IOS 12.1 arrives today with Group FaceTime, new emoji, and more

About iOS 12.1's Group Face Time feature

If you've got one of these devices, head into Setting General Software update to download iOS 12.1. The update brings with a list of enhancements including support for Group FaceTime and 70 new emoji for the iPhone and iPad. The interesting thing about the new feature is the iPhone can track facial motion and automatically recognise them active speakers and brings to the forefront of the group chat. The size of the person's image then changes depending on how active they are being on the call.

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", Apple added. Make sure to give the new features a try and spam your friends with the new emoji tomorrow once the update starts rolling out. It adds support for dual SIM functionality on the iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max and iPhone XR as well as add Group FaceTime feature as well.

Apple Watch owners can also install watchOS 5.1 today, which brings Group FaceTime audio calls, new emoji, and a new full-screen "Color" watch face.

Saudis vow 'full' probe of Khashoggi murder, USA defence secretary says
He was a critic of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, the de facto Saudi ruler, who has purged rivals and consolidated power. Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir said those behind the killing would be prosecuted in the kingdom.

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, the company is upgrading the Depth Control feature for Portrait mode on the iPhone Xs with support for real-time preview.

Some users are claiming this issue may be related to those running iOS 12.1 beta on their iPhone. Even though iPhone's Portrait mode still struggles to work accurately with curly hair, etc., I feel like this is probably the biggest feature for me in iOS 12.1.

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That result would allow the current state government of the CDU and Greens to continue, albeit with a thinner majority. The dismal performance poured further scorn over Merkel's authority as a leader of the CDU.

With iOS 12.1, iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max and iPhone XR gain dual-SIM support, featuring a Nano-SIM and digital eSIM. Instead of actual dual physical SIMs, dual SIM support for the iPhone requires the use of a digital eSIM which is widely supported by U.S. operators but not in Malaysia.

Apple released iOS 12 back in September to much fanfare from its huge user base.

The iOS 12 makes the older phones like the iPhone 6+ and iPad Air much faster: 40 per cent faster app launches, 50 per cent faster keyboard opening, and nearly 70 per cent improvement in opening the camera, according to Apple.

Turkey wants 18 Saudis extradited over Khashoggi murder
Sanctions should come as "a European response" and be "clear and coherent.in all domains", the French leader said. Khashoggi had gone to the consulate for paperwork related to his planned marriage to Cengiz.

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