iOS 10.2 has been out for some time now and it looks like it’s finally time for Apple to come out with the next update to iOS 10, with iOS 10.3. The biggest thing with this update is that you will now be able to find you lost Airpod(s). The update also includes some tweaks to the system such as a new Apple ID Settings profile, App Animations, iCloud, and more.
Analytics – Analytics is the new name for “Diagnostics and Usage” under the privacy section in settings. Nothing has been changed other than the name, but there is now an option for “Share iCloud Analytics” under the Analytics section that’ll allow analytics for usage and data from your iCloud account.
App Animation – When apps open and close, the edges are more rounded (of course) than on previous iOS version.
App Icons – (Only for developers) Developers can update their app icons at any point in time without a need for an update.
Apple File System (APFS) – The iPhone’s file system will be updated to APFS that will optimize Flash/SSD storage and more.
Apple ID Settings profile – When you first get into “Settings,” the first card showing will have all of your Apple ID Settings in one location. This includes, iCloud settings, iTunes and App Store, how many devices are connected to the Apple ID, and more.
CarPlay – Added shortcuts to show most recent applications and EV charging stations.
Find My Airpods – This option will be found under “Find My iPhone” and shows the last known location where the Airpods had a connection. Due to limitations, if the Airpods were in the cradle it may be harder to find as the Airpods don’t have their own connection.
Homekit – Support for light switches that can be programmed.
iCloud Storage – The update will display a better representation of what storage is being used in iCloud such as how much space is being taken up from apps or photos or videos.
iPad keyboard – One handed keyboard on iPad’s smaller than 9.7″. Not currently available.
Maps – Option for 3D Touch on weather icon that will show forecasts in your location.
Sirikit – The update will allow Siri to check status of any payments, pay bills, or schedule future rides from services like Uber from third party apps that can access Siri.
Currently, this update is only for developers and will eventually come out to beta testers and then to the public later this year. What do you guys think about the new iOS 10.3 update? Anyone happy that you’ll now be able to find your lost Airpods? Let us know by leaving your comments down below, or on Google+, Facebook, or Twitter.[button link=”http://www.macrumors.com/2017/01/24/whats-new-in-ios-10-3/” icon=”fa-external-link” side=”left” target=”blank” color=”285b5e” textcolor=”ffffff”]Source: Mac Rumors[/button]
Last Updated on January 25, 2017.