Apple is reportedly preparing to release iOS 11.3 today. The iOS 11.3 was already made available for the iOS Developer Program members and Apple had previously announced its official rollout to take place this spring. Apple’s education-focused “Let’s Take a Field Trip” event in Chicago could take place at the same time. The upgraded version of the cheapest iPad, priced at $329, could be unveiled at the event as well. With improvements in issues including the CPU throttling fiasco and Siri reading out private notifications aloud due to certain security flaws: this is being anticipated as the most important iOS 11 update till date.
In case of the iPhone 6 and later models, the battery health will now be displayed and the device will recommend the user if it needs to get charged. The users can now choose between enabling and disabling the power management feature. This feature affects the optimum performance of the device and can easily be accessed from Settings > Battery.
Some of the new updates include ARKit 1.5 which is being made available to the developers. ARKit is very much capable of placing virtual objects on walls, doors, and other vertical surfaces. Apart from that, its accuracy while mapping irregularly shaped surfaces is something that’s never seen before. The camera resolution is increased by 50% & the auto-focus feature is included as well.
The Health app will now contain a brand new encrypted and passcode-protected ‘Health Records’ feature. This feature has the capability of bringing together information from hospitals, clinics, and the app itself in order to organize and provide quick access to the medical data.
The Messages will now have the Business Chat within it, making it much easier to communicate. The Advanced Mobile Location (AML) is one of the most interesting ones among the latest inclusions. It sends the current location of the user automatically whenever the emergency services are contacted. This service is limited to countries with AML support only.The developers can now add HomeKit support to existing accessories because of the HomeKit software authentication.
4 new Animoji characters- a lion, bear, dragon, and skull have made their way into iPhones. There won’t be any ad-interruptions while streaming music videos. A new “For You” section, featuring improved Top Stories and Video group has been included in Apple News.
The devices that will be receiving the iOS 11.3 update, are iPad Air, iPad Air 2, iPad Pro, iPad mini 2, iPad mini 3, iPad mini 4, iPod touch 6th, iPhone 5s, iPhone SE, iPhone 6/6 Plus, iPhone 6s/6s Plus, iPhone 7/7 Plus, iPhone 8/8 Plus, iPhone X.