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iOS 10.3 beta 5 out now!

by Todd Haselton | March 8, 2017March 8, 2017 10:03 am PST

Apple just released iOS 10.3 beta 5 for developers.

There are some major changes under the hood that will be available to consumers when it hits, though not all of them are going to be noticed by those consumers. Take the new Apple File System (APFS), for example; it’s part of iOS 10.3 beta 5 and increases encryption, according to MacRumors, but it won’t affect most folks who are using their iPhones daily. They’ll just be safer, perhaps without knowing it.

A consumer-facing change is the new Find My AirPods feature. It’ll let you locate your AirPods so long as they’re within range, or at least let you know if they’re not. It won’t help if they’re long lost on a train somewhere, but it may be easier to find them knowing they’re still at home, for example.

No word yet on when iOS 10.3 will be available for everyone, but this is probably one of the final betas before its wider public release. Developer should find it now and, if history repeats itself, the public test version should land tomorrow.


Todd Haselton

Todd Haselton has been writing professionally since 2006 during his undergraduate days at Lehigh University. He started out as an intern with...