January 25th 2018
By Mike Flaminio
Likely the last major update until iOS 12 this fall, Apple announced improvements in iOS 11.3. The update is available now via a public beta and should be released sometime in the coming months.
iPhone owners with an iPhone 6 or later will be interested in checking out new battery info and controls. This settings feature will provide greater insights into the life of your device's battery and provide controls over the performance "feature" that made recent headlines.
An interesting extension of Messages is new Business Chat. This allows consumers to interact with select business and make product purchases via Apple Pay. Apple says you info is anonymous and you can bail on a chat at any time. This is an interesting real-time virtual shopping experience.
Apple will also revamp its Health app for new Health records. The idea is to provide a space to collect various records from hospitals, clinics, plus data from the Health app.