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Apple rolls out iOS 10.3 beta 4, here’s what’s new

by Brandon Russell | February 27, 2017February 27, 2017 10:14 am PDT

A week after unleashing iOS 10.3 beta 3 to developers, Apple has rolled out the next stage in the software’s development. The Cupertino company on Monday began rolling out iOS 10.3 beta 4, taking another step toward a final consumer release.

The newest software includes several updates, the biggest of which is the inclusion of Find My AirPods, an app that acts similarly to Apple’s Find My iPhone software. If you purchase AirPods, the new feature will keep track of the wireless headphones lest you lose them.

Beyond that, iOS 10.3 appears to be primarily focused on bug fixes and enhancements.

Apple is reportedly gearing up to unveil new iPads during an event in March, so perhaps the software’s final release will coincide with that. Either way, you can check out an unofficial list of new features found in iOS 10.3, which 9to5Mac has compiled into a handy list below:

  • Find My AirPods added to Find My iPhone app
  • Siri support for cricket scores from Indian Premier League and International Cricket Council
  • Safari support for Reduced Motion preference
  • Prominent user security section in Settings app
  • iOS 10.3 uses new Apple File System (APFS) which may free up some space
  • Podcasts app has a widget like Music app, same app design
  • New system level way for developers to request app rating, opt out option in Settings
  • CarPlay status bar has persistent quick access to media, communication, and travel apps for quick switching without accessing the Home screen
  • CarPlay gains quick access to albums from songs in Music, new Up Next screen
  • Weather data in Maps app now has 3D Touch forecast
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Brandon Russell

Brandon Russell enjoys writing about technology and entertainment. When he's not watching Back to the Future, you can find him on a hike or watching...

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