Apple Seeds First Beta of iOS 12.1 to Developers With Group FaceTime
Apple today seeded the first beta of an upcoming iOS 12.1 update to developers, just one day after releasing iOS 12, a major new version of the iOS software.
Registered developers can download the new iOS 12.1 beta from Apple’s Developer Center or over-the-air once the proper configuration profile has been installed from the Developer Center.
It’s not clear what features might be included in the iOS 12.1 beta, but Apple removed the Group FaceTime feature from iOS 12 ahead of its launch and promised to introduce it in a future update, which could be iOS 12.1.
The update may also feature new emoji that are said to be in the works and coming in an iOS 12 update later this year.
We’ll update this post with details on the new features that are included in iOS 12.1 once we’ve downloaded the software and have had time to check it out. Apple today also released a new beta version of Xcode, Xcode 10.1.
Update: The iOS 12.1 beta reintroduces support for Group FaceTime, a feature that was removed from iOS 12 ahead of its release. Apple needed more time to test Group FaceTime and said that it would be coming in a software update later this fall. Group FaceTime is designed to let you audio or video chat with up to 32 people at one time.
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