Apple confirms iOS 12.1 shipping today with 32-person Group Facetime

Apple confirms iOS 12.1 shipping today with 32-person Group Facetime

Apple confirms iOS 12.1 shipping today with 32-person Group Facetime

eSIM support will thus turn the iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max and iPhone XR into dual-SIM phones, the first of its kind from Apple.

Apple's October 30th event is expected to see the debut of new iPad Pro and Mac devices, with the long-ignored Mac mini set to get some much-needed love.

It will change several features on your phone itself, such as time and date format, but will ensure you can use the ECG function no matter where you live.

With that, we get confirmation that the anticipated Group FaceTime feature is ready to go, after it was announced as an iOS 12 feature and then subsequently removed. Instead of jam-packing the release with a bevy of new features, Apple with iOS 12 made a decision to focus on enhancing the overall user experience. Fortunately for us all, they've refrained from highlighting the notch, hiding it by keeping the top area of the display solid black. During a group call, Facetime will automatically detect the active participant and bring them to the forefront.

Group FaceTime With iOS 12.1 you can engage in FaceTime conversations with up to 32 people at once - should the need arise.

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Start Group FaceTime straight from a group Messages conversation or join an active call at any time. If you're already in a call and would like to add more participants, that's easy too. You can always then reset the region afterwards.

But now the functionality has arrived with the release of iOS 12.1 today.

The software update was 470.2MB when checked by MyBroadband on an iPhone X. Chief among these is the introduction of Group FaceTime, however there are a few caveats. It also comes new emoji for softball, frisbee and lacrosse, while outdoor adventurers will enjoy new characters for luggage, compass and a hiking boot to accompany the existing climbing emoji.

It also fixes the charging woes of some devices and brings an end to the soft selfies that were coming out of new iPhone XS, XS Max and XR units. But you can also tap to bring that participant to the front and center.

Apple has not specified a release date for iOS 12.1, though beta versions have been in testing since mid-September.

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