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iOS 12 and macOS Mojave will be missing a headline feature at launch

By reviews / 13. August 2018
iOS 12 beta 2

Apple’s forthcoming iOS 12 and macOS Mojave software updates will ship without one of its flagship featuresGroup FaceTime video calls.

The feature, which allows for up to 32 participants on a single call, has been removed from the most recent iOS 12 beta. In the release notes for developer beta 7, Apple says the Group FaceTime will launch as part of a software update later this fall.

In notes spotted by 9to5Mac, the company writes: “Group FaceTime has been removed from the initial release of iOS 12 and will ship in a future software update later this fall.”

Delaying the launch of major new features has become more common in recent years as the company seeks to fully refine them before serving them up to the public.

The first consumer release of iOS 11 missed Apple Pay Cash, while AirPlay 2 and iMessages in iCloud didn’t arrive until iOS 11.4 at the end of May. One year previously, the Portrait Mode feature for iPhone 7 handsets did not arrive until iOS 11.1.

Related: How to download the iOS 12 beta right now

iOS 12 and macOS Mojave are the next major operating systems for iPhone/iPad and Mac computers, and are highly likely to roll out following an event this September.

Alongside Group FaceTime, key features include Siri Shortcutsa major and much-needed update to Apple’s voice-enabled personal assistantApple is also promising to help us limit the amount of time we spend using our phones with new Screen Time limits and improved Do Not Disturb featuresiOS 12 will also group together notifications from single apps and offer an AR-based Measure tool that can… well… measure things.

macOS Mojave will arrive with a brand new Dark Mode (a first for macOS), as well as ported iOS apps like News, Stocks, Voice Memos and Home. Users will also be able to record video screenshots, while new Safari tools will make it more difficult fro advertisers to follow people around the web.

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