Apple has been seeding developer and public betas of its planned update for its popular platforms, and now the official release is here.
Update: Apple has also released the latest update to macOS Mojave. Apple has released macOS 10.14.2, and it’s available now as a free download. macOS Mojave 10.14.2 can be downloaded and installed from the Software Update option within the System Preferences app.
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On Wednesday, Apple launched the latest updates for iOS and tvOS. Each of the new versions are relatively minor in scale, even if the latest release for iOS adds some important features to the mix. The newest updates for the popular platforms are available now as a free download and install, with details below.
iOS 12.1.1 does include new features, including the ability to see more details regarding notifications using haptic touch on an iPhone XR, expanding eSIM support on Apple’s newest iPhones, Live Photo capture when in a one-on-one FaceTime call, and more. iOS 12.1.1 also makes it easier to switch cameras when you are in a FaceTime call, reducing the movement down to just a single tap. Users will also be able to hide the sidebar in the News app when using it in landscape mode on an iPad.
The new software also includes a variety of bug fixes, including a persistent one tied to Face ID becoming unavailable for extended periods of time. A bug that caused some visual voicemail messages not to download has been fixed, as well as fixes for some predictive text suggestion issues.
Here are the release notes for the latest update to iOS 12:
iOS 12.1.1 adds features and fixes bugs for your iPhone and iPad. Features and improvements include:
- Notification preview using haptic touch on iPhone XR
- Dual SIM with eSIM for additional carriers on iPhone XR, iPhone XS, and iPhone XS Max
- One tap to flip between the rear and front-facing camera during a FaceTime call
- Live Photo capture during one-to-one FaceTime calls
- The option to hide the sidebar in News on iPad in landscape orientation
- Real-time text (RTT) when using Wi-Fi calling on iPad and iPod touch
- Stability improvements for dictation and VoiceOver
Bug fixes include:
- Fixes an issue where Face ID may temporarily become unavailable
- Addresses an issue that prevented visual voicemail from downloading for some customers
- Fixes an issue in Messages that could prevent predictive text suggestions when typing on the Chinese or Japanese keyboards
- Addresses an issue that could prevent Voice Memos recordings from uploading to iCloud
- Fixes an issue where time zones may not have updated automatically
This release also adds features and fixes bugs for HomePod including:
- Support in Mainland China and Hong Kong
- HomePod LEDs illuminate during Group FaceTime calls
For information on the security content of this update, please visit this website: https://support.apple.com/kb/HT201222
Supported iOS device owners can simply update to the new software via the Software Update option within the Settings app.
For owners of the latest iterations of the Apple TV, the newest version can be downloaded and installed through the Settings app. The update can also be automatically downloaded and installed if you have automatic updates turned on.
The new software updates are available now.