iOS 10.3.2 vs iOS 10.3.1: What’s New?

The wait is over; iOS 10.3.2 is available for developer and consumers alike. Which means if you’re the owner of a compatible iPhone or iPad you can get it now. However, the question on your lips maybe, What’s New? As such we’re going to try and answer that for you below.

iOS 10.3.2 vs iOS 10.3.1 firmware Comparison, What's New?

iOS 10.3.2 Vs. iOS 10.3.1

What improvements, feature additions or stability enhancements has Apple included in this latest firmware that were not there in the previous? The answer is, let us first look at the anatomy of this update, after all, it wasn’t too long ago that people thought it would release instead of iOS 10.3.1. However, Apple surprised us all with 10.3.1, bringing more support for older 32-bit devices. Furthermore, that surprise was exacerbated to due to the fact no betas were released for it.

As for iOS 10.3.2 it’s now out of testing and ready for public download, so what is new? Unfortunately like many previous new firmware versions not much. In fact, there’s so little change outwardly, that there’s no difference visually between the two versions. Additionally, just like with previous releases, Apple has been sharing the same release notes.

And this time around points to the fact that its developers have focussed on behind the scenes improvements. So, that means, bugs have been fixed and any other issues reported by users and developers. However, of note, are a couple of new updates to user favorites, here’s what you need to know.

Siri and CarPlay

If you’re a user of CarPlay, that’s the built-in vehicle version or the standalone aftermarket version. Apple has made some improvements with iOS 10.3.2 which may be of interest.

These changes are again behind the scenes, although they do allow for a future Siri CarKit which can take verbal commands. Obviously, there’s no word from Apple on this; however, it would appear it is working on such software. Exactly, what commands could be given to Siri beyond the changing tracks, making a call or texting, remains to be seen, but is very exciting.

Other Notable Firmware Improvements

For security/privacy reasons, changes have been made to the OpenURL protocols. These changes now work with third-party applications, enabling them to show a notification before any communication apps are used. For instance, that would be FaceTime, outgoing calls, etc.

Conclusion

While initially on the outside, it’s obvious this is an incremental update, one which further secures the stability of iOS 10. These stability/security improvements are as important to the OS as any forward facing updates.

Now, if you’re not a follower of the jailbreaking phenomenon, you may be thinking of upgrading to iOS 10.3.2. If that’s so, you probably need to have a read through the complete release notes; which can be found below. Within it, you will be able to see each and every fix Apple incorporated into this version of iOS 10.

If and when we learn more about what may have changed within this latest firmware we will inform you. In the meantime, take a look at the notes below. And then use the comments section below to share with us what you think, these changes mean, and if you will be upgrading.

iOS 10.3.2 release notes

Screenshot source: Support.apple.com



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Darren Wall
Darren is a proud father of two and a dedicated mobile technology writer from the UK. He's been writing about all things mobile, wearable, apps and anything else tech related for many years now for various sites all over the world.