iOS 15 has been revealed by Apple at the WWDC 2021 event on June 7. This update is significant for all iPhone users and brings a lot of features, security enhancements, and much more to the iPhone. iOS 15 will bring various changes to the iPhones, and users will see many more features with the new update for iOS.
However, seeing the launch of iOS 14 last year, it is expected that the iOS will ship later this year. Let’s discuss everything you need to know about iOS 15, release date, features, and on what iPhones will the update be supported.
iOS 15 Release Date
The iOS 15 was launched by Apple during their WWDC 2021 event, and the developer beta was rolled out to the app developers. However, the public beta is still not released. Considering the pattern of Apple releasing the public beta update for the previous iOS version, the iOS 15 public beta is expected to launch somewhere in July.
To register your phone for the public beta, you will have to register on Apple’s beta software program official website. You will be able to download the public beta on your iPhone after it is made available, and after the public beta, the full version will start rolling out to the devices.
iOS 15 Supporting iPhones
All the phones that run on iOS 14 will be getting the public beta of the phone. Moreover, the update will be supported on the devices that were launched way back in 2015. Given below is a list of all the supported iPhones that will be getting the iOS 15 update.
- iPhone 6s
- iPhone 6s Plus
- iPhone SE 1st generation
- iPod Touch (seventh-generation)
- iPhone 7
- iPhone 7 Plus
- iPhone 8
- iPhone 8 Plus
- iPhone X
- iPhone XR
- iPhone Xs
- iPhone Xs Max
- iPhone 11
- iPhone 11 Pro
- iPhone 11 Pro Max
- iPhone SE (2020)
- iPhone 12 mini
- iPhone 12
- iPhone 12 Pro
- iPhone 12 Pro Max
Yes, when the iPhone 13 series launched, it will come out of the box with iOS 15.
Features Of iOS 15
There will be various feature upgrades that you will be seeing with iOS 15. Given below are some of the features of iOS 15.
New FaceTime Features
You will be seeing various FaceTime features with the iOS 15. The new update to iOS will bring spatial audio to FaceTime. This will make you’re sound feel natural. Moreover, it will bring voice isolation.
Users will now be able to share links for the FaceTime video calls, so people using Android phones and Windows devices will be able to join the FaceTime call. Moreover, there will be portrait mode in the video call you do use FaceTime.
Notification And Focus
With the new iOS update, notifications will be sorted into deal-with-it later category, you will be able to see the conversations at the top. Moreover, the iOS 15 will bring in changes to DND (Do not disturb) and it will add a new focus mode to the device.
When you set DND status to messages, the app will automatically reply saying you are busy whenever you get a message. The new focus mode will let you eliminate all the distractions that you will face while you are working.
SharePlay has now been introduced to iOS. It means that you will now be able to watch movies with your friends when on FaceTime video calls using Shareplay. Moreover, you will be able to listen to music or share your phone’s screen with your friend when on FaceTime call.
Safari will also be getting new features. The address bar will be at the bottom of the screen. Moreover, Safari now allows you to group your tabs with the latest Safari on iOS 15. You will see a customizable start page, which syncs with all your Apple devices you use. Because of this feature, the start page on the Safari browser will be the same on all the devices you use.
Now Safari will also support web extensions. You will also be able to browse the internet with the help of your voice. You will also be able to arrange tabs in the grid format.
With iOS 15, Apple brings in various privacy settings and features to the phone. You will now be able to see which apps use permissions most frequently. You will also be able to see which third-party websites are the apps connecting to when running in the background.
Siri, Spotlight, And Other Features
That’s not it with the features. Of course, you will be seeing various other updates with the iOS 15. For instance, you will be able to search through photos now. Siri will be much smarter with the latest update. It will have a LiveText feature, which a Google Lens-like features. Using this feature, you can identify the text, phone numbers from the photos. You can copy or call the numbers directly from the numbers.
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That’s all we know about the iOS 15. As of now, only the developer beta was released for the update, and the public beta is expected to arrive soon in iPhones in July. The global full version will be launched with the iPhone 13 series this year. We hope you are excited about the update as much as we are.