Yesterday we echoed the release of the official update with iOS 10.2.1 and we predicted that it was positioned as the anteroom of the first version of iOS 10.3 tests. This has happened and with a margin of just 24 hours Apple has made available to developers a new firmware that comes with surprise. IOS 10.3 Beta arrives with Find My AirPods.
Although expected for weeks, it has been today when the Apple has decided to release a new version of testing its popular software platform. iOS 10.3 comes with new tools, certainly with many more new features than we could see yesterday with iOS 10.2.1.
What’s new in the new iOS beta update
The developers, the sector to which the new update is initially intended, have begun to bring to the notice of all what changes iOS 10.3 Beta 1. This firmware includes a new development kit for Siri with which developers will be able to integrate new functions and commands compatible with Apple’s voice assistant related to payments from the mobile.
Similarly, the Weather Application icon includes support to provide hourly weather forecasts through the 3D Touch function. Some of the new features are the integration of the charging stations for electric vehicles in Apple Maps, something that surely will be related to Tesla.iOS 10.3 Beta with Find My AirPods
iOS 10.3 Beta with Find My AirPods: how it works
However, the most notable newness of the new version of iOS is ‘Find MyAirPods’. iOS 10.3 Beta with Find My AirPods adds to Find My Phone a new section from which it will be possible to locate the new wireless headsets presented next to the iPhone 7.
This section will allow remote playback of a sound to detect the location of AirPods in nearby places. The functionality allows you to differentiate between right and left handset. This software will be ideal to find the headphones if we have left them forgotten, for example, on the sofa, between the cushions.
However, iOS 10.3 Beta with Find My AirPods also places the headset wirelessly on a map, as if it were our iPhone. However, we must point out that this is the location in which the last synchronization with an iOS device was detected since this accessory does not have its own connectivity or GPS.
Undoubtedly, although it is not the perfect tool, Find My EarPods is positioned as the perfect backup for those who have the fear of losing their headphones.