The American tech giant said: "iOS 12.1 will be available Tuesday, October 30, bringing Group FaceTime and more than 70 new emoji to iPhone and iPad". That means it'll support up to 32 users at once - more importantly, it'll automatically feature the person that's speaking so your giant calls don't descend into chaos.
It will change several features on your phone itself, such as time and date format, but will ensure you can use the ECG function no matter where you live.
The services will be available on these Apple phones following the release of iOS 12.1 later today.
As always, you can find the iOS update by going to Settings followed by General and then selecting Software Update. The firmware enables the dual-SIM support of the iPhone XS, XS Max and XR, brings Group FaceTime calls with support for up to 32 people at once and adds some 70 new emoji characters. The interesting thing about the new feature is the iPhone can track facial motion and automatically recognise them active speakers and brings to the forefront of the group chat.
The feature integrates with iMessage as well, meaning you can easily call your iMessage group from the Messages app anytime you want, and members can join at any time, even after the call has started. Participants who are not active will appear at the bottom of the screen until they speak.
First and foremost, iOS 12.1 will finally bring Group FaceTime to the iPhone. Users looking to take advantage of the bokeh effect on supported iPhones will be able to adjust the depth of field in real-time, straight from their device.
Reddit users also experienced bricked Apple Watch units after trying to install watchOS 5.1.
One new feature of the iPhone XS, XS Max, and XR is that each device offers dual SIM support. China is the only market where Apple will launch a different version of the new iPhones with two physical nano SIM card slots.