Additionally, Apple Watch, Apple TV, and Mac software updates are also expected in order to keep up with iOS. In its latest update, the company has added more features to Facetime. FaceTime will automatically detect who the most prominent speakers are using "on-device intelligence". 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. A simple tap also brings a participant front and centre. Apple didn't explain why this planned feature had been delayed, but promised it would appear "in a future software update later this fall".
When initiating a new group call, the FaceTime app enables adding multiple contacts at once then choosing whether to start an audio or video call. According to a report by 9to5Mac, quoting various telecom carriers have stated that they "are readying for an iOS 12.1 launch on October 30, coinciding with the rollout of eSIM support for iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and iPhone XR". If people in a conversation have already started a FaceTime session, Messages shows the active call in the conversation list and inside your conversations.
When calling more than one person, FaceTime displays a notification that lets you instantly join a call without being disruptive.
In the wake of Apple's iOS 11 release previous year, Apple was hit with a barrage of complaints regarding system stability and performance.
In a statement, Apple said "advanced depth segmentation" in the device's portrait camera mode will also give users control over the depth of field in real-time preview, in addition to post-capture.
One of the huge features arriving in iOS 12.1 is Apple's adjustable bokeh - background blur - for Portrait Mode photos. Instead of actual dual physical SIMs, dual SIM support for the iPhone requires the use of a digital eSIM which is widely supported by USA operators but not in Malaysia.