Apple: iOS 12.1 Releases Oct. 30 with Group FaceTime, Depth Control, eSIM and More

Apple has just announced iOS 12.1 will drop on Tuesday, October 30, the same day as its special event in Brooklyn, New York:

iOS 12.1 will be available Tuesday, October 30, bringing Group FaceTime and more than 70 new emoji to iPhone and iPad. FaceTime changed the way people communicate and share important moments, and now with Group FaceTime, it’s easy to chat with more people than ever before — from 2 to 32 people. iOS 12.1 also brings Depth Control in real-time preview and Dual SIM support to iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max and iPhone XR customers.

The final release of iOS 12.1 will finally bring much-awaited Group FaceTime, over 70 new emoji, plus Depth Control in real-time for iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max and iPhone XR owners, along with dual SIM support, via the launch of eSIM.

In Canada, Bell will be supporting eSIM for iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max and iPhone XR owners.

Tomorrow’s release of iOS 12.1 is also expected to bring VoLTE and Extended Range LTE support for iPhone owners on Shaw’s Freedom Mobile, via carrier update.

Apple is rumoured to launch new iPad Pro models with thinner bezels and Face ID support, along with a new version of Apple Pencil. Other products expected to debut include a refreshed MacBook Air with Retina display and Mac mini updated for professionals.