Apple iOS 11.3 for iPhone: iMessage Business, Check Battery Health

These are some of the features that Apple will roll out with its latest iteration of iOS 11. 

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Apple needs to make sure that iOS 11.3 works as advertised. 
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Apple will fix all the issues of iOS 11 with its latest iOS 11.3 update that is likely to roll out in the coming weeks to all iPhone users. The preview version is out now, and any iPhone user can try out the unreleased iOS 11 iteration right away.

This update will also bring a host of new features to users, and improve on the existing ones, like ARKit, which essentially turns the iPhone into an augmented reality (AR) supported device. On a lighter note, iPhone X users can expect to see some new Animojis to play around with.

The update will be available to everyone who’s got an iPhone 6 or later model, going up to the iPhone X. We list down the expected features of the iOS 11.3 update.

Battery Health Checker

Apple will offer a battery health management feature, and also inform its users as to when they should get the battery replaced with this update.

After reports emerged that older iPhone models are being slowed down by Apple, the company responded, and those claims turned into a nightmare for all iPhone users across the globe.

Also Read: Apple Admits to Slowing Down Older iPhones And That’s Not Cool!

So, Apple is rolling out iOS 11.3 update to make things more transparent for all iPhone users, and letting them decide when to upgrade the battery. To make things easier, Apple has already cut down the prices of the replacement battery for iPhone, which is applicable till 31 December 2018.

Also Read: Apple Sorry for Slowing Down Old iPhones, Cuts Battery Prices

iPhone Gets AR-Ready

In the new update, Apple claims that the ARKit will be able to recognise vertical objects as well. It was only able to identify horizontal surfaces while placing virtual objects till now.

ARKit gets improved features as a part of its evolution. 
ARKit gets improved features as a part of its evolution. 
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ARKit can now recognise and place virtual objects on vertical surfaces. Using advanced computer vision techniques to find and recognise the position of 2D images ARKit can integrate these real world images into AR experiences.
Apple statement

Apple had shared its excitement about AR and how it could change the trend of imagery in the future, and all these improvements show that the Cupertino-based giant is pushing its feature set, one step at a time.

AirPlay 2 Incoming & More

This feature might not sound like a lot, but if you’re keen to pick the Apple HomePod then AirPlay 2 could make a difference to the speaker's overall performance.

With AirPlay 2, Apple will allow its upcoming HomePod to function as a single unit by pairing with multiple HomePods. This feature is already available with other smart speakers like Sonos and Bose. 

Apple will also come out with its own form of Messaging app for businesses, called the iMessage for Business that goes up against other available platforms like WhatsApp Business which was announced for Android users earlier this week.

Also Read: WhatsApp Business Android App Goes Live in India: How’s It Work?

Animoji makes the best use of Face ID technology on the iPhone X. 
Animoji makes the best use of Face ID technology on the iPhone X. 
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iPhone X users will get four more Animojis to play around with once the iOS 11.3 update reaches your device.

All said and done, Apple needs to make sure that iOS 11.3 is bug-free and makes its way to the users very soon in good shape.

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