Apple8217;s forthcoming iOS 12 and macOS Mojave software updates will ship without one of its flagship features – Group 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.
The first consumer release of iOS 11 missed Apple Pay Cash, while AirPlay 2 and iMessages in iCloud didn8217;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.
Alongside Group FaceTime, key features include Siri Shortcuts – a major and much-needed update to Apple8217;s voice-enabled personal assistant. Apple 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 features. iOS 12 will also group together notifications from single apps and offer an AR-based Measure tool that can8230; well8230; 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.