Apple Announces iOS 9.3, Available for Download Today

Apple launches iOS 9.3

The introduction of the 4-inch iPhone SE today was just one of many big reveals at Apple’s “Let us loop you in” event which took place in Cupertino today. Among the other notable takeaways, Apple’s Greg Joswiak announced that iOS 9.3 is now available for download. According to Joswiak, the new OS is “one of the biggest ‘dot’ releases yet.”

Among the upgrades that iOS 9.3 offers is “Night Shift” mode, a feature that changes the coloring and brightness to make your device’s display easier on the eyes at night. The new OS also offers passcode and TouchID protection for specific memos on the Notes app, along with new education features, Health apps, and updates to Apple Music and Maps in CarPlay (now supported by most major car companies). Carplay will now come equipped with features like location-based music recommendations.

The user experience with Apple News will also get better with iOS 9.3 thanks to a new Top Stories feature to make it easier to track articles on your device through trending stories and Editor’s Picks.

[Wired]

Photo Credit: Apple

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A born and bred New Yorker, Nate was raised on '90s hip-hop and AND1 streetball mixtapes. In his early college years, he began writing for music blogs and YRB Magazine, while working one of the scummiest jobs known to man, mobile phone sales. He later joined The SOURCE as a Contributing Editor for the print magazine and TheSource.com. He has written for XXL magazine, Complex.com and BET.com, among other media outlets. On occasion, he still loses sleep over Game 7 of the 1994 NBA Finals. He often copes with the stress of being a lifelong Knicks fan by adding to his sizable sneaker collection or watching a George Carlin stand-up special.