IOS 12.1 supports dual-SIM, group FaceTime, and stops ‘fixing’ selfies

Apple's first 5G iPhone could launch in 2020

iOS 12.1, available Tuesday, will give iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and iPhone XR users dual SIM support, featuring a nano-SIM and digital eSIM. Portrait mode with Depth Control is also available on the TrueDepth camera for selfies.

Though not unexpected - Apple often releases new versions of iOS on the same day as hardware events - it is somewhat unusual for Apple to confirm the launch date before the actual event.

Apple made the announcement on its Newsroom blog and insisted dual SIM support would also arrive for the iPhone Xs, Xs Max and XR in the new software. The update is still just as fast as iOS 12, so you really don't have to worry about performance degradation here. When an invitation is received, people can choose to join using audio or video from iPhone, iPad and Mac.

FaceTime will now include the automatic detection of active speakers, displaying also the most prominent speakers on the call as priority.

Emoji lovers can also rejoice as the Cupertino company is introducing 70 emojis through this update including a freezing face, a pleading face, lettuce, cupcakes, and an infinity symbol. It will automatically size each person's image depending upon how active they are in the conversation, based on duration of speech, volume, and motion.

Tavernier apologises to fans following Rangers cup exit
They deserve to go through because they created that bit of magic in the business end of the box and punished us on a set piece. Rangers were beaten 1-0 at Hampden despite dominating much of the match due to Lewis Ferguson's late victor .

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.

Participants who are not active will appear at the bottom of the screen until they talk.

What's an iPhone update without a new emoji? But Apple is already working on the next update, iOS 12.1, to bring newer features that users will love.

In particular, Apple highlighted new llama, mosquito, kangaroo and lobster characters arriving on the fresh operating system. With iOS 12.1, users can now dynamically adjust the depth of field in real-time preview.

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