IOS 12.1 to bring Group FaceTime, dual-SIM support

Apple confirms Group FaceTime, dual SIM support is coming in iOS 12.1

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And, finally, iOS 12.1 adds dual-SIM support for the iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and iPhone XR, which support an additional e-SIM, so you can use the same phone with two different cellular plans.

This new version of iOS 12 brings Group FaceTime to the operating system, along with Messages integration and Ringless notifications.

It's not actually clear when iOS 12.1 will land, but these features will definitely be in the mix.

Apple Insider reported that the revised "iPhone User Guide for iOS 12.1" talks about two major changes that iPhone users will receive upon rollout.

Apple has been working on getting iOS 12.1 ready for prime time via a beta process that is still ongoing, and while it may not quite be ready to go live just yet, the company has already released an updated user guide for the OS.

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This is exciting news as Apple had introduced group video calling feature at WWDC in June.

If you own one of the latest iPhones - iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max or iPhone XR - iOS 12.1 should be seen as a boon. The update enables the ability to make group video and audio calls on FaceTime with up to 32 people. This dual SIM support is a first for iPhones and will allow users more flexibility in the way they use their devices.

According to the report, the user guide in the eBook confirms that iOS 12.1 will have Dual SIM Dual Standby support.

U.S. and European Union carriers have reportedly been briefed to begin deploying eSIM contracts from 30 October, at which time users will be able to download iOS 12.1.

One clue that the public release of iOS 12.1 is coming soon is an update Apple made to the iOS 12 user guide that included acknowledgement of iOS 12.1 features.

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