Apple has released iOS 10.3 Beta 6 (Build 14E5273a) for developers. This release comes after just five days after beta 5.
This update is accompanied by macOS 10.12.4 Beta 6 (Build 16E189a). Both these updates can be downloaded and installed by registered developers.
The best way to update is use the OTA feature on your device.
iOS 10.3 first came out on January 24th and has been going through a series of beta releases.
It is expected to be released in the upcoming iPad event. Apple has not confirmed the event yet but it will likely be held in April.
The constant new beta updates indicate that Apple will release the update to all users very soon. iOS 10.3 will finally be out of beta stage.
The changes implemented in beta 6 are not known yet. It most likely contains bug fixes and usual performance improvements.
iOS 10.3 brings major changes update considering it is just minor update. It has the Find my AirPods feature that allows you to easily find lost AirPods. It also implements Apple’s new file system called APFS.
In addition, with iOS 10.3, Apple wants to encourage developers and users to become more familiar with new features.
Developers are expected to optimize their apps for 64-bit devices and will be prompted to enable Apple’s 2-factor authentication.
Apple did not release any beta versions for tvOS 10.2 or watchOS 3.2.
IOS 10.3 BETA RELEASE TIMELINE
- March 14 – iOS 10.3 beta 6 (14E5273a)
- March 8 – iOS 10.3 beta 5 (14E5269a)
- February 27 – iOS 10.3 beta 4 (14E5260e)
- February 21 – iOS 10.3 beta 3 (14E5249d)
- February 7 – iOS 10.3 beta 2 (14E5239e)
- January 24 – iOS 10.3 beta 1 (14E5230e)