Apple has launched the iOS 10.3 update for iPhones and iPads, making the operating system faster than its predecessor.
Although there’s not a whole lot to report from the latest version of iOS, Apple engineer Renaud Lienhart tweeted: “iOS 10.3 feels ‘snappier’ because many animations were slightly tweaked & shortened, for the better”, showing that off as the major new change Apple users will experience.
The new animations are most evident when you open, close or switch between apps. Another factor that will make iOS 10.3 seem faster is a new file system Apple has added, making it faster to read and write speeds to the disk inside iPhones and iPads. Although you won’t be able to see this is operation as you can with the new animations, you should start noticing a faster experience.
iOS 10.3 also irons out a number of bugs found in iOS 10.2 and adds a few other funky features including Find My EarPods, updates to CarPlay, hourly weather forecasts in Maps and a new Podcast widget.
One not-so-exciting feature of iOS 10.3 is it takes a long time to update and although the file size is only 600MB, users are saying it takes a lot longer to install compared to previous versions.