Group FaceTime and Dual SIM Support confirmed by Apple

If you were eagerly waiting for group video chats with your friends and family over FaceTime then we have a good news for you. Finally, the group video chat feature is coming to Apple devices with the release of iOS 12.1 which is expected to launch on any day next week.

The new iPhone User Guide for iOS 12.1 mentions about this new feature that this feature will be coming for FaceTime on Apple devices with the release of iOS 12.1.

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However, not every Apple device which is upgradable to iOS 12 and later will get Group FaceTime. The iPad Mini 2, iPad Mini 3, and iPad Air won’t get this feature while for older smartphones which include iPhone 5S, iPhone 6, and iPhone 6 Plus will only be limited to audio-only group calls on FaceTime.

It looks like that the older devices just don’t have enough hardware capability to be able to support up to 32 people video chatting on the same call. So, if you have an older device then you probably will have to upgrade before using this feature to its full potential.

Along with that, there is also mention in iOS 12.1 Guide about a new feature, the support for dual SIM access in the latest iPhone models which includes iPhone XS, XS Max, and XR. 

These new models have the hardware support for dual SIM but now they will also get the software support too and these newer models will be able to support dual SIM after the release of iOS 12.1.

iOS 12.1 is expected to be released on any day in the next week, however, no date is confirmed.

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