iOS 11.3 is expected to roll out today, here's what's new (Update)

iOS 11.3 is expected to roll out today, here's what's new (Update)
Word on the street is that Apple is gearing up to roll out iOS 11.3 today, coinciding with the company's education-focused "Let's Take a Field Trip" event in Chicago. This is arguably the most important iOS 11 update yet, as it addresses a number of issues, such as the whole CPU throttling fiasco and a security flaw that allows Siri to read private notifications aloud.
Apple has already made iOS 11.3 available to iOS Developer Program members, while the official rollout was pinned for "this spring". The latest rumors have it that iOS 11.3 will be released today, with an official announcement expected during Apple's "Let's Take a Field Trip" event in Chicago. The company is also expected to announce an upgraded version of its cheapest $329 iPad at the event.

Let's have a look at all the new features and changes in iOS 11.3:

  • New features will display battery health and recommend if the power cell needs service. These can be accessed by going to Settings -> Battery and are available for iPhone 6 and later models.
  • Users will have a toggle for enabling/disabling the power management feature that can affect maximum performance on iPhones. The feature can be located in the Battery subsection of the Settings menu. Power management is currently present on members of the iPhone 6, 6S, SE, and 7-gen devices. 
  • ARKit 1.5 will be introduced to developers. ARKit will be able to place virtual objects on walls, doors, and other vertical surfaces. Additionally, it will be able to map irregularly shaped surfaces in a more accurate manner. The view of the real world through the camera will get 50% greater resolution and support for auto-focus will be added.
  • A new Health Records feature will be added to Health app. It will bring together info from hospitals, clinics, and the app itself to organize and provide quick an organized access to the medical data. The service will be encrypted and passcode-protected.
  • 4 new Animoji characters will be added - a lion, bear, dragon, and skull.
  • Music videos are coming to Apple Music.Users can stream all music videos without being interrupted by ads.
  • Apple News will get improved Top Stories and Video group feature in "For You" section
  • Business Chat feature will be added as a beta to Messages. It will allow users to communicate with businesses more easily.
  • Support for Advanced Mobile Location (AML) to automatically send a user’s current location when making a call to emergency services in countries where AML is supported.
  • HomeKit software authentication allows developers to add HomeKit support to existing accessories.

And here's a list of all devices that will receive the iOS 11.3 update:


Update: iOS 11.3 was originally expected to release on March 27, but that didn't happen. The developer preview of 11.3 has been out since January, while the public beta has been available for weeks. The final release of iOS 11.3 is slated for "this spring", so the rollout should be imminent.


via Zdnet

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20 Comments

1. Trex95

Posts: 2383; Member since: Mar 03, 2013

Waiting for it :)

3. meanestgenius

Posts: 22272; Member since: May 28, 2014

Love the fact that Apple supports so many of its devices from previous generations with new updates. Eagerly awaiting this update to hit my iPad Pro and iPhone 8 Plus, and hoping that the “bugs” are kept to a minimum. (Hoping for none, but that may be pushing it.)

13. drunkenjay

Posts: 1697; Member since: Feb 11, 2013

yup. loving my iphone due to timely updates. i heard battery performance is also way better in this update.

14. meanestgenius

Posts: 22272; Member since: May 28, 2014

Nice! The 8 Plus already has pretty good battery life. This will make it even better.

18. sandypantz

Posts: 2; Member since: Mar 28, 2018

Does your 8 plus jump out of apps and back to main meny?

19. meanestgenius

Posts: 22272; Member since: May 28, 2014

Actually, no. Haven’t experienced that issue on my 8 Plus. I have experienced it on my iPad Pro from time to time, though.

21. srgonu

Posts: 557; Member since: Feb 13, 2012

Its a fragmented update. Some devices will get only version change, no features added or updated. But still its a good feeling to have a version change and feel like having update.

4. rouyal

Posts: 1583; Member since: Jan 05, 2018

Updating back to the 5s. That’s commitment

6. TitaofManila

Posts: 34; Member since: Mar 17, 2018

Damn iphone 5s :)

11. Sammy_DEVIL737

Posts: 1529; Member since: Nov 28, 2016

People got what they paid for.

5. Budhainthemood

Posts: 88; Member since: Mar 03, 2018

Awesome!

7. HKFoo

Posts: 14; Member since: Nov 21, 2013

So my ipad 9.7 (2017) is not on the list?? Lol

8. Trex95

Posts: 2383; Member since: Mar 03, 2013

Number 4 in the list.

9. Not_Amused321

Posts: 65; Member since: Jan 06, 2013

I hope this update fixes ios 11 bugs...should've stayed on 10.3.3

10. Mreveryphone

Posts: 1832; Member since: Apr 22, 2014

My iphone X has been collecting dust since my s9+ has arrived but I'll be sure to update to keep it current, as it does serve as a good camera when shooting in portrait lightning mode and my mini media server in the whip...

12. Sammy_DEVIL737

Posts: 1529; Member since: Nov 28, 2016

Hope it fixes bugs. Waiting for it to come on my iPad 9.7"(2017).

15. frustyak

Posts: 248; Member since: Mar 08, 2010

Approaching 3 pm here on the East Coast, if the update were coming today it would have been here by now. Maybe tomorrow :-)

16. tbn27

Posts: 15; Member since: Sep 14, 2016

I hope it fixes the nasty widgets and notifications bug.

17. sandypantz

Posts: 2; Member since: Mar 28, 2018

I hope this can fix jumping out of apps on my brand new Iphone8 plus, or else I will return it!

20. Kar_Zan

Posts: 2; Member since: Jan 19, 2017

Been 28 now! Can't wait it anymore. Anyone knows when it will be released?

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