Apple Launches First public beta of iOS 11.3

January 26, 2018
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Note: The latest iOS 11.3 beta 5 is already released.

Apple has released its first beta for the coming iOS 11.3 to public beta testers to try out the new features that come with the update.

Here’s a rundown of everything that will ship with iOS 11.3:

New Features

  • The latest update brings four new Animojis: Lion, Skull, Bear and Dragon.
  • ARKit 1.5 that supports irregular shaped surfaces like circular tables, vertical surfaces like walls, and also supports auto-focus and 50% higher resolution.
  • Business chat for iMessage with Hilton, Lowe’s and Wells Fargo on board.
  • Health application automatically updated health records from select partners.
  • Music video enhanced in Apple Music.
  • Authentication of HomeKit software without chip certification.
  • Advance Mobile Location (AML) which sends your locations to emergency services when calling from iPhone.


Battery features promised by Apple will be available in the next beta.

Other New Features

  • The new update include Messages in iCloud.
  • New Privacy icon in Settings and new privacy page during setup.
  • iBooks renamed as Books.
  • Updated size of Update screen & App Store list version number.
  • Feedback app is introduced.
  • Apple TV now appears in Home application with tvOS 11.3, doesn’t fill in as hub for mechanization and remote access without tvOS 11.3 on iOS 11.3
  • AirPlay 2 likewise working.
  • New “Confirm Side Button” produces for purchases on iPhoneX.

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