Just yesterday, Apple released the iOS 10.3 Developer Beta 2 and today, we have the iOS 10.3 Public Beta 2 which is available for free. It is the updated version of the first iOS 10.3 beta that was released a couple of weeks back. While there is no official changelog of the iOS 10.3 beta, 9to5mac listed few new features that were discovered by them. The ‘Find My AirPods’ is one good feature at least for the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus who aren’t left with other options. Since the AirPods are connected via Bluetooth, the user can find which are up to a maximum of 5-10 meters distance.
Talking about the other new features, Siri can now learn the cricket scores from Indian Premier League (IPL) and International Cricket Council (ICC) matches. The iOS 10.3 is said to use the new Apple File System (APFS) which was first introduced at WWDC 2016. The Podcast app got a widget like the Music app and even the app interface looks similar. The Safari browser now supports Reduced Motion preference in web apps which might help in loading the web pages faster than earlier. Even the security section is revamped with a new interface offering new options.
The user can also opt out of the in-app ratings and reviews with option in the iTunes settings. Interestingly, the Theatre Mode option is said to be available for the WatchOS after the recent update, but there is no option to first switch on the feature on iPhone. Coming to the CarPlay, the iOS 10.3 beta comes with the quick access to three recently used apps without going back to the Home screen. It also gains quick access to the albums while playing songs and came with a new Up Next screen. The Apple Maps now show the weather forecast information with 3D Touch shortcut.
In case, if your are interested in trying out these new features even before the public launch, sign up here to participate in the Apple Beta Software Program. As of now, there is no official confirmation over the public release of the iOS 10.3 for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch. It is expected to be released in the next couple of months when the three rumored iPads will be officially launched. Stay tuned on PhoneRadar for more details!