Angular version 6.1 was released last week. It is a minor release so you can go ahead an use it as a drop-in replacement for 6.0 (run ng update @angular/core @angular/cli).
Apart from bug fixes and performance tweaks there a three new features
The KeyValuePipe lets you iterate over any object representing a key-value pair. Previously, you could only iterate over arrays.
The eagle-eyed amongst you may have noticed that KeyValuePipe can take a Map object. I hadn’t heard of the Map object before so I did a little bit of research.
Map is an ES6 feature. It holds key-value pairs ([[ 1, ‘one’ ],[ 2, ‘two’ ]]) and it makes key-value pairs super simple to add, remove and iterate through.
If you would like to know more head over to the MDN Web Docs.