Apple released iOS 10.0.3, which is the third update to iOS 10. iOS 10 launched on September 13th followed by iOS 10.0.1 just a few days later and iOS 10.0.2 on September 23rd. Only a few minor changes were applied in iOS 10.0.3. iOS 10.0.3 is actually only available for the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus because those are the only devices that benefit from the update.
What Is Included In The Update?
iOS 10.0.3 fixes a bug that causes Verizon subscribers to lose their LTE cellular connectivity. That bug caused the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus devices to switch over to 3G / 1X speeds or drop the signal altogether. Users that were affected by this bug temporarily fixed this problem by restarting their devices, swapping their SIM cards, turning on Airplane Mode and then turning it off again. Some users were also able to fix the issue by toggling the “Enable LTE” feature to “Data Only” within the Settings app. AT&T subscribers also complained about the cellular connectivity problem, but it seemed like it was a bigger problem for Verizon subscribers.
If you have an iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus, then you can update your device by connecting it to iTunes and downloading/installing iOS 10.0.3. You can also update by going to the Settings app > General > Software Update. iOS 10.0.3 is known as build 14A551. Older iPhones and iPads will not see the update. The changelog of iOS 10.0.3 specifically says it “fixes bugs including an issue where some users could temporarily lose cellular connectivity.”
When iOS 10.1 is released, it will have a Portrait camera mode for the iPhone 7 Plus. The Portrait camera mode creates a portrait with a depth effect that keeps the subject of the photo sharp while creating a blurred background effect — which is known as a “bokeh effect.” iOS 10.1 is expected to be released within the next month or so. And the fourth beta of iOS 10.1 is available for developers now.