IOS 12.1 coming October 30, activating eSIM support and more

About iOS 12.1's Group Face Time feature

About iOS 12.1's Group Face Time feature

The e-book, which serves as a digital manual for new iPhone users, now lists Group FaceTime as a iOS 12.1 feature.

While users are still enjoying the new features that came with iOS 12, reports about iOS 12.1 beta have been exciting.

AdvertisementIt also details improvements to Apple Music and more.

Apple tried to keep it on the down low by putting it in the one place where nobody would think to look - the "iPhone User Guide for iOS 12.1" hidden in the Apple Books store - but the cat is now out of the bag. Its iPhone User Guide has just been updated for iOS 12.1, and it confirms a number of big features are finally on the way.

According to the guide, anyone using an iPhone 5s, iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus will only be able to take advantage of Group FaceTime in audio, whereas newer devices will be able to take part in video calls.

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A bomb was also discovered Wednesday in the CNN mailroom addressed to former Central Intelligence Agency director John Brennan. Hours before his arrest, Sayoc was playing music sets at a Florida strip club where he had worked for two months.

Apple users will be able to scan a special QR code with their iPhone Xs, Xs Max, or Xr to set up the eSIM. For the first time ever, Apple has introduced dual-SIM support in iPhones, allowing users to have two cellular networks on a single device.

All 2018 iPhone support Dual-SIM Dual Standby (DSDS), which means both can get calls simultaneously, as both SIMs are active.

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

The feature was unfortunately delayed from the original launch of iOS 12, but we now know it will be included in the public version of iOS 12.1, which is expected to be released later this week to coincide with Apple's October 30th event.

Adding more to that, "carriers in the United States and Europe" have reportedly been instructed to start "deploying" the eSIM contracts from October 30.

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