Following the release of iOS 10.2.1, Apple has seeded iOS 10.3 beta and it is now available for developers who are registered with Apple’s Developer program. iOS 10.3 brings several new features to the operating system despite being a point update. The most notable of the new features introduced in first beta of iOS 10.3 is the ‘Find My AirPods’ feature. This feature just like Find My iPhone will allow users to find their Wireless AirPods headphones incase they lose it. The Find My AirPods functionality is added to the stock Find My iPhone app.
In addition to that iOS 10.3 also brings new features for Siri, making it capable of showing Cricket scores for Indian Premier League and for International matches sourced from International Cricket Council. The update also brings better switch accessory support for HomeKit. A new section in Settings makes it easier for users to change their Apple ID details, passwords, payment settings and more. Users can also access settings for their Apple accounts and devices.
The Reduced Motion functionality of iOS has been expanded to support web apps in Safari. A new widget for Spotlight and Notification Center has been added for Podcasts app. There are some other visual enhancements for Spotlight Search suggestions page. Contrary to rumors there’s no ‘Theater Mode’ or dark mode in iOS 10.3 beta.
If you are a registered Apple developer, then head to the Developers center and download the beta. A public beta has not been released yet, but we expect it to land sometime next week. We have uploaded Release Notes for iOS 10.3 Beta PDF here.