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The next version of iOS will let you view health records

An update to Apple's ARKit can turn posters and other signs into interactive AR experiences.
An update to Apple's ARKit can turn posters and other signs into interactive AR experiences. (Photo: Apple)

Apple announced that iOS 11.3, a free update this spring, will let people view health records, as well as improving augmented reality features and allowing people to get more information on a device's battery status.

Why it matters: Making inroads into the health care arena could make iPhone and Apple Watch more valuable, and pave the way for new businesses for Apple.