iOS 10.3 Specs, Features News & Updlate: Apple Utilizes iCloud User Data’s Differential Privacy To Improve Services [VIDEO]

By , UniversityHerald Reporter

Apple Inc. has unleashed a beta version of the mobile operating system iOS 10.3. The iOS 10.3 comes along with a number of notable changes that are supposed to improve the user experience. While some iOS 10.3 features, such as lost AirPods locator which are noticeable, other additions of the new mobile operating system may not be so obvious.

A new iOS 10.3 feature lets Apple device users send Apple data from iCloud, which gives the Cupertino based tech company the resources to improve its products and services, according to Tech Crunch. iCloud Analytics aims to collect secured information from the iCloud data by means of a differential privacy, to make sure the information will not be traced back to the user. The description of the feature also points to the tech company's digital assistant Siri, as one of the Apple device services that would directly benefit from the iCloud Analytics.

The release notes of the new iOS 10.3 pitches in a feature that stands out from all the rest, which is the Find My iPhone. The Find My iPhone feature can now locate and play sound for the wireless headphones, AirPods. This could mean that Apple device users don't have to panic if they lose track of the AirPods.

Nonetheless, as the AirPods do not have a GPS, Apple device users shouldn't expect the Find My iPhone feature to be able to find the wireless headphones without limitations. The Find My iPhone feature can only locate the AirPods back to the last spot where it was used in an iOS device, according to Yahoo.

The iOS 10.3 beta is compatible with a number of Apple devices, which include the iPhone 7, 7 Plus, 6s, 6s Plus, iPhone SE, iPad Pro 12.9-inch, iPad Air, iPad 4th generation, iPod touch 6th generation as well as iPad mini 2, 3 and 4.

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