iOS 11.3 Release Notes Appear to Have Leaked With No Mention of Messages on iCloud or AirPlay 2

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    French developer Pierre Blazquez today shared what he claims are the final iOS 11.3 release notes, supposedly obtained from Apple's servers. His tweet contains images of the release notes in English for the United States.

    Apple blog Mac4Ever shared the release notes in French, which we've translated and embedded below in English.

    While there aren't too many surprises, it's worth noting that Messages on iCloud is not listed, despite being enabled in the latest iOS 11.3 and macOS 10.13.4 betas. Apple did say the feature is included in the betas "for testing and evaluation purposes," so it was never entirely clear if it would be ready for the final release.


    AirPlay 2 is also not listed, although the protocol was removed from the later beta versions of iOS 11.3 and tvOS 11.3. Messages on iCloud and AirPlay 2 were also not listed in macOS 10.13.4 release notes leaked last week.

    Beyond that, the release notes seemingly confirm Apple's new Battery Health feature on iPhones will still be considered a beta feature in the iOS 11.3 public release, Advanced Mobile Location support where available, App Store review sorting, and improved charging management for always-plugged-in iPads.

    As expected, there are also new accessibility features, a wide range of stability improvements and bug fixes, and other enhancements:

    Augmented Reality
    ARKit 1.5 allows developers to place virtual objects on vertical surfaces like walls and doors in addition to horizontal surfaces
    Adds support for detecting and incorporating images like movie posters or artwork into AR experiences
    Supports a higher resolution real-world camera view when using AR experiences
    iPhone Battery Health (Beta)
    Displays information on iPhone maximum battery capacity and peak performance capability
    Indicates if the performance management feature that dynamically manages maximum performance to prevent unexpected shutdowns is on and includes the option to disable it
    Recommends if a battery needs to be replaced
    For more information on batteries and performance, visit this website: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT208387
    iPad charge management
    Maintains battery status when the iPad is plugged in for extended periods of time, such as when used in a kiosk or point-of-sale system, or stored in a charging cart.
    Animoji
    Four new Animoji available on the iPhone X: lion, bear, dragon and skull.
    Privacy
    When an Apple feature asks to use your personal information, an icon now appears with a link to access detailed information about how your data will be used and protected.
    Business Chat (Beta) -- US Only
    Communicate with companies to easily ask questions, schedule appointments, and make purchases inside the built-in Messages app on iPhone and iPad
    Health Records (Beta) -- US Only
    Access health records and view lab results, immunizations, and more in a consolidated timeline in the Health app
    Apple Music
    Provides a new experience in video clips, including a Revised Video Clips section featuring exclusive video playlists.
    Find friends with similar tastes through Apple Music's improved suggestions, which list the genres that the users and mutual friends follow.
    News
    The main titles now always appear first in "For You."
    Watch the best videos selected by News editors.
    App Store
    Four options now allow you to sort the customer reviews on the product pages: the most useful, the most favorable, the most critical or the most recent.
    The Updates tab now shows the version of the app and the size of the file.
    Safari
    Promotes the protection of privacy by notifying usernames and passwords until they have been selected in a web form field.
    Presents warnings in the smart search field when the user interacts with password entry forms or credit card data on unencrypted web pages.
    Automatic filling of usernames and passwords is now available in apps' web views.
    By default, articles shared via Mail from Safari are now formatted using Reader mode, if the drive is available.
    In Favorites, folders now have icons for the bookmarks they contain.
    Keyboards
    Adds two Shuangpin keyboard layouts.
    Supports connected physical keyboards using Turkish F layout.
    Improves Chinese and Japanese keyboards for better accessibility on devices with a 4.7-inch or 5.5-inch screen.
    Allows you to return to the keyboard with a simple touch after the dictation.
    Fixes a problem that could cause the capitalization of the first letter of some words by the automatic correction feature.
    Fixes an issue on the iPad Pro that prevented the iPad Smart Keyboard from working after connecting to a captive Wi-Fi hotspot.
    Fixes a problem that could cause undesirable activation of the digital layout on the Thai keyboard in landscape mode.
    Accessibility
    The App Store now supports accessibility options "Bold Text" and "Large Font" for customizing the display.
    Smart Reversal now supports images on the web and in Mail messages.
    Enhances the RTT experience and supports RTT service for T-Mobile.
    Improves app selection on the iPad for VoiceOver users and selection control.
    Corrects a problem with the incorrect description of the Bluetooth status icon and the Bluetooth icon by VoiceOver.
    Fixes a problem that may prevent the end of call button from appearing in the Phone app when using VoiceOver.
    Fixes an issue preventing access to an app's built-in ranking with VoiceOver.
    Fixes a problem that may cause distorted audio playback when using real-time listening.
    Other Enhancements and Fixes
    Supports AML technology, which provides more accurate location data to emergency services during an emergency call (in countries where this technology is available).
    Supports software authentication, which provides developers with a new way to create and activate HomeKit-compatible accessories.
    Podcasts now plays episodes with a single tap, and you can tap Details to learn more about each one.
    Improves search performance for users with long notes in Contacts.
    Improves the performance of Handoff and the universal clipboard when both devices are connected to the same Wi-Fi network.
    Fixes a problem that may prevent incoming calls from activating the screen.
    Fixes a problem that may prevent or prevent voicemail playback.
    Fixes an issue that prevents opening a web link in Messages.
    Fixes a problem that may prevent users from returning to Mail after previewing an attachment to a message.
    Fixes a problem that could cause the deleted screen to reappear on the locked screen.
    Fixes a problem that can cause the time and notifications to disappear on the locked screen.
    Fixes an issue that prevents parents from using Face ID for approving purchase authorization requests.
    Fixes a problem that could prevent updating of the current weather conditions in Weather.
    Fixes a problem that could prevent the synchronization of contacts with a vehicle directory when connected via Bluetooth.
    Fixes a problem that may prevent an audio app from playing content in a vehicle while it was in the background.iOS 11.3 remains in beta testing, but a public release appears to be imminent, as the software update was seeded for the new iPad yesterday.

