Published: Wed, October 31, 2018
IT | By Darin Griffith

Apple's iOS 12.1 software update should land tomorrow

Apple's iOS 12.1 software update should land tomorrow

If you've got one of these devices, head into Setting General Software update to download iOS 12.1.

Some users are claiming this issue may be related to those running iOS 12.1 beta on their iPhone. Apple iPhone 5s, iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus will support only Group FaceTime audio-calls and not video calls. But this is not the dual SIM support that we're used to here in Malaysia. FaceTime is video chat between iPhones, and it kind of makes sense for two people if you grew up watching The Jetsons. While that feature wasn't available at launch, iOS 12.1 brings it to all compatible phones (XS, Max, XR).

Advanced depth segmentation in Portrait mode enables more sophisticated portraits with professional-level bokeh. Earlier, it was possible to control the depth of field only post-capture. 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.

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iOS 12.1 will also bring new emojis that will come to iPhone and iPad.

Explaining the new feature, Apple continued: "With iOS 12.1, FaceTime is more fun and flexible, with simple ways to add another person, join an active FaceTime call, or use the same camera effects available in Messages to add stickers, filters or appear to friends and family as an Animoji or Memoji".

Essentially, Smart HDR was choosing the wrong base frame for HDR processing when you took a selfie. The result is a loss of detail that looks like smoothing on the front camera. And it's fixed now.

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iOS 12.1 will also roll out dual SIM support for more recent iPhone models, meaning you'll be able to manage two different numbers on a single device... which doesn't sound at all shifty.

In China, Hong Kong and Macau, the new iPhones have physical slots for a second nano-SIM, but in the rest of the world, it's a virtual eSIM. The country's largest telecom operator, Vodafone-Idea is still not supporting the eSIM feature in the country.

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