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iPhone update: iOS 12.1 now available

iPhone update: iOS 12.1

Apple new update  iOS 12.1 is now available for iPhones and iPads. You can now update your iPhone or iPad to iOS 12.1, a minor upgrade of the operating system that comes with expected developments such as FaceTime group video calls, dual SIM support and the bald person emoji.

One month after the launch of the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max , the smartphones will be outfitted with some of the new software features advertised at the beginning of September. The update to iOS 12.1 released after Apple’s keynote today includes Dual SIM support for the two luxury models and the iPhone XR , which can be combined with a physical nano-SIM and a digital eSIM. For both connections a corresponding mobile phone contract is necessary, Telekom and Vodafone offer separate eSIM tariffs.

ios 12.1 update

Furthermore, Apple’s iOS 12.1 provides the depth control for the camera, users see the bokeh effect in portraits so that even before the triggering and can adjust it accordingly. The feature is available for iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max and iPhone XR. For more, but not all iOS 12 running devices, group video calls with up to 32 participants via FaceTime are possible after the update. The minimum requirement is the Apple chip A8X of the iPad Air 2 , on the smartphone, they only work from the iPhone 7 . Users of older iPhones and iPads can also participate in corresponding FaceTime chats, but only without the video presentation.

Apple brings more than 70 new emoji on iPhones and iPads that fixes the software bugs. Among them is the bug known as “Beautygate”, through which faces are smoothed unnaturally strong in selfies even without the use of a corresponding filter.

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