Apple today previewed iOS 11.3 with a whole host of new features, including a new set of Animoji, an ARKit update, and the ability to view personal health records directly in the Health app. iOS 11.3 will be available to customers in the spring. A developer beta of iOS 11.3 will be released today.
iOS 11.3 will also include the aforementioned battery health statistics features. Users will be able to disable the throttling in Settings → Battery, but may see more unexpected shutdowns in exchange for full performance.
For augmented reality apps, iOS 11.3 includes ‘ARKit 1.5’. This will provide developers with more capabilities to create immersive AR experiences. ARKit 1.5 will be able to recognize vertical surfaces like walls, as well as more accurately map non-rectangular surfaces like round tables. It will also be able to detect signs and posters in the real world and seamlessly mesh with 3D augmented reality experiences on the iPhone screen.
iOS 11.3 will introduce four new Animoji for iPhone X: a bear, a dragon, skull and lion. This joins the existing set to bring a total of 16 animated characters. You can see photos of what the new Animoji look like below.