Apple Releases iOS 10.3 and macOS Sierra 10.12.4

Apple released today iOS 10.3 to the public, and it’s available for free as an over-the-air or iTunes update for all iOS 10 users.

The update brings the new “Find My AirPods” feature which has been added to Find My iPhone. iOS 10.3 also introduces a new Apple File System ( APFS ) which is installed when the device is updated and it’s optimized for flash/SSD storage, including improved support for encryption.

Check out a full iOS 10.3 changelog below:

iOS 10.3 introduces new features including the ability to locate AirPods using Find my iPhone and more ways to use Siri with payment, ride booking and automaker apps.

Find My iPhone
– View the current or last known location of your AirPods
– Play a sound on one or both AirPods to help you find them

Siri
– Support for paying and checking status of bills with payment apps
– Support for scheduling with ride booking apps
– Support for checking car fuel level, lock status, turning on lights and activating horn with automaker apps
– Cricket sports scores and statistics for Indian Premier League and International Cricket Council

CarPlay
– Shortcuts in the status bar for easy access to last used apps
– Apple Music Now Playing screen gives access to Up Next and the currently playing song’s album
– Daily curated playlists and new music categories in Apple Music

Other improvements and fixes
– Rent once and watch your iTunes movies across your devices
– New Settings unified view for your Apple ID account information, settings and devices
– Hourly weather in Maps using 3D Touch on the displayed current temperature
– Support for searching “parked car” in Maps
– Calendar adds the ability to delete an unwanted invite and report it as junk
– Home app support to trigger scenes using accessories with switches and buttons
– Home app support for accessory battery level status
– Podcasts support for 3D Touch and Today widget to access recently updated shows
– Podcast shows or episodes are shareable to Messages with full playback support
– Fixes an issue that could prevent Maps from displaying your current location after resetting Location & Privacy
– VoiceOver stability improvements for Phone, Safari and Mail

Apple has also released macOS Sierra 10.12.4 today, as a free update for all Macs that are running macOS Sierra. The update can be downloaded via the Mac App Store.

The update brings the Night Shift mode from iOS to the Mac for the first time. Night Shift is activated through the Displays section in System Preferences and can also be turned on manually using the Notification Center or Siri.

macOS Sierra 10.12.4 changelog:

  • Adds Night Shift for automatically shifting the colors in your display to the warmer end of the spectrum after dark
  • Adds Siri support for cricket sports scores and statistics for Indian Premier League and International Cricket Council
  • Adds Dictation support for Shanghainese
  • Resolves several PDF rendering and annotation issues in Preview
  • Improves the visibility of the subject line when using Conversation View in Mail
  • Fixes an issue that may prevent content from appearing in Mail messages



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