Apple iOS 10.3, watchOS 3.2 and macOS 10.12.4 Starts Rolling Out Globally

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After many test and trials in its developer section, Apple has finally released iOS 10.3 for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch globally, which brings new features such as Apple File System, Find My Airpod and various improvements. The update is available for iPhone 5 and above, iPad 4th generation and above, and iPod touch 6th generation and above.

The firm also released watchOS 3.2 for Apple Watch and Watch Series 2. This brings a new feature called Theater Mode that mute sounds and prevent the screen from waking up when users raise their wrists. Heptic (vibration) will be on to alert users of new incoming notification which they can view by simply tapping the screen or Digital Crown when Theater Mode is activated.

iMac also receive a new update which pushes the operating system up to 10.12.4. Among new features included in the latest macOS Sierra update is Night Shift. When activated, the display color auto adjust to become warmer in the evening thereby reducing eye strain and returns back to normal in the morning.

Other features are listed below.

Siri

  • 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 statisticsfor Indian Premier League and International Cricket Council

CarPlay

  • Shortcuts in the status bar for easyaccess 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

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

Other Features and Improvements

  • Hourly weather in Maps using 3D Touch on the displayed current temperature
  • New Settings unified view for your Apple ID account information, settings and devices
  • Calendar adds the ability to delete an unwanted invite and report it as junk
  • Support for searching “parked car” in Maps
  • Rent once and watch your iTunes movies across your devices
  • Podcast shows or episodes are shareable to Messages with full playback support
  • Podcasts support for 3D Touch andToday widget to access recently updated shows
  • Home app support for accessory battery level status
  • Home app support to trigger scenes using accessories with switches and buttons
  • VoiceOver stability improvements for Phone, Safari and Mail
  • Fixes an issue that could prevent Maps from displaying your current location after resetting Location & Privacy

The updates has started rolling out to supported devices.
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