Rejoice. The New Apple Emojis Are Here at Last

Judy Cobb
October 30, 2018

The document confirms a number of new features are on the way in this update, including Group FaceTime and Dual SIM support for the latest iPhone lineup.

Apple also introduced depth control for portrait photos for the new iPhones, at the launch.

The e-book, which serves as a digital manual for new iPhone users, now lists Group FaceTime as a iOS 12.1 feature. While that feature wasn't available at launch, iOS 12.1 brings it to all compatible phones (XS, Max, XR).

Originally announced back in June at WWDC, Group Facetime will allow up to 32 people to FaceTime together at one time.

Messages integration: Group FaceTime is integrated into the Messages app, making it easy to start a Group FaceTime right from a group iMessage chat.

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Automatic detection of active speakers: FaceTime 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.

Once you've updated, you'll find some new features to play with.

iOS 12.1 also adds dual-SIM support for iPhone XS and XR, so you'll be able to have two lines running on the same phone. The update adds a new full-screen "Color" watch face that is available in various colors for the new Series 4 version of the smartwatch. One can tap a specific person's tile and bring them to center as well.

The Cupertino-based firm went on: "Emoji are used by people all over the world to communicate and iOS 12.1 brings even more characters to the keyboard that better represent global users, including new emoji for moon cake, red gift envelope and nazar amulet". Apple will allow its latest iPhone users to have a standard physical SIM and an embedded eSIM for using dual cellular networks simultaneously. The update is still just as fast as iOS 12, so you really don't have to worry about performance degradation here.

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