Apple iOS 10.3: Find My AirPods among new features
The update introduces the new Apple File System which replaces the Hierarchical File System has used for three decades, resulting (one hopes) in better read and write speeds
The latest version of Apple’s mobile operating system has been released late yesterday. Version 10.3 contains the ability to locate Apple AirPods, new Siri support for third party apps, more CarPlay support, and the rent once features found in the recent update to iTunes.
Apple releases its major updates to iOS shortly after the iPhone event in September, but releases rather important updates throughout the year, as well as the occasionally security update.
This update comes a few days after pre-orders began to be taken on the new, lower priced iPad.
One big change, that is an under-the-hood update, is that Apple is going with a new filing system. Dubbed APFS (Apple File System), it replaces Apple’s 31-year-old Hierarchical File System. The hope is that this will speed things up a bit.
As usual, Apple makes things as painful as possible after the update by forcing you to sign back into iCloud – forcing entry of passwords is a fetish at Apple.