The unexpected decision by Apple.

iOS 12.1 will not be the most interesting update for millions of Russians. The reason is that the biggest innovation iOS 12.1 will not work on older iPhone and iPad models. We are talking about group video calls on FaceTime, which was to appear in the final version of iOS 12.

Apple told the details about the update, iOS 12.1, to be released after the presentation on 30 October. As it turned out, group video calling using FaceTime will not be available on all iPhone and iPad models. A new feature, which is a key innovation of iOS 12.1, will not work on iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPad mini 2, iPad mini 3 and iPad Air.

All these devices will be given only to support the regular group calls on FaceTime without video. Thus, Apple did not completely deprive users of older iPhone and iPad models.

However, Apple’s decision has caused a lot of criticism from users. The fact that Apple never said that group video calling using FaceTime will not work on older devices. This is not mentioned neither in the presentation of iOS in June 12 nor in the descriptions of beta versions of updates.

It is expected that the final version of iOS 12.1 will be released immediately after the Apple presentation on October 30.

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