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Apple Releases watchOS 5.1 and tvOS 12.1

31 October, 2018, 09:46 | Author: Ron Miles
  • iOS 12.1 will enable dual-SIM functionality on iPhone XS, XS Max, XR

Apple has a great support page for getting started with this feature, so be sure to check it out if you're looking to use two numbers on one device and with a supported carrier.

Today following its Brooklyn keynote event, Apple released iOS 12.1, the first major update since September's iOS 12 brought Shortcuts, Screen Time, and more.

Cook highlighted a few features shipping in 12.1, most notably a Group Facetime feature that will support a whopping 32 simultaneous participants.

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Apple today released watchOS 5.1 and tvOS 12.1 to the public. The new cameras on the iPhone Xs allow users to control the depth for Portrait mode pictures after taking the pictures - but with iOS 12.1, you will be able to control the depth of field in real-time when taking pictures, as well as after taking the shot. Your device should be using a Wi-Fi connection to download the over-the-air update.

Apple is finally bringing Dual Sim support to iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max and iPhone XR. The interesting thing about the new feature is the iPhone can track facial motion and automatically recognise them active speakers and brings to the forefront of the group chat.

"FaceTime changed the way people communicate and share important moments, and now with Group FaceTime, it's easy to chat with more people than ever before - from 2 to 32 people". If people in a conversation have already started a FaceTime session, Messages shows the active call in the conversation list and inside your conversations.

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Although all devices supporting iOS 12.1 can perform audio calls using Group FaceTime, only the iPhone 6S and later offer support for group video calls. One can tap a specific person's tile and bring them to center as well.

There are over 70 and they include the following emojis: bagel emoji, new characters with red hair, grey hair and curly hair, a new emoji for bald people, more emotive smiley faces and additional emoji representing animals, sports and food.

With iOS 12.1, iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max and iPhone XR gain dual-SIM support, featuring a Nano-SIM and digital eSIM.

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