iOS 10.3 Stories April 3, 2017

Apple has just begun rolling out iOS 10.3.1 for iPhones and iPads. With Apple’s iOS 10.3 release we saw a lack of support for 32-bit devices, but that’s changed with today’s update. iOS 10.3.1 brings back support for 32-bit devices and is available for the iPhone 5 and 5c. Release notes for this particular update are light, only noting bug fixes and security improvements.

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iOS 10.3 Stories March 28, 2017

iOS 10.3 was released yesterday and it was a major release. Headlined by a brand new file system, the update brings major changes to the backbone of iOS. There are also a whole host of big and small user-facing features to be found as well. In this video walkthrough, we step through some of the changes you can expect to find in this latest release. expand full story

The official MLB At Bat and NHL apps on iOS have introduced a new update today that allows users to change the app’s icon to their favorite team’s logo. The new feature comes as a part of a developer related change in iOS 10.3 allowing apps to request permission to change the app icons.

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There are quite a few new features in iOS 10.3, from security fixes through Find My AirPods through the ability for app developers to reply to reviews. Renaud Lienhart – until recently, an Apple engineer working on iOS – shared one more than isn’t visually noticeable, but should make devices feel a little faster.

Apple may have good reason for the change …

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iOS 10.3 Stories March 27, 2017

Apple released iOS 10.3 earlier today and included in it were a host of new features. As usual, however, there are a number of under-the-hood changes as well. Arstechnica notes that iOS 10.3 fixes a bug that in Safari allowed for scammers to trick users into paying fees.

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How to force an update to the final version of iOS 10.3 after running the latest beta

If you’re currently running the beta version of iOS 10.3, but you’re not seeing the new iOS 10.3 software update, there’s a simple way to force your device to find it. You’ll need to remove the iOS Beta Software Profile before your device will be able to see the final iOS 10.3 public release. We show you how to do so in this brief step-by-step guide.

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Apple is rolling out iOS 10.3 for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. The latest software update includes Find My AirPods support, CarPlay improvements, Apple’s new filesystem, and more.

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iOS 10.3 Stories March 22, 2017

iOS 10.3 betas contain code that support idea of 10.5-inch iPad with faster refresh rates

App developer Steve Troughton-Smith is citing code in the iOS 10.3 betas as support for a Bloomberg report last year of a 10.5-inch iPad with faster display rates.

iOS 10.3 Stories March 13, 2017

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Apple is rolling out the sixth iOS 10.3 beta for developer testing on iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. The upcoming software update includes Find My AirPods support, CarPlay improvements, Apple’s new filesystem, and more. We’ll update and highlight any additional changes discovered below.

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iOS 10.3 Stories March 10, 2017

Back in January, developer Steven Troughton-Smith uncovered a new one-handed floating keyboard for iPad hidden inside an iOS 10.3 beta. He has now created a Swift Playground that allows you to play with the feature. It works with all iPads except the 12.9-inch iPad Pro.

The feature works in a similar way to picture-in-picture, creating a keyboard that takes up less room than the standard one and can be moved around the screen to position it in a place where it doesn’t cover the content you’re typing …

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iOS 10.3 Stories March 8, 2017

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Apple is rolling out the fifth iOS 10.3 beta for developer testing on iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. The upcoming software update includes Find My AirPods support, CarPlay improvements, Apple’s new filesystem, and more. We’ll update and highlight any additional changes discovered below.

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iOS 10.3 Stories February 25, 2017

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Apple has started prompting iOS 10.3 beta users to enable two-factor authentication with a new push notification. The prompt has only started appearing over the last 24 hours or so and seems to have hit most users in the middle of the night last night.

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iOS 10.3 Stories February 21, 2017

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Apple has released the third iOS 10.3 public beta for testing on iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. iOS 10.3 public beta 3 follows the third developer version of the upcoming software update.

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iOS 10.3 Stories February 20, 2017

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Apple is rolling out the third iOS 10.3 beta for developer testing on iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. The upcoming software update includes Find My AirPods support, CarPlay improvements, Apple’s new filesystem, and more. We’ll update and highlight any changes discovered below.

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iOS 10.3 Stories February 13, 2017

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CarPlay includes a few new features in iOS 10.3 beta including a new way to switch between apps and a welcome improvement to the Music experience. Check out our hands-on video with CarPlay in iOS 10.3 beta below:

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iOS 10.3 Stories February 7, 2017

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Apple has released the second iOS 10.3 public beta for testing on iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. iOS 10.3 public beta 2 follows the second developer version of the upcoming software update.

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iOS 10.3 Stories February 6, 2017

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Apple is rolling out the second iOS 10.3 beta for developer testing on iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. The upcoming software update includes Find My AirPods support, CarPlay improvements, Apple’s new filesystem, and more. We’ll update and highlight any changes discovered below.

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iOS 10.3 Stories January 31, 2017

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Apple appears to be planning to drop support for 32-bit apps in an upcoming version of iOS. The alert dialog presented when launching a 32-bit app on iOS 10.3 beta 1 now warns users that the app needs to be updated to continue working on future versions of iOS. This suggests that iOS 11 expected later this year could be the first version to only support 64-bit apps.

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iOS 10.3 Stories January 25, 2017

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iOS 10.3 beta appears to bring support for Wi-Fi Calling on iCloud-connected devices to Verizon customers for the first time. iOS 10.3 is currently in developer beta; a public beta is likely just around the corner. The software update will likely be released to everyone later this spring.

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Apple is launching an official way for developers to ask for ratings in the App Store with iOS 10.3. The new system attempts to strike a balance for customer experience and developer incentive, allowing users to leave a rating without leaving the app — but the API enforces that the developer can only display the popup three times a year.

Adoption will not be mandatory with iOS 10.3 but Apple intends to force developers to use the official API in the future, via Daring Fireball.

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iOS 10.3 Stories January 24, 2017

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As we noted earlier, Apple has released iOS 10.3 beta 1 to developers. The update brings several new features to the table, including Find My AirPods for helping to keep track of Apple’s recently-released and highly popular AirPods. But that’s not all that’s new in iOS 10.3. In this hands-on video walkthrough, we’ll step through some of the other new additions. expand full story

iOS 10.3 Stories January 20, 2017

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With every year comes a new version of iOS and this year will likely be no different. In 2017, we should expect iOS 11 to be previewed over the summer with subsequent developer and public betas and a release to the public in the fall. It’s also likely that we’ll see a less significant iOS release during the spring with iOS 10.3.

Keep reading for some ideas as to what Apple might have up its sleeve for iOS 10.3 and iOS 11…

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