iOS 12.1.1, macOS Mojave 10.14.2 Updates Add Support for Real-Time Texts and More

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iOS 12.1.1, macOS Mojave 10.14.2 Updates Add Support for Real-Time Texts and More

Real-time text messages are transmitted instantly while they are being being typed.

Highlights

  • iOS 12.1.1 is out for eligible iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch models
  • macOS Mojave 10.14.2 brings support for Real Time Texts
  • HomePod is now ready for launch in China

Apple has released the latest software updates across its range of products. This includes iOS 12.1.1 for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch; macOS Mojave 10.14.2, and HomePod software 12.1.1. iOS 12.1.1 brings new features including real-time text (RTT) on Wi-Fi calling, Live Photo during FaceTime, and expanded dual-SIM support. macOS Mojave adds RTT support and more. Lastly, HomePod adds support for Mainland China and Hong Kong as Apple is getting ready for launch in the two Asian regions. Shortcuts app has also been updated to version 2.1.2 with several bug fixes. Notably, watchOS 5.1.2 for the Apple Watch has not been released yet.

Starting off with iOS 12.1.1, iPhone XR gets notification preview using haptic touch, while all three iPhone 2018 models get expanded dual SIM (eSIM) for additional carriers, including AT&T in the US. Other than that, it brings additions such as one-tap shortcut to flip cameras during FaceTime calls, Live Photo capture during one-to-one FaceTime calls, an option to hide the sidebar in News on iPad and iPod touch, and stability improvements for dictation and VoiceOver.

It also brings numerous bug fixes for Face ID, visual voicemail, Messages, Voice Memos, Clock, and HomePod. The update also adds support for real time text during Wi-Fi calling only on the iPad and iPod touch.

Next, macOS Mojave 10.14.2 brings RTT support to Mac models released in 2012 or later. Apart from that, version 10.14.2 adds a menu item to News for opening a story in Safari browser, and resolves an issue that may prevent iTunes from playing media to third-party AirPlay speakers.

Real-time text messages are transmitted instantly while they are being being typed. The recipient can immediately read the sender's text as it is written, without waiting.

Apple has shared instructions on how to enable RTT on iOS as well as Mac OS.

HomePod 12.1.1 update brings support in Mainland China and Hong Kong for the HomePod smart speaker. It also enables the HomePod's LEDs to illuminate during Group FaceTime calls.

Launched with iOS 12, the Shortcuts app has also been updated to the latest version 2.1.2. The update brings a new “Post to Tumblr” button, improvements to iCloud sync, localisation improvements, and many more bug fixes. The Get Time Between Dates action can now count the number of months between two dates.

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