Apple pushes out both iOS 12.1 and watchOS 5.1 adding several new features for both

Apple pushes out both iOS 12.1 and watchOS 5.1 adding several new features for both

As expected, Apple released iOS 12.1 today, adding several new features to the company's mobile operating system. Among them are Group FaceTime, which supports up to a 32-way group video chat on models ranging from the Apple iPhone 6s to the new 2018 iPhones. Older models from the iPhone 5s to the iPhone 6 will be able to make Group FaceTime audio calls. Additionally, 70 new emoji are supported in the new iOS build.

Those snapping portraits with the iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max and iPhone XR will be able to control the depth-of-field while setting up a portrait with iOS 12.1. While users can still control how blurry the background is after a portrait is processed, the new feature allows this to be handled while in real time preview. And thanks to iOS 12.1, the latest trio of Apple's iOS powered handsets now offer Dual SIM capabilities as the phones' eSIM chips are turned on.

To download and install iOS 12.1 on your iPhone or iPad, go to Settings > General > Software update. Make sure that you have your battery charged to at least 50% before starting the updating process. The update weighs in at 464.4MB.


Apple today also released watchOS 5.1 for the Apple Watch. Among the new features is one that allows a user to listen to Group FaceTime audio on his or her timepiece. And the new build of watchOS will support the aforementioned 70 new emoji being added with iOS 12.1. 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. The update to watchOS 5.1 also exterminates several bugs including one that prevented the Walkie-Talkie app from being properly installed, and also blocked users from receiving invitations through the Walkie-Talkie app.

To install watchOS 5.1 on your Apple Watch, go to the Apple Watch app on the iPhone and go to General > Software update. The timepiece needs to be sitting on a charger, in range of an iPhone, and the battery on the watch must be charged to at least 50%.

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16 Comments

1. gamehead unregistered

Split screen for iPhones, multiple user login, dark mode and so on please.

3. Peaceboy

Posts: 640; Member since: Oct 11, 2018

you must be talking iphone 11

8. rouyal

Posts: 1583; Member since: Jan 05, 2018

Android would have all that bloat you want and more.

10. Trex95

Posts: 2383; Member since: Mar 03, 2013

Apple doesn’t want android features that doesn’t even useful.

2. warrenellis93

Posts: 550; Member since: Jul 21, 2011

Judging by the picture you have to be gender confused to work at apple

4. currator

Posts: 13; Member since: Sep 23, 2016

Maybe it’s Tim Cook in disguise.

5. darkkjedii

Posts: 31310; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

That was stupid.

6. warrenellis93

Posts: 550; Member since: Jul 21, 2011

Were you offended?

11. darkkjedii

Posts: 31310; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Not at all, that was just stupid and uncalled for.

12. warrenellis93

Posts: 550; Member since: Jul 21, 2011

So you were offended

13. darkkjedii

Posts: 31310; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

No, that was just stupid and uncalled for.

14. warrenellis93

Posts: 550; Member since: Jul 21, 2011

Could you explain?

7. warrenellis93

Posts: 550; Member since: Jul 21, 2011

Were you offended?

9. rouyal

Posts: 1583; Member since: Jan 05, 2018

It’s Pat (snl reference)

15. andrea064

Posts: 3; Member since: Nov 01, 2018

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