Apple surprised us last night with the release of iOS 11.2.6, tvOS 11.2.6, watchOS 4.2.3 and a complementary update for macOS 10.13.3 . Today they decided to continue releasing betas, after two weeks without seeing any on the table. At the moment the third beta of macOS 10.13.4, iOS 11.3 and tvOS 11.3 has been released for developers, leaving the third beta of watchOS 4.3 in an unknown.
Right now we are installing these updates on our devices to bring you all the new features we can appreciate, although they will be few.
As I talked about in a post a few days ago, iOS 11.3 is an update that is necessary for all users, basically because improves the performance of devices. This should have been seen in iOS 11.2 but this performance improvement for devices with more worn out batteries that suffered an intentional slowdown from Apple has been delayed until spring.
This improvement in battery and performance came from the addition of the ability to view your iPhone’s battery status in the second beta , and disable the battery slow-down if it had a degraded battery, something that should have been there from the zero minute that the iPhone started slowing down.
The rest of the new features are minor, such as ARKit 1.5, new Animojis, the option to store Messages in iCloud among others. This third beta that has a weight of more than 300 MB we must analyze it and update this same post so you can be aware.
This beta introduced the following new features:
- AirPlay 2 is missing from iOS 11.3, which is a bad thing for the HomePod.
- Now when you delete a message it will ask for a confirmation.
- Compatibility of this beta 3 with the iPod Touch
- With iOS 11.3 the HomePod does not attempt to pair in stereo mode.
- Solution of minor bugs.
In the beta we have also seen of tvOS 11.3 and macOS 10.13.4, the new features will be non-existent at an aesthetic level, solving small internal failures of both operating systems.
Remember that these betas are only available for developers, although in the next hours or days we will see them available for all public beta testers.