Apple Seeds iOS 10.3 Beta 1 to Developers

BY Evan Selleck

Published 24 Jan 2017

iOS 10 Release Notes

Following the public release of iOS 10.2.1 yesterday, Apple has seeded the next major version of its mobile operating system to developers.

Apple has seeded the first developer beta of iOS 10.3 to developers. It’s possible that the release will have several different user-facing changes and additions, considering it’s a major point upgrade, but at the time of publication there’s no word on just what the new software brings to the table.

However, we will update this post accordingly when the new features are discovered.

Previously, it was rumored that iOS 10.3 would feature a new Theater Mode, which could be accessed through a dedicated button in Control Center.

What’s New in iOS 10.3:

  • 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