IOS 11.3 will include the option to turn off iPhone performance throttling

Apple confirms software update that lets iPhone users turn off slow down feature

The four new Animoji that are set to join the iPhone X's current colourful cast of 12 furry creatures include a lion, a bear, a skeleton, and a dragon.

The list of affected iPhones excludes the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X, which were launched in September.

Earlier today, Apple previewed iOS 11.3, the latest version of the company's famous mobile operating system.

For augmented reality apps, iOS 11.3 includes "ARKit 1.5". It also detects flat surfaces such as tables and desks, but Apple's tools have not been so great with vertical surfaces, namely walls and doors. It will have a 50 percent sharper view through the camera, so everything should look even more realistic.

But most importantly, the update will give customers a choice over whether they want their iPhone deliberately slowed down when the battery is old - something Apple was recently revealed to be doing. Apple says that it will be visible on iPhone 6 and newer smartphones.

You'll be able to switch off the "power management feature" which "dynamically manages maximum performance to prevent unexpected shutdowns", causing performance to lag in older devices.

Upcoming iOS 11.3 is packed with bunch of new features like new Animoji, updated ARKit, Business Chat, advanced battery management system and an updated Health app.

Users are prompted to enable the feature upon first launching the Messages app after upgrading to iOS 11.3.

It's worth noting that Microsoft has a comparable service called HealthVault that's been around for close to a decade and at one point competed with the discontinued Google Health.

Finally, the Health app now collects Health Records, so they can see information from participating medical institutions. All data is encrypted and protected with a passcode.

iOS 11.3 also brings enhancements to Apple Music, Apple News, and HomeKit. Users will be able to watch their favorite artists continuously in new music video playlists.

Late a year ago, Apple ran into some trouble when some long-held suspicions about what happens to older phones when the company rolls out new phones and updates, proved true.

ARKit already detects complex objects such as faces, such as with Apple's own animoji features.

Plus there's an update to Apple Music which the firm says will soon make it the home for music videos.

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