avatarby John CallahamMarch 27, 20170 comments

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Apple has just started rolling out the official iOS 10.3 software update for the iPhone and iPad, after releasing several developer and public betas for the next version of its mobile operating system. But that’s not all; Apple also released updates for tvOS (10.2) for the current version of Apple TV, watchOS (3.2) for the Apple Watch and MacOS Sierra (10.12.4) for its Mac desktops and notebooks.

iOS 10.3 includes some small and medium-sized feature additions, with the biggest being Find My AirPods. If you own one of Apple’s new wireless headphones and lose them somewhere, this new feature will show you the last location where your iPhone was connected to your AirPods. The update also includes a new way to show what kinds of files are being stored on your iCloud account, and a new Apple ID profile section in the Settings app. Finally, iOS 10.3 launches the new Apple File System, which has been optimized for solid-state storage devices. In theory, launching and running apps with the OS should be faster than before.

tvOS 10.2 is mostly bug fixes, but watchOS 3.2 adds third-party app support for Siri to the Apple Watch, along with Theater Mode that turns off the smartwatch. It can be enabled again by tapping the screen. Finally, MacOS Sierra 10.12.4 brings the iOS feature Night Shift to Mac devices, allowing users to reduce their eye strain while reading from Mac screens at night.

It may take a few days for all of these updates to roll out to Apple’s various products, so you might want to be patient. How do you feel about these small but interesting OS updates? Let us know in the comments!