Monday, 12 November, 2018

New Emoji Are Coming to Your iPhone in the iOS 12.1 Update

iOS 12.1 Group FaceTime Compatibility: Will Your Device Support It? iOS 12.1 to bring Group FaceTime, dual-SIM support
Wayne Curry | 31 October, 2018, 16:11

Earlier today, Apple rolled out iOS 12.1, the first major update to iOS 12 since its release a few weeks back. There are also additional enhancements built into FaceTime with the new update like automatic detection of active speakers which, ringless notification and messages integration. It automatically sizes each person's image depending upon how active they are in the conversation, based on duration of speech, volume and even motion. Inactive callers will be placed on the bottom of the screen until they speak, said Apple. One can tap a specific person's tile and bring them to center as well. While that feature wasn't available at launch, iOS 12.1 brings it to all compatible phones (XS, Max, XR).

With iOS 12.1, Apple brings video conference mode dubbed as Group FaceTime, which allows close to 32 people in a single video chat session. With iOS 12.1, users can now dynamically adjust the depth of field in real-time preview.

Apple is finally bringing Dual Sim support to iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max and iPhone XR. "We are working on a fix for an upcoming software update".

Apple iPhone XR, iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max in India now support dual-SIM support via the eSIM facility.

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The latest batch of new emoji have arrived, offering a compelling reason for iOS 11 users to upgrade to Apple's latest OS release.

Start Group FaceTime straight from a group Messages conversation or join an active call at any time. New emoji will also be available on Apple Watch and Mac with a free software update.

Another focus of this update is in adding emoji that represent our global community, and emoji such as a moon cake, a red gift envelope and a nazar amulet are also among the newest batch.

While that might not apply to most people - since you probably only have one phone number you ever use - those who need to access two will be able to do so via a combination of a physical SIM card and an embedded SIM, or "eSIM", for the other. Apple, however, doesn't even list Sprint as supporting the dual SIM iPhones just yet, and now the AT&T domino has fallen as well.

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