Apple has finally released the iOS 10.3 update for iPhones, iPad and iPod. The latest update comes with a tonne of new features and functionalities. The update will be available for iPhone 5 and later, iPad fourth generation and later, and iPod-touch 6th generation and later devices. To get the update, go to Settings > General > Software Update click download and then press install.
To start with what’s new in this new update, the company has added the support of finding AirPods through “Find My iPhone” app. It can also pop up a specially designed sound on either or both AirPods to help find them easily. However, the AirPods must be within the Bluetooth range of one of the connected Apple devices. If the AirPods are not within the Bluetooth range, are discharged or are in closed AirPods case, Find My iPhone will show up the time and location where the AirPods were last connected with the device.
The latest update also allows developers to change the app icons and respond to customer reviews. Earlier, the developers were not provided with an option to respond to customer reviews in the App Store, but with the latest update, developers would be able to response to comments. Also, they can update app icons any time they want. With the latest update, Apple is also dropping the support for 32-bit apps and if an app is designed in 32-bit structure then a message pops up which says that these apps will not work with future versions of iOS.
Moreover, Siri got a lot smarter and the updated SiriKit would allow developers to build apps that allow Siri for paying, checking the status of bills with payment apps and scheduling with ride booking apps. Apart from that Siri now provide cricket scores and stats for Indian Premier League (IPL) and International Cricket Council (ICC).
Other than this, the company has introduced a new Apple File System (APFS), which would optimise and free up some space on an iOS device; Apple ID menu has been added to the Settings app, which shows Apple ID information and all the device that one is logged into.