Apple's iOS 12.1 software update should land tomorrow

Apple iOS 12.1 New features launch and more

Apple iOS 12.1 New features launch and more

Apple has reportedly updated its "iPhone User Guide" for the upcoming release of iOS 12.1, indicating that the latest version of the mobile operating system (OS) will include Group FaceTime and dual-SIM support for its newly-launched iPhones.

When Apple announced the iPhone XS, XS Max, and XR, the camera features were really talked up-especially the real-time depth of field control.

Group FaceTime, was was originally set to make its debut in iOS 12 before being pulled before release, is one of the things we can look forward to in Apple's next big update.

iOS 12.1 will also bring new emojis that will come to iPhone and iPad.

iOS 12.1 is going to be a significant update. Older models from the iPhone 5s to the iPhone 6 will be able to make Group FaceTime audio calls.

FaceTime uses on-device intelligence to display the most prominent speakers on the call, automatically highlighting the current speaker by bringing them to the forefront. The size of the person's image then changes depending on how active they are being on the call. Apple also maintains full encryption regardless of whether you are having a one-to-one or group chat, so everything stays private. New emoji will also be available on Apple Watch and Mac with a free software update. A simple tap also brings a participant front and centre. Dual SIM support has been a standard feature on Android smartphones for years, but Apple has shown resistance towards it. Apple is the first company to introduce an unlocked version of eSIM that can be used by any global carrier supporting this technology. Your device should be using a Wi-Fi connection to download the over-the-air update. With this feature, iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and iPhone XR users can use a nano SIM and eSIM to get dual SIM functionality, letting them get an additional cellular plan without using a second SIM card.

First and foremost, iOS 12.1 will finally bring Group FaceTime to the iPhone.

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