Apple’s iOS 10.3 update is now available
Apple's iOS 3.0 update now lets Siri provide cricket sports scores
Apple has begun rolling out iOS 10.3, its third biggest update for all iPads and iPhones since it released its operating system iOS 10.
The updated operating system features two notable changes: "Find My AirPods" and a new Apple File System (APFS).
Those who own the AirPods can now use the "Find My AirPods" feature to locate their missing earbud. Once the user has activated the feature it will play a sound and also saves the last known location when the AirPod was connected to an iOS device. The feature is similar to "Find My iPhone" but in this instance the iPhone must be nearby.
Furthermore, Apple had been relying on its Hierarchical File System (HFS), however with the update Apple will now use the APFS system which provides better encryption, backups and enhanced efficiency.
Other updates include a more improved Siri, as the virtual assistant will now be able to access payment apps and specialised vehicle apps to check fuel level, operate the lights and horn, plus check the security of the car.
Siri will now be able to provide cricket sports scores and statistics for Indian Premier League and International Cricket Council.
Here are the details for the iOS 3.0 update:
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
- 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
- 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