tech2 News Staff
06. December 2018 1:00 pm IST
Besides tvOS 12.1.1, macOS 10.14.2 and the update of the HomePod 12.1.1, Apple also released a small update for iPhone and iPad with iOS 12.1.1. The new iOS update is primarily intended to add performance enhancements and fix bugs, but adds a new haptic touch feature for iPhone XR users and better dual SIM support, among other things, to the new iPhone range.
Yes, iPhone XR users who have become accustomed to Haptic Touch, the alternative to Apple's 3D Touch, can now use the feature in another new section, the Notification Bar.
Users can now press a notification down to preview the notification window previously available only to devices with 3D Touch.
Also on the iPhone XR iPhone XS and the XS Max is the dual SIM feature with support for additional carriers.
Finally, Apple has simplified switching between the front-facing camera and the rear camera. You can now simply switch between the two with a single keystroke instead of running multiple taps to do the same in the previous update.
iOS 12.1.1 also provides live photo capture for one-to-one FaceTime calls. 19659004] iPad users now have an option to hide the sidebar in the News app when it is displayed in landscape view.
Real-time text (RTT) is now also available when Wi-Fi calls are used on the iPad and iPod Touch.
For bug fixes, see the full change log below:
iOS 12.1.1 adds features and fixes bugs for iPhone and iPad. Features and enhancements include:
Haptic touch notification preview on the iPhone XR
Dual SIM with eSIM for additional carriers on the iPhone XR, iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max
One tap to switch between the rear and front facing camera during a FaceTime call
Live one-to-one photo capture -FaceTime calls
The option to hide the sidebar in messages on the iPad in landscape orientation.
Real-Time Text (RTT) when using Wi-Fi calls on iPad and iPod touch
Stability Enhancements for Dictation and VoiceOver
Bug fixes include:
Fixes an issue where the face id might be temporarily unavailable addresses a problem that prevented some visuals from downloading visual voicemail
Fixes a problem in messages that could prevent predictive text suggestions when typing on Chinese or Japanese keyboards
Fixes an issue where uploading voice memo records to iCloud 
fixes issues where timezones may not have been automatically updated
This release also adds features and functionality fixes errors for HomePod, including:
Support in mainland China and Hong Kong  HomePod LEDs light up during Group FaceTime calls