Group FaceTime is Finally Coming to Apple Devices Courtesy of iOS 12.1

iOS 12.1 Group FaceTime Compatibility: Will Your Device Support It?

With iOS 12.1, Apple brings video conference mode dubbed as Group FaceTime, which allows close to 32 people in a single video chat session.

With iOS 12 Apple insisted all its devices would be treated to a noticeable speed boost. There's a good handful of older iPhones and iPads that, while they are able to run iOS 12, won't support video for Group FaceTime - instead they'll be limited to audio-only on these calls.

FaceTime will now include the automatic detection of active speakers, displaying also the most prominent speakers on the call as priority. It automatically sizes each person's image depending upon how active they are in the conversation, based on the duration of the speech, volume and even motion.

Participants who are not active will appear at the bottom of the screen until they talk. A simple tap also brings a participant front and centre.

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Apple's recently launched operating system is not a radical change from its predecessor, but it introduces new features that could change the way you use your smartphone.

The iOS update also adds more than 70 new emoji, including bald, red, and curly-haired characters.

Apple's October 30th event is expected to see the debut of new iPad Pro and Mac devices, with the long-ignored Mac mini set to get some much-needed love.

Some users are claiming this issue may be related to those running iOS 12.1 beta on their iPhone.

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Depth control was previously available in iOS 12 on compatible iPhones, but what's new in 12.1 is that the iPhone XS, XS Max, and XR can now perform depth adjustments live in the camera's viewfinder before a photo's even been taken.

Additionally, one can start a group Facetime call directly from messages app. Apple also noted that all Facetime calls are protected by end-to-end encryption. With iOS 12.1, users can now dynamically adjust the depth of field in real-time preview in addition to post-capture, enabling more control to create portraits with a lovely background blur.

One new iPhone camera trick highlighted during Apple's September keynote this year was the ability to adjust the level of background blur in Portrait mode shots.

"Available for free through Apple Books, the revised "iPhone User Guide for iOS 12.1" is largely unchanged from a previous version created for iOS 12", Apple Insider reported on Friday.

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Apple's solution relies on "Dual SIM Dual Standby technology", which keeps both a physical SIM and an embedded eSIM - or a second physical SIM card in China - addressable simultaneously.

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