Now, to combat this problem, Apple has announced that in its next upgrade, iOS 11.3, users can choose to disable processor throttling, which slowed down the performance of older iPhones. An iOS 11.3 beta has been released today but the new battery feature isn't included.
The arrival of iOS 11 will also see ARKit 1.5 enter the fray, giving developers more experiences and tools to power AR apps.
The most major and important update of all would be that Apple has made a decision to add four new Animoji characters to the iPhone X that would stimulate one's face. All data is encrypted and protected with a passcode.
Apple has already talked about Business Chat-a Messages feature that lets you chat with businesses-and now we'll finally get to see it in action.
The Developer Preview of iOS 11.3 is available to customers enrolled in the iOS Developer Program and Public Beta Preview Program starting today (January 24).
iOS 11.3 will bring with it new features in response to the recent news that Apple slowed performance on older iPhones with aging batteries.
The iOS update 11.3 introduces a lot of new features and fixes quite a lot for a minor update. The latest update will allow ARKit to recogise objects like tables and chairs placed on vertical surfaces, and also detect irregularly shaped objects. Users can also communicate directly with businesses through the "Business Chat". There's no word yet as to whether it'll be coming to the iPhone 8 or iPhone X.
"Using advanced computer vision techniques to find and recognize the position of 2D images such as signs, posters, and artwork, ARKit can integrate these real-world images into AR experiences such as filling a museum with interactive exhibits or bringing a movie poster to life", Apple explains.
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Each of these allow users to control the facial expressions of the Animoji using the TrueDepth camera.
But on the flip-side, switching the performance-capping feature off might not bode well over time for your battery, which in Apple's defense, is why it was implementing these controversial downclocking measures behind the scenes for some time.