Published: Wed, October 31, 2018
Hi-Tech | By Preston Stone

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Etisalat announces e-SIM availability for the iPhone

With iOS 12 Apple insisted all its devices would be treated to a noticeable speed boost.

Today following its Brooklyn keynote event, Apple released iOS 12.1, the first major update since September's iOS 12 brought Shortcuts, Screen Time, and more. In its latest update, the company has added more features to Facetime. According to a report by 9to5Mac, quoting various telecom carriers have stated that they "are readying for an iOS 12.1 launch on October 30, coinciding with the rollout of eSIM support for iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and iPhone XR". Each of these variations is available across the full set of skin existing tones.

Now, after upgrading to the iOS 12.1, aforementioned phone owners can adjust the depth control (F16-F1.4) in real-time, before taking the picture. The Memoji allows you to design your own animated emoji, which can also be controlled by your facial expressions thanks to the combination of iPhones' extra sensors and updated software.

Apple has brought Group FaceTime with up to 32 people simultaneously and over 70 new emoji to iPhones and iPads via iOS 12.1. FaceTime will automatically detect who the most prominent speakers are using "on-device intelligence".

Additionally, one can start a group Facetime call directly from messages app. Apple also noted that all Facetime calls are protected by end-to-end encryption. The size of the person's image then changes depending on how active they are being on the call.

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Apple's "iPhone User Guide" for iOS 12.1 is a free download from iTunes. Participants who are not active will appear at the bottom of the screen until they speak.

The new emoji include red, gray and curly haired characters, "more emotive" smiley faces, and a range of new animals, sports and food. A simple tap also brings a participant front and center.

The three new iPhone models launched this year support dual SIM technology on an iPhone for the first time and will allow consumers to have two active connections.

In China, Hong Kong and Macau, the new iPhones have physical slots for a second nano-SIM, but in the rest of the world, it's a virtual eSIM.

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