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Apple is Delaying One of iOS 12’s Most Exciting Features

by Brandon Russell | August 13, 2018August 13, 2018 4:30 pm PDT

The arrival of iOS 12 introduces new features such as Screen Time, improved performance, and Memoji. Unfortunately, the software won’t support its group FaceTime feature at launch.

The newest beta release for iOS 12 includes a blurb about the delay, with no explanation as to why Apple is pushing the feature back

“Group FaceTime has been removed from the initial release of iOS 12 and will ship in a future software update later this fall,” Apple said.

Apple pulled a similar move last year when it launched iOS 11, which didn’t support Apple Pay Cash or AirPlay 2 at launch. These features eventually came in an update for iOS 11 months after the software initially became available.

Apple says Group FaceTime will still be available this fall, which means users can expect it in either iOS 12.1 or iOS 12.2, which should come in October.


Brandon Russell

Brandon Russell enjoys writing about technology and entertainment. When he's not watching Back to the Future, you can find him on a hike or watching...

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