Apple Delivers iOS 10.3

Posted on March 27, 2017 by Paul Thurrott in iOS with 22 Comments

Apple Delivers iOS 10.3

Apple delivered iOS 10.3 to compatible devices today, adding a small number of new features only.

But give Apple some credit: For a firm that often over-hypes each release as if it were the second coming, it has likewise offered a steady drumbeat of improvements. The original iOS 10 release shipped back in September—and had some decent new features—and was followed up by iOS 10.1 in October and iOS 10.2 in December.

Each of those two most recent updates came with a single marquee feature—Portrait mode (for iPhone 7 Plus only) in iOS 10.1 and the new TV app in iOS 10.2—and iOS 10.3 is no different. Except that this time around, that marquee feature, Find My AirPods, is on the lame side.

In addition to that little trinket, iOS 10.3 adds a single Apple ID profile interface in Settings, a Touch 3D-compatible weather icon in Maps, and various CarPlay improvements. There’s new file system called Apple File System (APFS) that is better optimized for the NAND storage used in i-Devices. In other words, not much. Or, as BGR puts it, iOS 10.3 is “packed with new features.”

Apple also shipped even less interesting updates to macOS, watchOS, and tvOS. So if you’re using Apple devices, be sure to fire up Software Update to get the latest software.


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