Apple releases iOS 10.3 beta 7 build for the developers and public beta testers


Apple is pushing the new iOS 10.3 beta 7 to the public beta testers and registered developers. The iOS 10.3 is a major update to bring a slew of important features such as Find My iPods, new Apple File System, and opt-out from all app rating requests.

Apple iOS 10.3 beta testing commenced since January this year. We reported the early betas adding Find my Airpods to the Find My iPhone app. The new seventh beta of the iOS 10.3 brings the new Apple File System (APFS) featuring strong encryption.

Apple introduced APFS last year at WWDC 2016 and has optimised for flash as well as SSD storage. 

Indians would be able to command Siri to fetch latest cricket scores from the Indian Premier League and International Cricket Council.

Take a look at the iOS 10.3 beta 7 changelog:

  • Find My AirPods added to Find My iPhone app
  • Siri support for cricket scores from Indian Premier League and International Cricket Council
  • Safari support for Reduced Motion preference
  • Prominent user security section in Settings app
  • iOS 10.3 uses new Apple File System (APFS) which may free up some space
  • Podcasts app has a widget like Music app, same app design
  • New system level way for developers to request app rating, opt out option in Settings
  • CarPlay status bar has persistent quick access to media, communication, and travel apps for quick switching without accessing the Home screen
  • CarPlay gains quick access to albums from songs in Music, new Up Next screen
  • Weather data in Maps app now has 3D Touch forecast

Once the testing of iOS 10.3 beta 7 completes, Apple will seed the eight beta which will be closer to the final build meant for public release. While there is no word on the official release date, you may expect it to arrive in coming few weeks.

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