Apple releases iOS 10.3 with Find My AirPods, Apple File System, CarPlay updates, more

Apple is rolling out iOS 10.3 for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. The latest software update includes Find My AirPods support, CarPlay improvements, Apple’s new filesystem, and more.

iOS 10.3 is the first version to include Find My AirPods in the Find My iPhone app, Wi-Fi Calling for iCloud-connected devices for Verizon customers, and a new 32-bit alert that suggests iOS 11 could be 64-bit only.

Apple is also introducing a way for developers to reply to app reviews with iOS 10.3, and a new system-wide app review request feature is being added. iOS 10.3 includes iCloud Analytics for the first time as well.

Here’s an overview of changes discovered during the beta period:

  • 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

You can see our hands-on with the first iOS 10.3 beta below:

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  • Learn More link on 32 bit app warning, new 32 bit app section in Settings

iOS 10.3 beta 4 included an restart message whenever a button is hit during the update installation process.

We’ll update with any changes found in official iOS 10.3 release.


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