In the new update, Apple ARKit, the company's AR development platform which could only recognise horizontal surfaces while placing virtual objects, gets support to identify vertical objects.
In the initial period, the support is restricted to selected businesses like Wells Fargo, Discover, Hilton, and Lowe's.
Tech giant Apple previewed its upcoming software update iOS 11.3 with some whole new features and upgrades. It's an update of a less sophisticated medical records function in Apple's Health app.
One of the major updates to iOS 11 itself include an updated ARKit.
Apple confirmed in December that software in its iPhone 6, 6s and SE models, which deals with dangers from ageing batteries, could slow down the phone's performance. The feature activates Global Positioning System and Wi-Fi services when someone calls any emergency number and then sends a text with caller's precise location to responders.
It's hard to demonstrate in writing, therefore you should try the new feature by yourself. These features will be coming in a later iOS 11.3 beta release.
Also new with iOS 11.3 is a change that makes the home for music videos, with Apple touting uninterrupted ad-free watching, as well as curation of new hits.
There are a huge number of scenarios in which this is useful and even life-saving, but now, AML is only supported in the UK, Belgium, New Zealand, Sweden, Lithuania, and various parts of Austria. The group behind AML, the European Emergency Number Association, claims that AML is vastly more precise than other emergency systems, sometimes pinpointing a location to within 12 meters.
iPhone and iPad users will also find it easier to access medical data from participating healthcare organizations. Apple has not forgotten its iBook, and with this update, has removed the "i" from its name.
The app also allows patients to ensure the accuracy of their medical information. (Wait, wasn't that one of the benefits of iMessage in the first place?) The problem with Messages in the Cloud is that it took up a not insignificant amount of paid iCloud storage space. No other company charges to store your instant messages.
See below for a list of what else iOS 11.3 brings to the table.
As CNBC's Farr explained in an up-to-date report today, "It all works when a user opens the iPhone's health app, navigates to the health record section, and, on the new tool, adds a health provider".