Apple Rolls Out iOS 10.3 Sixth Beta To Developers

Apple seeded out the sixth beta of iOS 10.3 to developers and public beta tester a few days ago. The recent update was rolled out less than one week after Apple rolled out the fifth beta of 10.3.

Both developers and public beta tester can update to the sixth beta of iOS 10.3 OTA (over-the-air) or from the Apple Developer Center. The update is considered to be a major update that includes Find My AirPods, a new Apple File System, and a few App Store changes.

With iOS 10.3, users will be able to locate their missing AirPod by using “Find My AirPod”, this feature records the last known location of when the device was last connected to the iPhone or any iOS device via Bluetooth. Users can also play a sound on a missing AirPod via “Find My AirPod” if the earphone is nearby.

For the first time, Apple will allow developers to respond to customers’ reviews in the App Store. Other App Store changes include iOS users labeling reviews in the App Store as “Helpful” or “Not Helpful”, and developers will be limited to a number of times they can ask for a review.

The new Apple File System (APFS) is said to help free up space and is optimized for flash/SSD storage. In addition, it will be able to perform tasks faster and have a strong data encryption to protect important information. The APFS will automatically be installed once the user updates to iOS 10.3.

When iOS 10.3 will be released to the general public is unclear but we should see it roll out in the near future.