Apple releases iOS 10.3, macOS Sierra 10.12.4
- Author: Carolyn Briggs Mar 29, 2017,
Mar 29, 2017, 16:12
Apple also delivers security upgrades in iOS 10.3, which will help keep your device secure.
You can snag the update now by heading to Settings General Software Update.
For fans of Apple's wrist-mounted supercomputer, a whole new version of watchOS is out for the Apple Watch.
While you might not be too excited about the changes and new features hitting iOS 10.3, these are definitely some cool changes to make iOS 10 much better and easier to use.
Apple on Monday released the official build of iOS 10.3.
The Home app lets you "trigger scenes" in association with certain home automation products, and it can provide information about battery power remaining in certain products. The update also adds support for the Device Enrollment Program as well as improved device management. The rise of AI, wearables like VR and AR headsets and accessories, as well as developments within the actual design and style of handsets should make for a very interesting 12 months.
Apple has also enhanced Siri in a few ways.
So just what's new under the hood in iOS 10.3? If you own one of Apple's new wireless headphones and lose them somewhere, this new feature will show you the last location where your iPhone was connected to your AirPods.
There are a ton of new features coming to iOS 10.3, although you probably have heard about majority before.
iOS's Carplay feature is also getting some love. To track your AirPods, you can do so via either iCloud.com or the "Find iPhone" app on iPad and iPhone. At WWDC past year, Apple showed how APFS saved time on a file copy compared to HFS.
What I want to focus on is the switch to APFS, the new file system that replaces the HFS+ format previously used by iOS. Finally, iOS 10.3 launches the new Apple File System, which has been optimized for solid-state storage devices.
Apple just released tvOS 10.2 for the Apple TV.
CarPlay now has shortcuts in the status bar for your last used apps. Siri can now be used to view and pay bills, schedule a ride, or check vehicle fuel or lock status.
Weather in Maps: In the Maps app, users can now 3D Touch the weather icon to see a local forecast for the area.
The rating/review experience will also be streamlined for developers and users alike. This is particularly true for your iOS device as the new file system is a big change. Apple added dictation support for Shanghainese. Now Playing is a nice addition to the app, providing a new reason to give it a try over the standard Siri Remote.