You can now download iOS 12.1 beta 1 IPSW links and OTA update directly on your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch device.
Available to developers now and the first beta of iOS 12.1 is ready for testing who’re brave enough to install it onto a device. iOS 12.1 beta 1 brings with it the usual under-the-hood features that most people will not notice. With some bug fixes and brings with it the biggest addition which has been part of iOS 12 – Group Facetime with support for up to 32 people.
Note: It was announced originally as part of iOS 12 during WWDC earlier in 2018, Group FaceTime’s added support for 32 people in early beta releases of iOS 12 but was removed unfortunately for reasons unknown.
Now, Apple has tipped that the removal of a headline feature saying, it would come in future update. It looks like iOS 12.1 is the update that feature will finally make its arrival for the public at large.
Also included in iOS 12.1 is eSIM Dual-SIM support for iPhone XS, XS Max and eventually iPhone XR.
On iOS 12.1 betas, as they come and go ahead of its public release, we at TG will check and tell you the latest and rest assured we’ll be telling you should Apple decide that Group FaceTime for 32 people should do another disappearing act.
As far as the updates continue to flow even outside of the big annual update cycle that we have become accustomed to.
iOS 12.1 beta 1 can be downloaded as an IPSW link from developer.apple.com or from OTA update from Settings > General > Software Update section of the device, if you have already have installed a configuration profile set up.
Anyone who is registered as a developer can grab the new iOS 12.1 beta 1 update via Apple Developer Center.
We don’t know when iOS 12.1 will be made available to the general public or indeed how many beta releases we can expect to see before that happens. Fow now, we only have the features list and the release notes details alongside changes and everything you need to know.
Update x1: The latest eSIM dual-SIM support on iPhone XS and X Max will be available later this year. We actually do not have confirmation yet, but it’s likely that iOS 12.1 will enable this feature at some point during the beta cycle before the eventual release.
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