Apple Releases iOS 10.3 Beta

Following the recent release of iOS 10.2.1 to the public, the company has officially launched an all-new build of its latest and greatest mobile operating system, iOS 10.3 Beta 1 build number 14E5230e, to developers for download and testing.

iOS 10.3 Beta 1 features:

  • There's a new "Find My AirPods" tool to help users locate lost AirPods
  • Siri Kit can be used to pay bills, check on the status of payments, and schedule future rides
  • The weather icon in the Maps app includes 3D Touch to show hourly forecasts
  • CarPlay includes new shortcuts for launching recently used apps
  • CarPlay's Maps now features EV charging station locations
  • HomeKit supports programmable light switches
  • Conversation View in the Mail app features navigation improvements
  • When installing iOS 10.3, it will update the file system to Apple File System (APFS), so it's important to make a backup before updating
iOS 10.3 Beta 1 is now rolling out as a free update through Software Update or via iOS Dev Center for registered developers.