Published: Wed, October 31, 2018
Hi-Tech | By Kristin Zimmerman

IOS 12.1 update released by Apple

IOS 12.1 update released by Apple

Furthermore, it puts the latest version significantly ahead of last year's iOS 11 which could be found running on just 52% of devices by November 8, 2017, nearly two months after release.

Supported devices should start getting the iOS 12.1 update in a few hours. FaceTime will automatically detect who the most prominent speakers are using "on-device intelligence".

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.

"If people in a conversation have already started a FaceTime session, Messages shows the active call in the conversation list and inside your conversations", said Apple.

The latest batch of new emoji have arrived, offering a compelling reason for iOS 11 users to upgrade to Apple's latest OS release. 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. The same day as Apple is holding an event in NY where it is expected going to launch new MacBook and iPad. The Cupertino giant launched its latest iPhone flagships, iPhone XS, XS Max and iPhone XR, alongside the latest iOS 12, which comes to older-gen iPhones as well, bringing major changes to iDevices.

Apple Watch owners can also install watchOS 5.1 today, which brings Group FaceTime audio calls, new emoji, and a new full-screen "Color" watch face.

AdvertisementIt also details improvements to Apple Music and more.

Ringless notification: When calling more than one person, FaceTime displays a notification that lets you instantly join a call without being disruptive. China is the only market where Apple will launch a different version of the new iPhones with two physical nano SIM card slots.

Advanced depth segmentation in Portrait mode enables more sophisticated portraits with professional-level bokeh.

With iOS 12.1, the company is upgrading the Depth Control feature for Portrait mode on the iPhone Xs with support for real-time preview.

Depth control was previously available in iOS 12 on compatible iPhones, but what's new in 12.1 is that the iPhone XS, XS Max, and XR can now perform depth adjustments live in the camera's viewfinder before a photo's even been taken.

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