iOS 10.3 will change your iPhone, iPad, and iPod's file system – don't worry, your data is safe!
by Luis D. / Jan 25, 2017, 3:38 PM
Thankfully, when the time comes, your data won't be erased in the process. Somehow, Apple has managed to preserve your data from being wiped in the name of a pain-free user experience. However, creating a backup of your data is still highly recommended in case anything goes wrong.
It is unlikely that the switch to APFS will enable major new functionality for users. It could, however, improve device performance thanks to its optimization for solid-state drive storage.
via iPhone Hacks
This is the biggest update to 10.3, AFS.
posted on Jan 25, 2017, 3:55 PM 1
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Can someone please explain the difference this will make. Is it just standardization?
posted on Jan 25, 2017, 4:00 PM 0
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No. it changes the filing system of the devices to a system that is more secure, reliable, encrypted, it's designed for the cloud, and it's optimized to be more fast. Plus it's proprietary, and Apple just loves that.
posted on Jan 25, 2017, 7:22 PM 1
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As soon as you said cloud, then it will be much easier for Apple to look at users data. If anyone here thinks that Apple or the government cannot look at your data on the cloud. Then read iCloud license again.
posted on Jan 25, 2017, 9:21 PM 1
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APFS is an entirely new system designed for modern hardware and the cloud, and adds encryption, security, and reliability features that don't exist in Apple's older systems. Inevitably, like every other new file system, APFS will lead to compatibility issues, but Apple is giving itself plenty of time to smooth out the tangles before APFS is released to the public.
posted on Jan 25, 2017, 4:45 PM 1
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Inevitably at least a few will suffer total data loss.
posted on Jan 25, 2017, 6:21 PM 1
You apparently have had every conceivable problem with Apple products (reported or ) that I can think of. Why do you still buy Apple products ? I've backed up five Apple devices in my home, and I have never had an issue restoring - but then again, I haven't had to restore more than two times - none of those were due to a bad update.
posted on Jan 26, 2017, 12:36 PM 0
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