Apple has just begun rolling out iOS 10.3.1 for iPhones and iPads. Release notes for this particular update are light only noting bug fixes and security improvements.

Today’s update follows Apple’s release of iOS 10.3.2 beta 1 last week for developers. As some readers had pointed out at the time, it appeared Apple had skipped 10.3.1 and went straight for 10.3.2. Apple’s developer site also lists 32-bit devices, like the iPhone 5 and 5c as available to receive today’s update as well.

At this time there aren’t any other known changes, but we’ll continue to update as we find them.

iOS 10.3’s saw inclusions for Find My AirPods, CarPlay improvements, Apple’s new APFS, and smaller changes. Most notably for developers, Apple introduced a manner in which developers could reply to app reviews.

During iOS 10.3’s beta period, here are the list of known discoveries:

  • Find My AirPods added to Find My iPhone app
  • Siri support for cricket scores from Indian Premier League and International Cricket Council
  • Safari support for Reduced Motion preference
  • Prominent user security section in Settings app
  • iOS 10.3 uses new Apple File System (APFS) which may free up some space
  • Podcasts app has a widget like Music app, same app design
  • New system level way for developers to request app rating, opt out option in Settings
  • CarPlay status bar has persistent quick access to media, communication, and travel apps for quick switching without accessing the Home screen
  • CarPlay gains quick access to albums from songs in Music, new Up Next screen
  • Weather data in Maps app now has 3D Touch forecast

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