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 6 months ago '17        #1
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Apple Releases iOS 12.1 With eSIM Support, Real-Time Depth Control, Group FaceTime, etc
 

 
Apple today released iOS 12.1, the first major update to the iOS 12 operating system designed for the iPhone and the iPad. iOS 12.1 comes more than a month after the September release of iOS 12 and a few weeks after iOS 12.0.1, a bug fix update.

The update is available on all eligible devices over-the-air in the Settings app. To access the update, go to Settings -> General -> Software Update. As with all iOS updates, iOS 12.1 is free to download.

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Today's update adds quite a bit of new functionality to iOS devices, especially Apple's newest models, the iPhone XS, XS Max, and XR.

iOS 12.1 brings support for the eSIM, a digital SIM that lets you activate a cellular plan from a carrier without the need to use a physical SIM card.

With eSIM support, dual-SIM functionality is available on the iPhone XR, XS, and XS Max, enabled through the existing physical SIM slot and the eSIM in all countries with the exception of China. In China, the new iPhones have two SIM card slots.

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Carriers will need to implement support for eSIM functionality to work even after it's been turned on in iOS 12.1. In the U.S., AT&T, Verizon, and T-Mobile plan to support eSIM.

Also for the iPhone XS, XS Max, and XR, the iOS 12.1 update introduces a new real-time Depth Control feature, which lets you adjust the depth of field of your Portrait Mode photos before you capture them.

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In earlier versions of iOS 12, Depth Control is only available for post-capture editing purposes. To use Depth Control when composing an image, tap on the "F" icon at the top of the screen and then drag the slider to adjust the amount of background blur in the image.

There are also new features that are coming to all iPhones and iPads. iOS 12.1 reintroduces the Group FaceTime feature that was removed from iOS 12 during the beta testing period because Apple needed more time to finish it.


Group FaceTime is designed to let iPhone, iPad, and Mac users conduct video and audio chats with up to 32 participants at one time, with new camera effect features like filters, stickers, Animoji, and Memoji included.

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Group FaceTime will be limited on older Apple devices. On iPhone 5s, iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, it will be available in an audio-only capacity with no video. Group FaceTime is not available on iPad mini 2, iPad mini 3, and iPad Air. Group FaceTime with video works on all other devices with an A8X processor or later.

Other FaceTime features are included in iOS 12.1 as well, such as automatic detection of active speakers to surface the icon of the person who is speaking, ringless notification to let you join a call without being disruptive, and Messages integration for starting a Group FaceTime call right from the Messages app from a group chat.

iOS 12.1 brings support for Unicode 11, adding more than 70 new emoji to iPhones and iPads. Options include face with hearts, woozy face, pleading face, red hair, white hair, superhero, raccoon, llama, peacock, mango, cupcake, bagel, and more.

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iOS 12.1 introduces Group FaceTime, adds over 70 new emoji, and includes support for Dual SIM with eSIM for iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and iPhone XR. This update also includes bug fixes and improvements.

Group FaceTime
Adds support for video and audio calls with up to 32 participants simultaneously
Encrypted end-to-end so your conversations remain private
Start Group FaceTime right from a group Messages conversation, or join an active call at any time

Emoji
Over 70 new emoji, including new characters with red hair, gray hair and curly hair, new emoji for bald people, more emotive smiley faces and additional emoji representing animals, sports and food

Dual SIM support
Introduces Dual SIM with eSIM which allows two numbers in one device for iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and iPhone XR

Other improvements and fixes
- Introduces Depth Control in Camera preview for iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and iPhone XR
- Improves cellular connectivity for iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and iPhone XR
- Adds the ability to change or reset your child's Screen Time passcode using Face ID or Touch ID
- Fixes an issue where the sharpest reference frame was not always selected in front-facing photos for iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and iPhone XR
- Resolves an issue that caused messages to be merged into one thread when two users were signed in with the same Apple ID on multiple iPhones
- Addresses an issue that prevented some voicemails from appearing in the Phone app
- Resolves an issue in the Phone app that could cause phone numbers to appear without their corresponding contact name
- Fixes an issue that could prevent Screen Time from reporting specific websites in the activity report
- Addresses an issue that could prevent adding or removing family members from Family Sharing
- Adds a performance management feature to prevent the device from unexpectedly shutting down, including the option to disable this feature if an unexpected shutdown occurs, for iPhone X, iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus
- Adds the ability for Battery Health to inform users that it is unable to verify if a genuine Apple battery is in iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and iPhone XR
- Improves reliability of VoiceOver in Camera, Siri, and Safari
- Fixes an issue that could cause MDM Device Enrollment to report an Invalid Profile error for some enterprise users

For information on the security content of this update, please visit this website:
visit this link https://support.apple.com/kb/HT201222
For more information on all of the new features that were introduced in Apple's iOS 12 update that preceded iOS 12.1, make sure to check out our iOS 12 roundup.

visit this link https://www.macrumors.com .. ases-ios-12-1/
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46 comments for "Apple Releases iOS 12.1 With eSIM Support, Real-Time Depth Control, Group FaceTime, etc"

 6 months ago '05        #2
ceo-of-hucworld 67 heat pts67
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It's going to be a lot of cheating going on with that dual sim feature.
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 6 months ago '05        #3
Y.G. 27 heat pts27
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 ceo-of-hucworld said
It's going to be a lot of cheating going on with that dual sim feature.
Why? It doesn't introduce anything that you couldn't already do with your phone.
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 6 months ago '05        #4
ceo-of-hucworld 67 heat pts67
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 Y.G. said
Why? It doesn't introduce anything that you couldn't already do with your phone.
Fair enough. I’m sure someone will manage to put another number on that sim and do all sorts of debauchery.

