IOS 12.1 beta suggests a new iPad is coming this fall

This guy might be getting replaced soon

This guy might be getting replaced

Apple has released iOS 12.1 developer beta 1 and it brings back Group FaceTime feature that was removed from iOS 12 release. Here's how you can sign up right away.

One of the coolest new features that came with iOS 12 is an AR app called Measure. Apple watchOS 5 includes the Walkie-Talkie feature, improved notifications, new watch faces, etc.

In case you are wondering, the new updates don't quite bring anything major to the table.

Though the company had explained previously that it would continue to support iOS 7 until 2020, a new version of the app will only work on iOS 8 devices only. It was initially present in the first few beta releases of iOS 12 but Apple pulled it down the line for some unknown reasons.

But that wasn't the only information mined from Apple's iOS 12.1 code. Nonetheless, now it looks like Group FaceTime video calling will be released to the public as a part of iOS 12.1. Measure is available on the Apple iPhone SE, iPhone 6s or later, Apple iPad (5th Generation) or later, and the Apple iPad Pro. The new software versions were announced in June at the Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC). The new iPad models are so far rumoured to have an all-new front panel that could ditch the Touch ID-enabled home button and have a thin-bezel display.

Now we're looking forward to a potential October event, and it's looking increasingly likely that we will see new iPads with Face ID, too. The iPad can be used either in a vertical or horizontal orientation, which could be the reason why Apple is working on landscape orientation support for Face ID.

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