Download: iOS 12.1 Final For iPhone, iPad, iPod touch Released [Changelog Included]


Instead of jam-packing the release with a bevy of new features, Apple with iOS 12 chose to focus on enhancing the overall user experience. Portrait mode with Depth Control is also available on the TrueDepth camera for selfies.

This new version of iOS 12 brings Group FaceTime to the operating system, along with Messages integration and Ringless notifications. While users can still control how blurry the background is after a portrait is processed, the new feature allows this to be handled while in real time preview.

Group FaceTime is integrated into Messages, so you can initiate a group call from within that app.

Automatic detection of active speakers: FaceTime uses on-device intelligence to display the most prominent speakers on the call, automatically highlighting the current speaker by bringing them to the forefront. Apple also maintains full encryption regardless of whether you are having a one-to-one or group chat, so everything stays private.

Apple has published an updated iPhone User Guide for iOS 12.1 ahead of its public release.

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iOS 12.1 will enable a number of new features on the iPhone XS and iPhone XR. One can tap a specific person's tile and bring them to center as well.

Dual-SIM support is something that Apple promised with the launch of the new range of iPhones, and now it's here.

And lastly, we have Dual SIM support.

U.S. and European Union carriers have reportedly been briefed to begin deploying eSIM contracts from 30 October, at which time users will be able to download iOS 12.1.

The Cupertino-based firm went on: "Emoji are used by people all over the world to communicate and iOS 12.1 brings even more characters to the keyboard that better represent global users, including new emoji for moon cake, red gift envelope and nazar amulet". With this feature, iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and iPhone XR users can use a nano SIM and eSIM to get dual SIM functionality, letting them get an additional cellular plan without using a second SIM card.