iOS 11.3 is out, but only for the new 9.7" iPad

There were rumors last week that Apple would at last roll out the final version of iOS 11.3 on March 27th, during its special "Let's Take a Field Trip" event in Chicago. This didn't happen, unfortunately, but the very next day Apple did seed the final release of iOS 11.3 for the 9.7" iPad model that was announced at the event and went on sale yesterday.

The first orders of the new iPad won't be delivered until later this week, MacRumors reports, but those of you who'll get their hands on in the coming days will be glad to hear that Apple has already made the long-awaited iOS 11.3 update available for the device. So, when you get yours, simply go to Settings > General > Software update to receive the OTA update.

This is arguably the most important iOS 11 update yet, as it addresses a number of issues, such as the security flaw that allows Siri to read private notifications aloud, and introduces new battery management settings that provide users with more granular information about their batteries. The update also marks the debut of ARKit 1.5 and a number of other features, all of which you can check out here.

As to why Apple seeded iOS 11.3 for the new iPad only and nothing else, it's anyone's guess. The developer preview of 11.3 has been out since January, while the public beta has been available for weeks.



1. Sania

Posts: 97; Member since: Nov 04, 2017

Cripple (Criminal Apple) has done it again...

3. libra89

Posts: 2298; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

Interesting decision...

4. japkoslav

Posts: 1520; Member since: Feb 19, 2017

Come on, give me my iPad Pro 12.9 bug fixes! Seriously, this is laughable :-D

5. Trex95

Posts: 2383; Member since: Mar 03, 2013

The update will come soon no worries.

6. japkoslav

Posts: 1520; Member since: Feb 19, 2017

Oh I would have not guess that, thanks captain obvious.

7. piyath

Posts: 2445; Member since: Mar 23, 2012

What's laughable is Android doesn't have even a one single legit tablet in the market right now....lmao

8. japkoslav

Posts: 1520; Member since: Feb 19, 2017

Not saying it's something special, but Huawei released new tablets. They do not have Samsung tablet UI, but anyway, they are pretty much a lot better choise for a tablet than iPad non-Pro models (better screen, speakers, SOC, sadly stupid USB-C audio). I myself was considering buying it to replace my iPad Pro I gave to my mom ... but to be honest ... who cares, there nothing major pushing me to buy 4th tablet. I will wait for Sony ... it's Sony I do not have high hopes ... and in Q2 hopefully there will be new Samsung, 16:10 tablet. + There is that new Acer Chrome tablet, can't wait for first reviews of that thing. BTW: In the end saying Apple does not have a decent product, because competition sucks ... ? Is that really your point? They can afford not to release something decent ... interesting.

10. Trex95

Posts: 2383; Member since: Mar 03, 2013

I got the update 11.3 on iPad mini 4 excellent.

11. japkoslav

Posts: 1520; Member since: Feb 19, 2017

Yeah I myself am a bit worried what will it break again. I have to not to forget to make backup before I start updating. Hopefuly it's really fixes and a not a lot of new bugs like last time.

13. Trex95

Posts: 2383; Member since: Mar 03, 2013

No worries it’s just works fine.

9. Not_Amused321

Posts: 65; Member since: Jan 06, 2013

It's out now for all apple devices and yes my 6s bugs are fixed! Thank you!

12. perry1234

Posts: 648; Member since: Aug 14, 2012

Yawn, this is seriously bad from Apple.

14. deleon629

Posts: 469; Member since: Oct 04, 2014

Nope, the update is also on the iPad Pro 9.7 as well

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