The Best New Features In iOS 12.1

iOS 12.1 Group FaceTime Compatibility: Will Your Device Support It?

That's despite Apple rolling out the iOS 12.1 software update that unleashed the dual-SIM features of its new iPhones. This essentially improves the Portrait shot with "professional-level bokeh" look.

Apple is finally bringing Dual Sim support to iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max and iPhone XR.

When the 2017 flagships launched previous year, Apple said that the "models include hardware updates that allow a more advanced performance management system that more precisely allows iOS to anticipate and avoid an unexpected shutdown".

Then, in early 2018, iOS 11.3 rolled out with a new Battery Health section specifically made for older iPhone models: the iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone SE, iPhone 7, and iPhone 7 Plus. You'll have to have a word with your network provider and, obviously, stump up some more money each month for a separate plan.

It is very important to note that the physical SIM will be used as the main SIM card by default.

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These machines included 8GB of 1600MHz LPDDR3 onboard memory, up to 12 hours of battery life, and a 720p FaceTime HD camera. The starting price is now $1,199, and that's with 8 GB of RAM , 128 GB of storage, and a 1.6 GHz Intel Core i5 processor.

Other new features include ringless notification, which lets you join calls without disrupting the conversation with rings, and the integration of FaceTime into the Messages app. FaceTime also becomes more secure with the addition of end-to-end encryption for both one-to-one chats and group chats. The app supports stickers, video filters, Animoji/Memoji, and each call participant's video bubble gets larger whenever they speak.

And it sizes each person's image depending on how active they are based on the duration of speech, motion and volume. A simple tap also brings a participant front and centre. You can use the same camera effects available in Messages to add stickers, filters or appear to friends and family as an Animoji or Memoji.

This should be pretty self-explanatory. That's actually a good thing since iOS 12.1 adds a number of new features which would have been a good way to justify any decline in performance.

Plus there are new emoji for animals like a raccoon, a llama, a kangaroo, a mosquito, a lobster and a swan. There are more than 70 new emoji included in iOS 12.1, like characters with red hair, gray hair, and curly hair, a new emoji for bald people, food like a bagel and a cupcake, and sports items like a frisbee and a skateboard.

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