Apple’s newest iOS update is out and full of major updates and performance improvements.
pple is constantly working on new features and more advanced technologies to keep our iPhones and iPads running smoothly. Whether it’s a major update that comes once per year or a point update that brings fixes and small but mighty features, here’s where to come to find out all about the latest updates to iOS.
What’s new in iOS?
October 30, 2018: Apple releases iOS 12.1
After many, many beta releases, iOS 12.1 is now available with a few new features and performance improvements. The biggest news is that group FaceTime is now available on iPhone and iPad, but there are a couple of additional new features, like Depth Control in real time preview and support for dual SIM support for iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and iPhone XR.
It was talked about, and even included in an earlier beta for iOS 12, but it’s finally publically available to everyone. You can video or audio chat with up to 32 people using FaceTime in iOS 12.1. Not only that, but you can also start a group FaceTime chat right from a group iMessage chat.
70 New Emoji
Speaking through illustrated emotions has become practically a new written language and that’s why the World Emoji Consortium is constantly updating and creating new symbols we can add to our repertoire. Apple is always up to speed on the latest 😄 and iOS 12.1 brings 70 new emoticons to the table, including cupcakes, freezing face, and the controversial bagel.
Depth Control in Camera
With iOS 12, Apple added the ability to change the level of depth perception in Portrait Mode photos, adjusting the bokeh effect and background blur. With iOS 12.1, you can view and adjust the depth perception in real time, before you even take the picture.
Dual SIM support
Apple’s latest line of iPhones, the iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and iPhone XR, all support dual SIM. In most countries, you get one nano-SIM card and one eSIM. In Mainland China, the iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and iPhone XR come with two nano-SIM cards.