Download: iOS 12.1 Final Released For iPhone And iPad
You can now download iOS 12.1 final IPSW links and over-the-air OTA update. After going through a period of internal and external testing, Apple has officially deemed iOS 12.1 ready for public consumption, and, as such, has finally flicked the release switch.
The iOS 12.1 release is actually a decent one that most iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch owners are going to want to take advantage of.
First of all, the mysterious Group FaceTime functionality has made a reappearance with support for up to 32 individuals taking part in a single video call. This is also supported on macOS 10.14.1 and watchOS 5.1 so that users can instantly start interacting with it across multiple platforms. You will need to make sure you have a compatible device to take advantage of this feature as it won’t run on all devices. You can check out the compatibility of Group FaceTime feature here.
Away from Group FaceTime, iOS 12.1 also bring support for more than 70 new emoji characters that can be instantly used in messages, emails, and even social media compositions. Emoji characters are always going to be a popular addition to any Apple platform.
The Camera app has also had a slight amendment; Depth Control can now be adjusted in real-time, before the photograph is to be taken. This will work alongside the ability to adjust the bokeh on a photograph once it has been captured as well.
Apple has also introduced support for its own dual-SIM eSIM functionality for iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max which instantly allows user to have two active telephone numbers on the device. Carriers will need to roll out support for this, but at least it is now part of iOS 12.1. All-in-all, a fairly decent update for Apple’s iOS platform that should immediately appeal to most device owners who want to be on the latest publicly available firmware.
If you are ready to proceed and get iOS 12.1 on your compatible iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch, then you can grab it right now. If you head over to Settings > General > Software Update, the iOS 12.1 update should appear on your device and allow you to go through the process of an over-the-air (OTA) update. Alternatively, you can download the iOS 12.1 firmware IPSW file from the links below. Make sure you get the right one for your particular device.