 6 months ago '15        #5
Teddy KGB 42 heat pts42
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No Group FaceTime with iPhone 6? Weak. I have an 8 plus but I got family with older phones.

 6 months ago '12        #6
AlBooBoo 18 heat pts18
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That group face time sounds dope I’m about to call the bros right now
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 6 months ago '15        #7
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 AlBooBoo said
That group face time sounds dope I’m about to call the bros right now
at you getting excited about outdated features

my gosh Apple is a joke.

Google Hangouts could do what group facetime does for YEARS now already.
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 6 months ago '17        #8
Mr Scaramucci 1032 heat pts1032 OP
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 suavehooper said
at you getting excited about outdated features

my gosh Apple is a joke.

Google Hangouts could do what group facetime does for YEARS now already.
WHO USING IT THOU
- Sent from Google+
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 6 months ago '15        #9
suavehooper 1469 heat pts1469
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 Mr Scaramucci said
WHO USING IT THOU
- Sent from Google+
Are you high? EVERYONE.

Most people that aren't suspect don't have an iphone

iphones are made for females. Any if you don't have an iphone and wanted to group chat some ladies, tell them to get hangouts app

you can download google hangouts on an Iphone. Most iphone users are dumb as rocks, so they probably didn't know that
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 6 months ago '16        #10
Kyr0s 
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Guess it’s time to update from the X ... I need that dual sim ASAP!
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 6 months ago '11        #11
Anti 11 heat pts11
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for my X bros who want depth feature Focos app.
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 6 months ago '12        #12
AlBooBoo 18 heat pts18
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 suavehooper said
at you getting excited about outdated features

my gosh Apple is a joke.

Google Hangouts could do what group facetime does for YEARS now already.
Get off my d*ck don’t worry about what I’m “excited” about.
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 6 months ago '16        #13
Homer Pimpson 
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we up

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 6 months ago '16        #14
Homer Pimpson 
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 suavehooper said
at you getting excited about outdated features

my gosh Apple is a joke.

Google Hangouts could do what group facetime does for YEARS now already.
Google Hangouts

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 6 months ago '15        #15
suavehooper 1469 heat pts1469
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 Homer Pimpson said
Google Hangouts

you are the epitome of an iphone user.

A male with female tendancies

"OOOH GIRRRL google hangouts isn't cool and hip enough to use"

Even though it does the same thing as a feature i have been waiting for years in facetime

lay off the rocks casual
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 6 months ago '17        #16
Lazy 4 heat pts
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 suavehooper said
at you getting excited about outdated features

my gosh Apple is a joke.

Google Hangouts could do what group facetime does for YEARS now already.
Google sucks at marketing and making phones and their features attractive

Think about it this way:

There are plenty of ugly women that will be there for you, cook, clean, support your dreams, etc

Does anyone actually go for those women if they have a choice?

Everyone wants the bad bi*ch

And in turn, if the bad bi*ch has SOME of those qualities it's a win

Apple isn't a joke

They just have a good grasp on human nature
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 6 months ago '18        #17
Johnjohn5555 
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they not gon like this



























andstans
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 6 months ago '04        #18
NBA Brawler 123 heat pts123
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Been running the beta for the past few weeks. Been waiting for the official release so I can try out the group facetime.

 Anti said
for my X bros who want depth feature Focos app.
You got something for that?


Last edited by NBA Brawler; 10-30-2018 at 04:14 PM..
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 6 months ago '15        #19
suavehooper 1469 heat pts1469
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 Lazy said
Google sucks at marketing and making phones and their features attractive

Think about it this way:

There are plenty of ugly women that will be there for you, cook, clean, support your dreams, etc

Does anyone actually go for those women if they have a choice?

Everyone wants the bad bi*ch

And in turn, if the bad bi*ch has SOME of those qualities it's a win

Apple isn't a joke

They just have a good grasp on human nature
you sound suspect as living hell
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 6 months ago '16        #20
Homer Pimpson 
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 suavehooper said
you are the epitome of an iphone user.

A male with female tendancies

"OOOH GIRRRL google hangouts isn't cool and hip enough to use"

Even though it does the same thing as a feature i have been waiting for years in facetime

lay off the rocks casual
n*gga that sh*t trash bozo aint nobody trying to use that Windows 95 OS
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 6 months ago '12        #21
GucciBoy347 39 heat pts39
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what’s this dual sim sh*t?
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 6 months ago '13        #22
AHernsGun 8 heat pts
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loaded for AM download
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 6 months ago '15        #23
suavehooper 1469 heat pts1469
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 Homer Pimpson said
n*gga that sh*t trash bozo aint nobody trying to use that Windows 95 OS
this is a perfect example of an iphone user whom is dumb as rocks
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 6 months ago '17        #24
Mr Scaramucci 1032 heat pts1032 OP
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 suavehooper said
this is a perfect example of an iphone user whom is dumb as rocks
Hell up
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 6 months ago '17        #25
Lazy 4 heat pts
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 suavehooper said
you sound suspect as living hell
That's because you're in denial

You never thought about why tech that's 5 years behind always makes the most profit?
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