Today, Apple released iOS 12.1.2 which is the fourth update in iOS 12 operating system since September. According to Apple’s release notes, they focus on addressing issues with eSIM activation and a cellular connectivity issue to make sure that it’s working properly and smooth experiencing for everyone.
eSIM functionality was first introduced in iOS 12.1 update and then expanded with iOS 12.1.1. Great news for everyone in U.S, all T-Mobile, Verizon, and AT&T espeically Sprint are now supporting the eSIM feature, as well as other multiple carriers around the world.
How to get this iOS 12.1.2? You can go into Settings on your iPhone, click General, you would be able to see software update to click it for download. It should be around 5 minutes awhile your Wi-Fi network is on and ready for download.
It looks like Apple could be ready making a new Smart Battery Case for the iPhone XS sometimes soon, and possibly for the iPhone XS Max and iPhone XR too according to several reports. Here’s the first photo leaked and you can see right side looks different than old case which it was Apple’s first Smart Battery Case designed for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6s then later released for iPhone 7.
One report saying that they found an icon in the watchOS 51.2 beta that shows the new Smart Battery Case. We shall will find it out very soon sometimes later into month of January. For furthering information about possibly new smart battery case for iPhone X, XS and XR made by Apple, here’s the link in below.
The long-rumored first-party clear case made by Apple is finally available and arrived. $39.99 is kind of little bit expensive, however it must be worth. What it looks like is hard clear case which is specifically designed for 6.1-inch iPhone XR. We think clear case is smart move by Apple because iPhone XR has color body that customers can feel some pride or show it off with anyone or relatives since it’s premium and worth case. There are many third-party manufactures that already offered clear cases over the years via Amazon however, there are mixed reviews due to common yellow over time. Obviously, Apple felt very strong about the iPhone XR color scheme and want its users to show off how much beautiful iPhone XR colors are. We have YouTube video explaining what it looks like and whatever it’s worth your money or go for third-party clear case via Amazon. Check out the clear case made by Apple designed for iPhone XR video here and let us know what’s your thought.
Apple had released iOS 12.1.1 almost about a week ago. The biggest question, how is it and is it much better than before? It brought with big new update which added several new features and bug fixes to the iPhone and iPad. It might be not much of changes but most importantly to see is Group FaceTime improvement and Dual SIM with eSIM for additional carriers on iPhone XR, iPhone XS, and iPhone XS Max. We have noticed that battery life and Wi-Fi are stable and fast than it used to be before. There are no issues on bluetooth, GPS and cellular data.
When iOS 12 was first coming out last September which in the same month Apple released all-new iPhone XS, XS Max and later iPhone XR, Group FaceTime wasn’t ready till iOS 12.1 then Dual SIM with eSIM arrived in iOS 12.1.1. There were some small issues with cellular data when going into office, building or transportation. However cellular looks much better with iOS 12.1.1. The battery life seemly getting better.
Let’s taking a look at the rest of the changes from iOS 12.1.1 in the below.
- 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 and VoiceOver
- 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
The iOS 12.1.1 update also brings some changes to Apple’s HomePod speaker:
- Support for HomePod in Mainland China and Hong Kong
- HomePod LEDs illuminate during Group FaceTime calls
You can watch the YouTube video in below to explain what’s new in iOS 12.1.1. Here’s the video in below. In order to get this update, you can go into Settings, click General then click for Software Update. It will take you about approximately five minutes or less if you leave Wi-Fi on. Most exciting is Group FaceTime which is 100% must. Enjoy the video.