Apple releases iOS 10.3, watchOS 3.2, and tvOS 10.2

Apple today released iOS 10.3, watchOS 3.2, and tvOS 10.2.

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

For information on the security content of Apple software updates, please visit this website: https://support.apple.com/HT201222

“tvOS 10.2’s enhancements include accelerated scrolling in apps, support for the Device Enrollment Program, and better mobile device management in general,” Rpger Fingas reports for AppleInsider. “It should also offer VideoToolbox, a framework that lets developers tap into hardware-accelerated encoding and decoding.”

“watchOS’ new SiriKit support should expand the voice commands an Apple Watch supports to third-party apps, for instance letting people send a message or hail a ridesharing service,” Fingas reports. “The Theater Mode kills sound and disables raise-to-wake, preventing a Watch from becoming an audience distraction.”

Read more in the full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: Happy updating!

16 Comments

  1. Wasn’t iOS 10.3 supposed to have the new file structure? Were we not warned to *completely* back up our iOS devices before upgrading to iOS 10.3 because of that?

    What happened? Did it not materialize?

  2. Looks like a pretty shyte update to me ,anyways.
    Not going to perform this crap update.
    Nothing in this iOS update for me to even, remotely, consider performing this update.
    Some users have performed this update already and these users are still reporting the new Apple TV App is still total crap and have NOT fixed the offline video viewing issues.
    Total crap update as far as I am concerned.
    I am still staying with iOS 10.1.1.
    iOS 10.3? No Thank You, Apple!

  3. Apple: thank you for giving me back the ‘Save Image’ option on linked images in iOS Mail and Safari. It’s almost been a year since it was taken from us, but I hope all my complaining contributed… In communication with them, all I was offered was something similar to :”Well, that’s life…”.

  4. Updated 3 iPads (mini, regular and pro). Mini repeatedly crashed while using Reeder and then got stuck in a boot loop. Still trying to sort now, but suspect a full reload of the mini might be necessary.

  5. I’m getting some weird glitch on my iPad Pro- the VPN setting will not load from the normal General page- I have to do a search in order to bring up the usual settings page for the VPN. No issue on my iPhone SE, updated at the same time, with the same VPN settings.

  6. Nice update! Next, can we please add the ability to report spam voice (robo) calls? I’m getting them about once per week now. The only way to fight it is a system-wide spam reporting feature. Apple?

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