Apple's iOS 12.1 will release on October 30th

About iOS 12.1's Group Face Time feature

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

Apple adds: "With iOS 12.1, users can now dynamically adjust the depth of field in real-time preview in addition to post-capture, enabling more control to create portraits with a handsome background blur". In addition to all these new features, the software update is also expected to bring some performance improvements and bugfixes. While that feature wasn't available at launch, iOS 12.1 brings it to all compatible phones (XS, Max, XR). Whereas, if you're a heavy FaceTime user, you can enjoy group FaceTime calling feature with up to 36 users at the same time, which is insanely awesome.

Once your device has finished installing the iOS 12.1 update, Group FaceTime should appear as an option and it's sure to be popular if you've got a lot of friends, and I mean a lot!

FaceTime now uses on-device intelligence to display the most prominent speakers on the call, automatically highlighting the current speaker by bringing them to the forefront. The size of the person's image then changes depending on how active they are being on the call.

You can check out the full set of features here. If people in a conversation have already started a FaceTime session, Messages shows the active call in the conversation list and inside your conversations.

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Etisalat is positioning itself as one of the first telcos in the world to offer e-SIM support for the new iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max and iPhone XR. A simple tap also brings a participant front and center. Apple will also release watchOS 5 alongside iOS 12.1 which should enable the ECG feature on the wearable.

Dual SIM support for the latest iPhone lineup is also coming.

T-Mobile will support Apple's dual SIM feature, but it's not available on T-Mo right now. Your device should be using a Wi-Fi connection to download the over-the-air update.

Apple's solution relies on "Dual SIM Dual Standby technology", which keeps both a physical SIM and an embedded eSIM - or a second physical SIM card in China - addressable simultaneously.

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