Before the long-awaited for many updates soon.

Apple has announced the exact release date of iOS 12.1 , the first major upgrade for iOS 12. iOS 12.1 will be available for all iPhone, iPad and iPod touch today, October 30, 20:00 Moscow time. The release will take place one hour after the presentation of Apple, which will showcase new iPad and Mac.

Apple not only announced the exact release date of iOS 12.1, but also reminded users, what innovations will occur in the system. The main new feature in iOS 12.1 is the ability to perform group video calls on FaceTime. In one group call can participate up to 32 people.

However, it is important to note that group video calling will not be available for users of iPhone 5s, iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. The owners of these iPhone models with the release of iOS 12.1 can perform only group audio calls for FaceTime. It is assumed that the limitation is due to the lack of performance on older iPhone models.

iOS 12.1 will be the most interesting update to the latest iPhone XS, Max XS iPhone and iPhone XR. iOS 12.1 will bring to the flagship Apple support “Depth”, which allows you to change the bokeh effect after the fact. In iOS 12.1 will support eSIM — electronic SIM cards that are embedded in all new Apple smartphones. In Russia, such “Sims” currently prohibited by law, so Russian users of the iPhone XS iPhone XS iPhone Max and XR, alas, will not be able to use the second SIM card.

In iOS 12.1 are added 70 new emojis, changes in the function of “Screen time” improvements in the Music app and, as stressed by Apple, Express performance. If you believe the announcement of the Apple iPhone and iPad running iOS 12.1 will be even faster.

iOS 12.1 will be released approximately at 20:00 Moscow time. The update will be available for installation after the presentation Apple text video stream be on this page.


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