Published: Wed, October 31, 2018
Technology | By Nina Perez

Here’s What’s New in iOS 12.1, Available Today

Here’s What’s New in iOS 12.1, Available Today

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Group Facetime for up to 32 simultaneous participants, coming to iOS 12.1.

FaceTime changed the way people communicate and share important moments and "now with Group FaceTime, it's easy to chat with more people than ever before, from two to 32 people", Apple said in a statement late Monday.

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. Apple tried to keep it on the down low by putting it in the one place where nobody would think to look - the "iPhone User Guide for iOS 12.1" hidden in the Apple Books store - but the cat is now out of the bag. The interesting thing about the new feature is the iPhone can track facial motion and automatically recognise them active speakers and brings to the forefront of the group chat.

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When Apple released iOS 12 back in September, it was missing one of the most interesting new features in the form of Group FaceTime.

iOS 12.1 adds over 70 new emoji, including people with different hair colours such as red and grey, as well as bald people. Once the editing interface is loaded, you'll see a new horizontal slider lining the bottom of the screen - by default it sits at f/4.5 for the standard amount of background blur, but you can also adjust it from a max blur of f/1.4 all the way down to f/16. Users will be able to activate an additional cellular plan from a carrier without having to use a physical nano-SIM. A simple tap also brings a participant front and center. When calling more than one person, FaceTime will show a notification that'll let you instantly join a call without being distruptive, and Apple also says that all FaceTime calls are end-to-end encrypted so that they remain private.

And lastly, we have Dual SIM support.

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