iOS 12.1 Reviews & Features
iOS 12.1 Group FaceTime
Apple just announced the release of iOS 12.1 at the iPad and Mac event today. iOS 12.1 focuses on group FaceTime, dual-SIM support, and ‘beautygate’ fix. Group FaceTime allows you to video chat with up to 32 people and supports stickers, video filters, and Animoji/Memoji. The feature was held back from iOS 12.0. This update adds an attractive feature of video bubble getting large for each person whenever they speak on the call.
iOS 12.1 eSIM Technology
iOS 12.1 also supports dual-SIM support for iPhone XS and XR, that will help to run two lines running on the same phone. One line will use your physical SIM slot while the other will use your eSIM technology.
iOS 12.1 Camera Features
Reports for iOS 12.1 even confirm that it should solve the issue of “beautygate” on iPhone XS and XR. Just after the launch of XS, people started complaining about what they perceived to be skin smoothing in their selfie photos. Apple has clarified that it is actually a bug. Apple even says this happens because the camera chooses the incorrect shot as the primary “smart HDR” frame. This iOS update will help users of iPhone XS/XR to adjust the depth of field / bokeh in the live preview of a portrait shot — not just after taking it.
iOS 12.1 Emoji
In the new update, Apple adds a slew of new emojis. There are over 70 new emojis. The list would include controversial bagel emoji, plus “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.” The new emoji will also come to watchOS and macOS by updating the devices to 12.1
Talking about the overall iOS 12.1 update, it improves upon the multi-person video chats, the flexibility of dual SIM, and fixed selfies on its latest smartphones.