Apple Seeds First Beta of iOS 10.3 With 'Find My AirPods' to Developers

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    Apple today seeded the first beta of an upcoming iOS 10.3 update to developers, marking the third major update to the iOS 10 operating system that was released in September. The first iOS 10.3 beta comes more than a month after the release of iOS 10.2.

    Registered developers can download the new iOS 10.3 beta from the Apple Developer Center or over-the-air with the proper configuration profile installed.

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    As a 10.x update, iOS 10.3 likely brings bug fixes, performance improvements, and new features to iOS 10. While we won't know what's in the update until developers begin discovering changes, it is rumored to include a new "Theatre" mode with a "popcorn-shaped" icon in the Control Center.

    What the rumored Theatre mode does is unclear, but should it be included in iOS 10.3, we'll find out its purpose soon enough. We'll update this post with new features that are found in the update.

    Update: Apple has shared release details with several sites, outlining features that are included in the update. While the main feature is a new "Find My AirPods" option, there are also several smaller updates.

    What's new in iOS 10.3:

    - There's a new "Find My AirPods" tool to help users locate lost AirPods.
    - SiriKit can be used to pay bills, check on the status of payments, and schedule future rides.
    - The weather icon in the Maps app includes 3D Touch to show hourly forecasts.
    - CarPlay includes new shortcuts for launching recently used apps.
    - CarPlay's Maps now features EV charging station locations.
    - HomeKit supports programmable light switches.
    - Conversation View in the Mail app features navigation improvements.
    - When installing iOS 10.3, it will update the file system to Apple File System (APFS), so it's important to make a backup before updating.

    Article Link: Apple Seeds First Beta of iOS 10.3 With 'Find My AirPods' to Developers
     
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    Downloading. 54min remaining 1.74gb on my iPad mini 4 and 1.83gb on iPhone 6
     
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    So, did Apple bring the popcorn?

    Edit: No. No they didn't.
     
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    If there's no dark mode i'm going to cry myself to sleep
     
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    I hope this lives up to the hype everyone is giving it..

    pics guys!!
     
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    Photos facetag sync across devices? Pretty please?
     
  10. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Sometimes some new features don't come until a later beta.
     
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    ME TOO IM SO EXCITED 7 min left on my iPhone 6
     
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    Wow, eleven comments in and no posts yet explaining how this indicates the imminent downfall of Apple. That's kind of refreshing.
     
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    theater mode is apparently still missing according to CNET
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    wow. no theater mode. this indicates the imminent downfall of apple
     
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    Cause Apple has us all under mind control lol
     
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    Apple can't do anything right. :p
     
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    Not at all, 10.3 is packed full of goodies as the arstechnica article explains.
     
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    I knew they'd add the ability to find AirPods eventually. That's why they removed that app from the App Store.
     
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    This seems like a pretty big deal (from the release notes):

    When you update to iOS 10.3, your iOS device will update its file system to Apple File System (APFS). This conversion preserves existing data on your device. However, as with any software update, it is recommended that you create a backup of your device before updating.​
     
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    Who cares about theater mode? I have had *insert obscure problem here* for two years now, and Apple won't make *insert dream computer here*, so Apple is doomed, Tim Cook should be fired, and I'm buying an Android phone. But I'll stick around to remind everybody why I don't like Apple anymore.

    *ahem*

    iOS 10.3 may not add much, but the SiriKit improvements look interesting.
     

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