Apple just release the iOS 10.3 update. Aside from your usual bug fixes and security enhancement, the iOS 10.3 will introduce features that will allow you to locate your misplaced Airpods, Siri to support payments and book a ride for you and improvements in CarPlay.
Another subtle but big change that Apple made with the 10.3 is the introduction of the Apple File System (AFS), a new file system that the company announced from their previous WWDC.
Apple describes AFS, as a new file system which is optimized for flash and solid-state drive storage, with a primary focus on encryption. Designed to be used in all of Apple’s entire hardware lineup, including iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, Mac, and Apple TV. AFS will replace the current HFS+ file system.
We can expect Apple to provide more details on the Apple File System (AFS) in this year’s WWDC. If you don’t see any notification regarding the iOS 10.3, you can go to SETTINGS > GENERAL > SOFTWARE UPATE, to get the update.
Here’s the complete release note of iOS 10.3;
iOS 10.3 introduces new features including the ability to locate AirPods using Find my iPhone and more ways to use Siri with payment, ride booking and automaker apps.
Find My iPhone
- View the current or last known location of your AirPods
- Play a sound on one or both AirPods to help you find them
- Support for paying and checking status of bills with payment apps
- Support for scheduling with ride booking apps
- Support for checking car fuel level, lock status, turning on lights and activating horn with automaker apps
- Cricket sports scores and statistics for Indian Premier League and International Cricket Council
- Shortcuts in the status bar for easy access to last used apps
- Apple Music Now Playing screen gives access to Up Next and the currently playing song’s album
- Daily curated playlists and new music categories in Apple Music
Other improvements and fixes
- Rent once and watch your iTunes movies across your devices
- New Settings unified view for your Apple ID account information, settings and devices
- Hourly weather in Maps using 3D Touch on the displayed current temperature
- Support for searching “parked car” in Maps
- Calendar adds the ability to delete an unwanted invite and report it as junk
- Home app support to trigger scenes using accessories with switches and buttons
- Home app support for accessory battery level status
- Podcasts support for 3D Touch and Today widget to access recently updated shows
- Podcast shows or episodes are shareable to Messages with full playback support
- Fixes an issue that could prevent Maps from displaying your current location after resetting Location & Privacy
- VoiceOver stability improvements for Phone, Safari and Mail
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Last modified: March 28, 2017