The new upgrade includes ARKit 1.5 that are compatible with augmented reality apps, creating more immersive experiences. This feature which was introduced in iOS 10.2.1 manages "maximum performance to prevent unexpected shutdowns". And, speaking of health, Apple is including features for the user to see the health of their battery.
New Animoji will also be coming with Apple's spring update, including new bear, dragon, skull and lion, er, things, as will a new Business Chat feature for Messages that will let users chat directly with companies including Discover, Hilton, Lowe's and Wells Fargo.
The Cupertino tech giant is also bringing Business Chat to the beta launch of iOS 11.3.
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The new Animojis are available only on iPhone X.
A new Health Records feature will brings together hospitals, clinics and the existing Health app making it easier for consumers to see their available medical data from multiple providers, whenever they choose. You will receive notifications when your prescriptions are ready and Apple insists the data is encrypted and password protected.
Additionally, Apple will allow certain institutions to put your records in the Health app, and businesses will come to Messages with support chat for select businesses.
Of course features related to battery management and health are on the way in this update too, though it's hard to compete with the ability to turn into a virtual lion. The camera resolution in AR has also been improved, giving a 50 percent increase in resolution. Apple is also adding new features to show battery health and recommend if a battery needs to be serviced; these will be available on the iPhone 6 and later models.
Business Chat will allow iOS users the ability to communicate directly with participating businesses from inside the Messages app on their iPhone or iPad, according to a press release. Users will be able to stream these videos without any ads, a move that could give Apple an edge over the popular video sharing platform YouTube.
Other new features arriving in iOS 11.3 include a music video home in Apple Music, a Video group in For You in Apple News, and more.