The Potentially Life-Saving Feature Added in iOS 11.3

Posted January 28, 2018

Let's take a look at what's new. Users can also see if the power management feature - first introduced in iOS 10.2.1 - is on and can choose to turn it off, the company said.

The new update brings features like the iMessage Business Chat, which allows the users to communicate with the businesses directly from the iMessage. Apple also updated its other devices including Macintosh computers, the Apple Watch and Apple TV. This allows you to stream videos inside the app, rather than having to store them inside your videos app.

Apple Inc's move on Wednesday to give iPhone owners information about the health of their batteries reverses the company's longstanding refusal to make such information available directly on iPhones and iPads, even though battery health has always been easy to check on Apple's Mac computers.

Johns Hopkins Medicine, Cedars-Sinai, Penn Medicine and other participating hospitals and clinics are among the first to make the beta feature available to their patients. The final build will start rolling out to all customers this spring, says Apple.

Now, the tech giant has given fans a preview of the next big software update, iOS 11.3.

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Among the companies Business Chat initially will work with are Lowe's, Discover and Wells Fargo.

The latter capability is something Apple had promised after news emerged late previous year that it was throttling the performance of older iPhones with aging batteries.

Another feature coming to Messages is something called Business Chat.

iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X are not "yet" included in the power managment system, so will we be able to see our battery health? The software update will also tell users when they should get their battery replaced. However, Apple's update could make a contribution in addressing the interoperability issues.

One of the major updates to iOS 11 itself include an updated ARKit.

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The hope is that future support would include the ability to streaming audio of video content to the one or more HomePods as well as Siri support as an intelligent assistant through Apple TV.

It may also be part of a trend.

In fact, it may help both companies by allowing their customers to plan and by making sure they know what's going on with the devices they have paid good money for.

HomePod, which will be shipping starting February 9th and goes on sale Friday for US$349, will not initially have multi-room audio support.

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