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HotHardware doesn’t usually cover point releases when it comes to smartphone operating systems like iOS, but iOS 10.3 is the exception. While many folks wouldn’t expect much more than security updates and bug fixes with a .x release, Apple is actually make a pretty big change with the introduction of the Apple File System (APFS). You would expect for Apple to make such a big change going from iOS 10.x to iOS 11, but that isn’t the case with iOS 10.3. We first talked about APFS at length nearly a year ago, and it replaces HFS/HFS+, which is over 30 years old. APFS was specifically designed to take advantage of flash and solid-state drive (SSD) storage and it natively supports full disk encryption... Read more...
The HFS and HFS+ file systems have served Apple well for years, but it’s time to make a clean break from the past. That break from tradition is coming in the form of the Apple File System (APFS), which uses unified encryption to bolster the security of nearly every device that Apple makes. APFS has been in development for far too long to cite the FBI as the reason for its arrival, but we’re sure that the agency is by no means happy about its existence. Apple explains the need for APFS by writing: HFS+ and its predecessor HFS are more than 30 years old. These file systems were developed in an era of floppy disks and spinning hard drives, where file sizes were calculated in kilobytes or megabytes.... Read more...