Apple has confirmed that iOS 12.1 update will bring Group FaceTime & Dual Sim Support for iPhones. The iOS 12.1 Update will most likely be announced to all users next week during Apple’s Special Event on October 30.
Apple has provided with an updated version of its iPhone User Guide with also includes new features. The user guide can also be obtained for free on the Apple Books Store.
Mentions posted by Apple teases the new features as well as support for Dual SIM about the latest iPhone models launched during September Apple Event – the iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and iPhone XR.
9to5Mac also notes that not all the devices that get iOS 12.1 will get Group FaceTime. The iPad Mini 2, iPad mini 3, iPad Air will not be getting the feature and group calls will also be limited to audio only to iPhone 5S, iPhone 6 & iPhone 6 Plus. It also confirms that older models of the hardware grunt will not be able to support 32 people video chatting on the same call, So upgrade to latest hardware if you want to have the feature and want to use them.
Dual SIM Support will allow you to manage two numbers rather smartly on the same device, with apps like FaceTime and Messages separating out calls and texts depending on the number they’re going to. It uses a special virtual eSIM rather than a second physical SIM card (check your carrier for details).
Source – iTunes Apple