Apple releases iOS 10.3 and macOS Sierra 4 for public beta testing

Following yesterday’s release of developer-only previews of the upcoming iOS 10.3 and macOS Sierra 10.12.4 software updates, Apple today made the new betas available to public beta testers who are enrolled in Apple Beta Software Program.

iOS 10.3

iOS 10.3 includes more than thirty new features, enhancements and refinements.

Seeing as this is the same pre-release software distributed to developers, it will have all of the same new features as previously discovered:

  • 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
  • A new floating keyboard for one-handed use has been discovered in iOS 10.3
  • iOS 10.3 also switches over to the Apple File System

iOS 10.3 public beta can be installed via the Software Update mechanism on iOS devices with an appropriate configuration profile installed.

macOS Sierra 10.12.4

iOS’s Night Shift mode makes an appearance on your Mac in macOS Sierra 10.12.4.

Here are the new additions in macOS Sierra 10.12.4:

  • Night Shift for Macs
  • Siri can now tell users more about the Indian Premier League and International Cricket Council. Siri can read out/show scores, rosters, and more.
  • Dictation now supports Shanghainese
  • Apps that support the PDFKit API will now display PDFs much better

The new public seed is available now as an over-the-air (OTA) software update on Macs that are already registered as part of the public beta program.


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