The first major iOS 12 update is already available publicly. The new version of the operating system contains new emoji and activates the functions that were presented to us at the Worldwide Developer Conference. Below we will tell you about all the changes in iOS 12.1.
1. More than 70 new Emoji
Just for the sake of this change alone, it is worth upgrading to iOS 12.1. The new version contains more than 70 new Emoji! Among them are characters with gray, red, curly hair, and also bald characters.
2. FaceTime Conferences
Apple has finally added a feature presented at the Worldwide Developers Conference. With iOS 12.1, you can create FaceTime conferences in which up to 32 users can participate. Instead of one interlocutor, as before, you can add several. The function works on the same principle as group chats in Messages.
The Message application has been integrated with FaceTime, and now you can invite interlocutors in a video conference using the link in the group chat.
FaceTime conferences are supported only on devices with an A9 processor and newer: iPhone 5S, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPad Air, iPad Mini 2, iPad Mini 3, iPad Mini 4 and iPod Touch 6 generation.
3. Control the Depth effect.
This feature is only available on the new iPhone XR, iPhone XS, and iPhone XS Max. On them it was already possible to adjust the degree of blurring of the background in the finished photos, and now it can be done in real time during the shooting! In the “Portrait” mode, a new slider has appeared, allowing you to adjust the blur.
4. Support eSIM
In iOS 12.1, Apple activated eSIM technology support for the iPhone XR, iPhone XS, and iPhone XS Max. Now owners of new smartphones in some countries will be able to activate additional numbers. You can even add a tariff only for the mobile Internet, which is very convenient.
5. Top 100 in Apple Music
New Top 100 Playlists have appeared on Apple Music. They will have daily rankings of the best songs of your country, of the whole world, as well as of various genres.
6. Correction of “beauty filter”
Apple fixed a bug with a beauty filter on selfies made on the new iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max. The company had to change photo processing algorithms for this. Now, selfies will look more natural with no smoothing effect.