iOS 11.3 beta
Apple has released the first iOS 11.3 developer beta loaded with new features for iPhone and iPad. A free public beta version will be available in the future.
Apple previewed several new features this morning including:
• 4 new Animoji on iPhone X: Lion, Skull, Bear, and and Dragon
• ARKit 1.5 with support for vertical surfaces like walls, irregular shaped surfaces like circular tables, support for auto-focus, and 50% higher resolution
• Business Chat for iMessage in beta with Discover, Hilton, Lowe’s and Wells Fargo on board
• Health Records in Health app automatically updated from select partners
• More prominent music video features in Apple Music
• HomeKit software authentication without chip certification
• Advanced Mobile Location for sending your location to emergency services when calling from iPhone
Apple has also promised new battery features on iPhones affected by performance throttling, although these won’t be in the initial beta.
A toggle to disable performance throttling on affected iPhones with older batteries will be in a future beta next month, and battery health stats will be added as well.
As always, we’ll dig in to the new beta and update with any other changes we unpack. Stay tuned.