Days after iOS 10.3 beta 6 dropped, Apple has just released iOS 10.3 beta 7 for registered developers, available for testing on iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices. The release is Apple’s sixth iOS 10.3 beta release, with Apple gearing up for a public launch of the software which will bring new features such as a Find My AirPods tool to help locate missing AirPods similar to the standalone Finder for AirPods application which was recently pulled from the App Store as well as Siri, CarPlay and Podcasts updates.
iOS 10.3 beta 7 itself isn’t the biggest beta release, it mainly squashes bugs within the other releases made available to developers over the past couple of weeks. As well as new features for iOS users, Apple will also allow developers to respond to App Store reviews and a new system-wide app review request feature will be added.
So far, here’s whats been discovered in iOS 10.3
- 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.
Thank you Zeph for the tip.
— Zeph McLearan (@zmclearan) March 16, 2017