iOS 15, iPadOS 15 and WatchOS 8 Launch Today
Apple will be launching its iOS 15, iPadOS 15 and watchOS 8 upgrades on older devices today (at 17:00 UTC). And with delivery dates already sliding on some of the new models, this is your first opportunity to try Apple’s newest software.
iOS 15 introduces many new features which are not yet ready for prime time. SharePlay improves FaceTime conversations by enabling you and your pals to exchange music, video and more using Spatial Audio. This year, SharePlay is arriving. iOS 15 will also enable users of Android and Windows to join FaceTime conversations with up to 6 participants.5
New on iOS 15: SharePlay FaceTime • redesigned alerts • Focus • web extension Safari
Another feature likely to come is to connect AirPods to the Apple network to find My gadgets. This expands the previous Find My AirPods functionality to allow your other people’s telephones to detect the TWS headset and let you know where they are.
iOS 15 also redesigns reader-friendly alerts. Less important ones are gathered together and may be given later if necessary. The focus function allows you to establish several profiles – work, home, etc. – and choose which contacts and applications may interrupt you when these profiles are active. Each profile also has a distinct home screen, so you can put the appropriate business applications into one, entertainment apps into the other, for example.
Safari is getting support for web extensions on iOS 15 and iPadOS 15. The buttons, tabs and address bar also go back to the bottom of the monitor, allowing voice search to be triggered by the address bar.
Screen time, ShazamKit, Nearby Interaction (based on UWB) and more are improved much further. See this page for additional information. Compatible with these devices is iOS 15:
iPadOS 15 gets an iOS 14 App Library for better home screen organizing. Keyboard shortcuts have enhanced (as previously mentioned) while using an external keyboard and Safari is revamped and you may summon Quick Notes with a swipe from the bottom right corner (the newly created note will automatically include text, links and images from the web page or app you were using). Check here for additional iPadOS 15 new features.
New in iPadOS 15: home screen widgets • SharePlay
The following tablets are compatible with iPadOS:
Today, too, watchOS 8 rolls out, here are the watch you may put on: