Apple Seeds iOS 10.3 Beta 7 to Developers With Find My AirPods [Update: Public Beta Seeded]


iOS 10 Release Notes

Apple is in the process of preparing iOS 10.3 for a public launch, which means beta seeds will find their way to developers on a semi-regular basis.

Apple has officially seeded the seventh developer beta of iOS 10.3, which sees the addition of a variety of new features. The most notable of the bunch is the inclusion of a new Find My AirPods feature, which allows owners to find a missing wireless earphone if they happen to misplace it. It also includes SiriKit features expanding to support paying bills and more.

To update, developers that installed the previous developer beta can download and install the seventh developer beta for iOS 10.3 as an over-the-air (OTA) update through Settings.

Update: The seventh public beta has also been seeded for public beta testers.

Here’s what’s new in the first beta, and we’ll update the list if anything new is discovered in the seventh beta:

  • The Find My iPhone app now includes Find My AirPods
  • Reduced Motion is now supported in Safari for web apps
  • SiriKit now includes the ability to support paying bills, schedule future ride-hailing rides, and check the status of payments.
  • CarPlay now has a dedicated shortcut to launch recently used apps
  • CarPlay will now show EV charging locations
  • Navigation improvements have arrived for conversations in the Mail app
  • HomeKit now supports expanded switch accessories
  • New 3D Touch Weather actions
  • Spotlight Search now has a border
  • The Podcasts app now officially has a widget similar to the Music app
  • There‚Äôs a new user security section in Settings
  • Recent Apps Button in CarPlay
    What’s New In iOS 10.3 Beta 3
  • App Compatibility: Apple is working on changes to iOS, and app compatibility is looking to be one big area of revamp. The third developer beta for iOS 10.3 now includes a new “App Compatibility” section in the stock Settings app, and then going into General –> About. Once there, you can see a list of apps that will not work with the future version of iOS. When a user taps on that app, it will launch the App Store’s page for that app, where the use can see when it was last updated. Launching that app, as we’ve seen in the past, will show a pop-up notification that the app is not supported.
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