    Apple recently confirmed that there will be an iOS 11.4 software update, perhaps including Messages on iCloud and AirPlay 2.

    Article Link: iOS 11.3 Release Notes Appear to Have Leaked With No Mention of Messages on iCloud or AirPlay 2
     
  2. OldSchoolMacGuy Suspended

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    How dare they! I was promised nothing and I'm upset I didn't get it!
     
  3. scrapesleon macrumors 6502a

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    Did people really expect AirPlay 2 to return when we are at beta 6
     
  4. Andres Cantu macrumors 68030

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    They should have just waited for iOS 12 and do proper testing beforehand to avoid getting people upset.
     
  5. mashdots macrumors member

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    Don't jerk me around like this! Messages in the cloud is what I've been holding out on before I wipe my phone so I'll be a bit peeved if it's not there on final release.
     
  6. moabal macrumors regular

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    iCloud iMessage was the only thing I wanted in iOS 11. If it won't be in 11.3 that would suck.
     
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    Yeah, if there is no iCloud iMessage, please put the default after hitting delete in macOS to "delete" not "cancel".
     
  9. canyonblue737 macrumors 65816

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    These were removed from the latest betas so no surprise. I’m pretty sure we won’t see them until 12.0 in September at this point.
     
  10. Elijahg macrumors 6502

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    How dare they promise Airplay 2 "soon" at WWDC 2017 and still not have it released a year later. Oh and it actually was present for a while.

    Not sure what the aim of this major point release release is really considering everything significant has been dropped. It should be in a minor point release IMO (i.e. 11.2.6).
     
  11. dominiongamma macrumors 68000

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    iMessages was introduced last June! And we are approaching iOS 12 in June, sad!
     
  12. jaack macrumors member

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    Does anyone know if Messages on iCloud was included in iOS 11.3 which was released yesterday for the new iPad?
     
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    Sceptical - these are far too detailed for standard iOS release notes :confused:
     
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    Messages in iCloud has been needed for a long time. I would be very disappointed if they didn't release it in this update.
     
  17. Besnik Rrustemi macrumors newbie

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    That’s actually a hell of a changelog.
    Lots of bugs squashed and enhancements done.
    But seriously my favorite feature when they announced iOS 11 was iCloud Messages.
    This was the feature that I couldn’t wait to see, however, for some reasons i think we won’t see it until 11.4 together with AirPlay 2.
     
  18. Delorean2006 macrumors 6502a

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    Airplay 2 I’m rather upset about, I’ve been waiting to use it, iCloud messages in the cloud, something I won’t use, so it doesn’t matter of affect my daily uses.
     
  19. Besnik Rrustemi macrumors newbie

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    Yes, iOS 12 Changelog:
    Promise Enhancements & Bug Fixes
     
  20. WannaGoMac macrumors 68020

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    Good delay ir more and polish it. I'm tired of all the features which just introduce bugs. I still have weird slow downs and quirks in 11.

    Can't imagine the amount of whining in these forums if iCloud messages was released as a bug fest.
     
  21. mi7chy macrumors 603

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    Perhaps it's legal rather than technical holdup because Google Voice and now Hangouts have had cloud messaging and SMS since like forever (2009) and it's cross-platform.
     
  22. rizzo41999 macrumors 6502

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    I'd rather wait for it to be solid but to think these features were announced close to a year ago! Sloppy!
     
  23. xpxp2002 macrumors regular

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    Very disappointed that it’s looking like messages in iCloud won’t be coming.

    But at least they fixed clipboard Handoff. It has been unreliable for me for months now.
     
  24. AppleMad98004 macrumors 6502

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    You don't have iCloud messages now so no harm no foul. It may never come. I understand it would make life easier but we a are managing now without it.
     
  25. lulla01 macrumors 68020

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    What is sad is that iOS12 will probably be what iOS11 should have been. It feels like each year the software gets buggier and buggier which is horrible considering they have a massive amount of beta customers now participating that should give crash data which leads to quicker stable releases.
     

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