Apple iOS 11.3 with new Animoji for iPhone X users, access to personal health records in the Health app, more visibility into the battery health and performance of their iPhone is now available to download to users worldwide.
With iOS 11.3, apps can now use vertical surfaces like walls and doors, in addition to horizontal surfaces like tables and chairs, and more accurately map to irregularly shaped surfaces like circular tables to deliver enhanced AR experiences.
Using advanced computer vision techniques to find and recognise the position of 2D images such as signs, posters and artwork, ARKit can integrate these real-world images into AR experiences such as filling a museum with interactive exhibits or bringing a movie poster to life.
The four all-new Animoji includes lion, bear, dragon or skull. Business Chat lets users communicate directly with businesses like Home Depot right within the Messages app. When searching for a business, users will see the option to contact the business using Messages.
Business Chat is available in beta in the US and top businesses in retail, finance and hospitality will begin rolling out this new messaging feature for customers.
With access to personal health records, starting today, patients can select from several health institutions to access medical information. The new Health Records feature helps patients of more than 40 health systems including Duke, NYU Langone, Stanford and Yale view their medical records from multiple institutions right from their iPhone.
Apple has also included a new privacy icon and detailed privacy information will appear whenever Apple asks for access to personal information to enable features, secure Apple services or personalize an iOS experience.
iOS 11.3 adds new features to show battery health of an iPhone and recommend if a battery needs to be serviced. These can be found in Settings -> Battery and are available for iPhone 6 and later.
Additionally, users can now see if the power management feature that dynamically manages maximum performance to prevent unexpected shutdowns, first introduced in iOS 10.2.1, is on and can choose to turn it off. This feature can be found in Settings -> Battery and is available for iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone SE, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus.