In the U.S. and Canada, Apple has rolled out Business Chat to let the users communicate directly with businesses, use Apple Pay, get more information, etc. That's not all though - ARKit also now offers the ability to map irregularly shaped surfaces, it boasts 50 percent greater resolution, and supports auto-focus. There's a big ARKit update to ARKit 1.5. The complete update will be released very soon. While the new software doesn't change Apple's privacy protocol or even give users more options, it should make it a little more obvious when an app or system service is using your personal information. It is compatible with data across more than 40 different health systems, the release said, and the data is encrypted with a passcode. 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.
Apple Music subscribers are now getting more for their monthly fee: music videos have been added to the streaming platform.
There are also a number of other miscellaneous features, such as Apple Music streaming music videos without ads, Apple News enhancements, broader Apple Pay support, HomeKit software authentication, and support for Advanced Mobile Location (AML), which automatically transmits location data during emergency calls in countries where the tech is supported. Also, both curated and user-made video playlists can be downloaded to your device for offline playback.
The version will bring to life four all-new Animojis for iPhone X users - a lion, bear, dragon or skull.
Starting today, Business Chat will be available in beta in the United States, and top businesses in retail, finance and hospitality will begin rolling out this new messaging feature for customers. As Bloomberg explains, this functionality is being added to Apple's website in order to comply with the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation, which takes effect on May 25th.
Data and privacy also got a boost in iOS 11.3, the release said, specifically regarding how users can understand how their data is used.
When Apple issued an apology late previous year for slowing down iPhones with older batteries, the company not only said it would drop the price of out-of-warranty replacement batteries to $29 from $79 but would also through this 11.3 update, let you monitor the health of your battery, and also turn off a feature that would let Apple intentionally slow down your phone.