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iPhone XR gets haptic touch notification preview with iOS 12.1.1 update

iOS 12.1.1

The iPhone XR is currently the best selling iPhone at the moment but it’s also the only new iPhone that lacks 3D touch. Instead, it comes with Haptic Touch which isn’t pressure-sensitive but it gives a haptic feedback when you perform long-presses. 

To bridge the gap between haptic touch and 3D touch, Apple is enabling notification preview on the iPhone XR with the latest iOS 12.1.1 update which is rolling out now to all supported iOS devices.

With the new update, you can preview your notifications by simply long pressing on the notification alerts on your home screen. This gives you a peek without having to go into the app. 

Apart from that, iOS 12.1.1 also adds a couple of new functionalities for FaceTime. There’s now a single toggle button which allows you to flip between the rear and front-facing camera during a FaceTime call. On top of that, you can also capture a Live Photo while a FaceTime call is in progress.

Other iOS 12.1.1 updates include additional telco support for eSIM on the new iPhone XR, iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max. Unfortunately, you can’t enable this locally but we are told that several local telcos will be offering eSIM support for the new iPhone models very soon. 

To update to iOS 12.1.1, just go to Settings > General > Software Update on your device. 

Alexander Wong