In the Apple App Store, iOS users can download and read for free Apple's iPhone User Guide for iOS 12.1. The guide shows how to use many of the new features expected to be offered with the next build of iOS. For example, the listing for Group FaceTime mentions how users can have a video chat with up to 32 participants, including themselves. Directions on how to the feature are included. Group FaceTime was supposed to appear on iOS 12, but Apple pulled it when it felt that more work was needed. It has appeared on beta versions of iOS 12.1. Older models like the iPhone 5s, the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus will support Group FaceTime audio calls only.
Another interesting addition coming in iOS 12.1 to the camera allows users to adjust in real-time, the depth in pictures taken in portrait mode with the iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max and iPhone XR. The User Guide also tells you all about the improvements being made to Apple Music in iOS 12.1, including new artist pages, the ability to find out what songs your friends are listening to on the app, a list of the top 100 songs in the world, and a way to search for song titles by typing in the lyrics.
The App Store listing reveals that the User Guide weighs in at a rather hefty 400 pages. But it does provide easy to understand directions on how to implement some of the new capabilities you'll have available on your iPhone once iOS 12.1 is released. And that is expected to take place next week, possibly after Apple's new product event next Tuesday. We should see a new Apple iPad Pro, the Apple Pencil 2 and more introduced at the event.