Apple's latest iOS boasts camera depth control and dual SIM support

James Marshall
October 31, 2018

The Memoji allows you to design your own animated emoji, which can also be controlled by your facial expressions thanks to the combination of iPhones' extra sensors and updated software.

Apple has released iOS 12.1 to users, including South Africans, which brings an array of new features. Speaking of the camera, the update to iOS 12.1 also includes a fix for a bug many refer to as Beautygate, which was resulting in overly smoothed selfies taken with the iPhone XS and iPhone XR.

There are also new emotive smiley faces and emoji representing food like a mango, a cupcake, leafy greens and a bagel.

iOS 12.1 is officially available for iPhones and iPads.

More than the added number of simultaneous connections though, iOS 12.1 can also automatically detect the most active speakers.

It allows users to conduct FaceTime video conference calls with up to 32 participants. The update brings with a list of enhancements including support for Group FaceTime and 70 new emoji for the iPhone and iPad.


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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. Inactive callers will be placed on the bottom of the screen until they speak, said Apple.

Adds the ability for Battery Health to inform users that it is unable to verify if a genuine Apple battery is in iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max and iPhone XR. Users will be able to activate an additional cellular plan from a carrier without having to use a physical nano-SIM.

You'll find all the new ones in the same emoji keyboard you've been using already, but you can preview them all here if you're feeling impatient. One can tap a specific person's tile and bring them to center as well. Also, when calling more than one person, FaceTime displays a notification without any ringing noise and lets you instantly join a call without being disruptive.

And lastly, we have Dual SIM support.

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