Apple released the third beta version of iOS 12.1.1, tvOS 12.1.1 and macOS 10.14.2, as well as the second beta version of watchOS 5.1.2 for developers, seriously shifting the schedule of updates. Updates for all four operating systems are already available for download to owners of all compatible devices registered as developers, either by air or from the corresponding section on the company’s official website.
Despite the fact that iOS 12.1.1 is an update of the third order, in addition to fixes, it includes a number of functional innovations. In particular, the update introduces Live Photos into the work of compatible devices, as well as several interface improvements to the FaceTime video call service. In particular, the changes touched the block of control elements, including keys for switching between cameras, ending a call and adding interlocutors.
Innovations iOS 12.1.1
In addition, iOS 12.1.1 improves the performance of the Haptic Touch interface on the iPhone XR , extending its functionality. With the release of the update, smartphone owners will be able to deploy notifications on the lock screen by holding their finger for a long time. This is a kind of imitation of the corresponding 3D Touch gesture, which Apple’s subflagman smartphone, apparently due to its low price, is not equipped with.
Also worth noting is the ability to hide the toolbar in the Apple News for iPad application when used in landscape orientation, the function of disabling the physical SIM card in favor of eSIM, as well as the updated Apple Watch application icon. Now on the last clock of the current generation is depicted, as can be seen from the changed Digital Crown.