Apple Seeds Second Beta of iOS 10.3 to Developers

Apple on Monday seeded the second beta of iOS 10.3 to developers, two weeks after seeding the first beta of iOS 10.3 and more than a month after the release of iOS 10.2, the last major update to the iOS 10 operating system.

iOS 10.3 is a significant update, bringing several new features and some major changes to iOS 10. Here’s what’s new in the first beta, and we’ll update the list if anything new is discovered in the second 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’s a new user security section in Settings

What’s new in beta 2:

32-bit app alert – The alert that warns customers legacy 32-bit apps will not work with future versions of iOS now includes a “Learn More” button. The button is not yet functional and simply takes users to the Settings app, but it may be updated in a future beta.

Three UK WiFi Calling – WiFi calling was enabled by British carrier Three late last month, and with today’s beta 2 update, the feature is now available for users running iOS 10.3.

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