Apple enables Group FaceTime, patches everything

Group FaceTime on a Mac

Group FaceTime on a Mac

Apple has shipped a raft of software updates for all its products: iOS, macOS, tvOS and Apple Watch, introducing Group FaceTime and a whole set of new Shortcuts actions

What updates has Apple shipped?

iOS 12.1

The new features include depth control in Camera Preview, Dual SIM Support, Group FaceTime, and more than 70 emoji additions.Apple Pay support hasn’t yet been extended to Europe. iOS 12.1 also includes support for Dual SIM on the iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max and iPhone XR. More importantly, it looks like this release improves cellular connectivity and makes selfies more accurate.

macOS Mojave 10.14.1

The update introduces support for group FaceTime calling, more than 70 new emoji,

watchOS 5.1

Release notes say the update means that when Apple Watch Series 4 automatically contacts emergency services if you are immobile for about a minute after detecting a hard fall, the watch will now also play a message that informs the responder that Apple Watch has detected a fall and shares your location coordinates when possible. Also fixes several bugs.

Shortcuts Gallery on an iPad Pro

Shortcuts Gallery on an iPad Pro

Shortcuts 2.1

The update introduces a range of new improvements, including new measurement conversions, weather integration,improvements to iCloud sharing and more. You can also set alarms and timers with the new Create Alarm, Toggle Alarm, and Start Timer actionsand get the most recent set of imported photos from the Photos app using the Get Last Import action. You can download the update at the App Store.

Stability fixes

For HomePod

HomePod 12 ushered in support for multiple timers, song lyric search, calendar support, and more. The latest update is a stability release.

For Apple TV

tvOS 12.1: A minor update with a few fixes, patches and improvements.

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Jonny Evans

Watching Apple since 1999. I don't say what they should do. I say what they might do. They sometimes do.

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