Tim Cook, Craig Federighi, and some executives recently announced iOS 15 on stage at the opening of WWDC 2021. However, the iOS 15 release date was not announced. Last year iOS 14 introduced an app gallery and widgets which was quite a paradigm shift.
However, iOS 15 seems like a more laidback kind of update that actually focuses on improving the core iOS experience without adding any extraneous stuff and keeping the focus on the essentials.
iOS 15 is said to again be working on basic features of the OS like Do Not Disturb. Experts are saying that iOS 15 definitely isn’t a very exciting software update.
Apple is well aware of the fact that not everyone will be very excited about this update. This is why Apple is not forcing this update on iOS users. This is the very first time an iOS update is not made compulsory.
Experts are saying this update is worth going with because it is a quality update that makes you feel right at home on your iPhone. Tons of tiny yet smart touchups in the core apps themselves and in the interface make it worthwhile.
iOS 15: Release date
This iOS update will hit all Apple devices this fall. As always Apple launches its new iOS update when it launches its new iPhone in mid of September.
iPhone 13 family is expected to be released in 2021 and this can surely be said that Apple will release its iOS 15 update with its next iPhone releases.
The developer-centric beta version of iOS 15 is already out. People who have a developer account with Apple can get this version.
If not, don’t worry the public version beta is making its way to all of you excited iOS users next month.
Exciting New Features
As mentioned earlier, this update focuses on improving many of the core iOS features. You can find the following updates in iOS15;
Going through the pandemic all we have is video calling. Improvement in FaceTime would not be a big surprise.
Notifications bar is getting reworked: a notification summary.
Improved Health app; walking steadiness, trends, and better labs will be the new features.
Maps with improved features
- A redesigned Safari
- A system-wide Translation
- Advanced Notes and Reminders
- A redesigned Weather app
Devices that can get iOS 15:
Here’s a list of all devices that will get iOS 15:
- iPhone 12
- iPhone 12 mini
- iPhone 12 Pro
- iPhone 12 Pro Max
- iPhone 11
- iPhone 11 Pro
- iPhone 11 Pro Max
- iPhone XS
- iPhone XS Max
- iPhone XR
- iPhone X
- iPhone 8
- iPhone 8 Plus
- iPhone 7
- iPhone 7 Plus
- iPhone 6s
- iPhone 6s Plus
- iPhone SE (1st generation)
- iPhone SE (2nd generation)
- iPod touch (7th generation)
The same devices which supported iOS 14 will support iOS 15. It’s surprising that Apple is not forcing its users to update to this new update. If you find it worthwhile you can update to this iOS update and if not, you have an option this time to just skip it.