Apple Releases iOS 12.1 With Group FaceTime, 70 New Emoji, More

iOS 12.1 Depth Effect Editing Live Camera View

Apple today released iOS 12.1 to the public in line with its announcement yesterday. iOS 12.1 comes with a number of new features and enhancements and adds some features that Apple had first demoed back at WWDC this year including Group FaceTime.

Group FaceTime, in particular, will make a lot of users happy as it allows for up to 32 people to be in a video call at once. FaceTime is also getting plenty of other new features as a part of iOS 12.1 including automatically detecting and highlighting the active speaker in a group call, integration with Messages app, and Ringless notification.

As for real-time Depth Control effect control, the iPhone XS and iPhone XR already offer bokeh adjustment after taking a Portrait photo but this will allow users to change the Portrait depth effect in real time. iOS 12.1 will also fix the BeautyGate issue plaguing the selfies taken from the iPhone XS and iPhone XR series.

Other bug fixes that are a part of iOS 12.1 include improved reliability of VoiceOver in Camera, Siri, and Safari, fixed the issue where were users unable to add or remove members from Family Sharing, and more. You can read everything that’s new with iOS 12.1 here.

Alongside iOS 12.1, Apple has also released watchOS 5.1, macOS Mojave 10.14.1 with Group FaceTime support.