Published: Fri, March 30, 2018
IT | By Jonathon Greene

Apple releases iOS 11.3 with battery improvements, new Animoji, and more

Apple releases iOS 11.3 with battery improvements, new Animoji, and more

The focus on music videos, which can now be found in the opening "Browse" tab in the Apple Music app, coincides with the launch of Apple's big iOS 11.3 update which went live on March 29.

Apple Music has always been home to music videos, but with iOS 11.3 Apple is beefing up its video game with an increased presence of videos in the Music app, featuring the addition of music video playlists so you can easily watch multiple videos back-to-back.

Playback of videos works just like it always has, modeling the card interface of standard music playback.

Health Records, which allows a user to easily access his or her own health data in the Health app, is another core feature of iOS 11.3.

Apple has made good on Cook's promise with iOS 11.3. After installing the update, head over to Settings Battery Battery Health to see if the slowdown feature is enabled on your iPhone 6, 6 Plus, SE, 6s, 6s Plus, 7, or 7 Plus.

The iOS 11.3 update also brings new lion, bear, dragon, and skull Animojis to iPhone X users.

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 Health Records feature in iOS 11.3 could offer users better access to their own health data and better understand their medical conditions. This update is reaching Apple's computers as well, as part of the macOS 10.13.4 release.

One of the major fallouts from Facebook's Cambridge Analytica scandal is that everyone is now suddenly aware of just how much data Facebook and similar apps and sites collect about you.

HomeKit software authentication provides a great new way for developers to add HomeKit support to existing accessories while protecting privacy and security.

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