Apple Released iOS 12.1.1 With New FaceTime Interface, Haptic Touch Notifications On iPhone XR, And More

Apple has just released the third update to the iOS 12 operating system, you can download the update through Settings - General - Software Update.  iOS 12.1.1 reintroduces the ability to take a Live Photo while on a FaceTime call, Apple also tweaked bottom bar that includes quick access buttons for muting a call and flipping the camera in the FaceTime app.

In addition, iOS 12.1.1 brings support for Haptic Touch with notifications on iPhone XR, allows you to expand notifications on the Lock screen through a long press to see additional content. Furthermore, the release notes says that Dual-SIM now works with more carriers on iPhone XS, XS Max, XR, you can hide the sidebar in the News app when you place your iPad in landscape mode.
iOS 12.1.1 adds features and fixes bugs for your iPhone and iPad. Features and improvements include:

- Notification preview using haptic touch on iPhone XR
- Dual SIM with eSIM for additional carriers on iPhone XR, iPhone XS, and iPhone XS Max
- One tap to flip between the rear and front-facing camera during a FaceTime call
- Live Photo capture during one-to-one FaceTime calls
- The option to hide the sidebar in News on iPad in landscape orientation
- Real-time text (RTT) when using Wi-Fi calling on iPad and iPod touch
- Stability improvements for dictation along with VoiceOver

Bug fixes include:

- Fixes an issue where Face ID may temporarily become unavailable
- Addresses an issue that prevented visual voicemail from downloading for some customers
- Fixes an issue in Messages that could prevent predictive text suggestions when typing on the Chinese or Japanese keyboards
- Addresses an issue that could prevent Voice Memos recordings from uploading to iCloud
- Fixes an issue where time zones may not have updated automatically

This release also adds features and fixes bugs for HomePod including:

- Support in Mainland China and Hong Kong
- HomePod LEDs illuminate during Group FaceTime calls

For information on the security content of this update, please visit this website:
Aside from iOS 12.1.1, Apple also released the tvOS 12.1.1 and macOS 10.14.2 with mirror bug fixes and speed improvements. Meanwhile, Apple still holds watchOS 5.1.2 with ECG support in beta testing.
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