Apple has started rolling out the updated versions of iOS, macOS, and tvOS. This new updates bring the version numbers of these operating systems to iOS 12.1.1, tvOS 12.1.1, and macOS Mojave 10.14.2. Apple also launched HomePod 12.1.1 update for the HomePod speakers. Also Read - RAEGR MagFix Arc M1300 review: Affordable iPhone 12 magnetic car chargerAlso Read - iPhone 12 series helped Apple beat Samsung to become the top smartphone player in Q4 2020
These updates bring a number of improvements to the software including changes in the FaceTime call, expanding haptic touch feature for iPhone XR, and eSIM support for more carriers in case of the latest iPhone devices. This update also comes along with other under the hood improvements and optimizations though, there are no major feature additions. Also Read - Apple may be making MagSafe magnetic battery pack for its new iPhones
Talking about the FaceTime improvements, iOS now allows users to take Live Photos during FaceTime calls given that the feature is enabled on the other end. The update also allows users to easily switch between the front and the back camera with one tap. The iOS update also allows users to now hide the sidebar in the News app on iPad when in the landscape orientation.
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Apple’s macOS Mojave 10.14.2 introduces real-time text (RTT) support for Wi-Fi calling while adding a menu item in the News app so that users can open stories in Safari, and fixing issued in iTunes playback in case of third-party AirPlay speakers.
Last but not least, the HomePod 12.1.1 update brings support for Mainland China and Hong Kong regions as the company prepares to launch its smart speakers in the Chinese market. This update also allows users to connect to your HomePod while on a FaceTime call with anyone and upon connecting, the LED lights of the speaker will light up as a visual cue.