When will iOS 11 be officially released?

iOS 11.3 officially released: iPhone throttle can be switched off

iOS 11.3 officially available
Photo: teltarif.deApple published updates for its operating systems on Thursday evening. IOS 11.3 is now available for installation for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, after beta versions of the new firmware were already available so far. One of the most important new features: iPhone owners can now find information about the status of their smartphone's battery in the Settings - Battery menu. Any performance throttle that may take effect can be switched off manually at the same point if desired.

Apple has also worked on the battery management for the iPad without the same functions as on the iPhone being available here. According to the changelog, the battery remains charged after installing iOS 11.3 if the iPad is connected to the power supply for a longer period of time, for example when using it in a kiosk, point of sale system or when storing it in charging stations.

New animojis available

iOS 11.3 officially available
Photo: teltarif.de Apple has also introduced new Animojis with the new version of the operating system. Users who alternately use AppStore accounts from different countries also report that it is no longer necessary to change iTunes accounts to install an update from an AppStore version for which they are not currently registered. The availability of an update, for example from the French AppStore, is now also displayed if you are logged in with the German iTunes account. Installation is possible after entering the password for French access.

Other features that users have been waiting for for a long time are not included in the update. This applies to iMessage in the iCloud as well as to AirPlay 2. For users from the earlier E-Plus network, after installing iOS 11.3, it is possible to make calls via LTE and WLAN. Telefónica had previously activated VoLTE and WiFi calling for all customers in its mobile network.

Updates for other Apple devices

In addition to iOS 11.3, Apple has also made watchOS 4.3 for the Apple Watch and tvOS 11.3 for the Apple TV available for download. The American technology group has also released macOS 10.13.4 and iTunes 12.7.4 with a delay of a few hours. The next major software updates for all Apple devices are expected to be presented at the WWDC developer conference, which will open with a special event on June 4 at 7 p.m. German time.

It will take a few more months, for example, until iOS 12 is released for the general public to download. It is expected that Apple will release the update together with this year's iPhone generation, which is expected for September. Apple already showed the first innovations at a keynote last Tuesday. The manufacturer has brought a new iPad model onto the market, which we have already presented in another press release.