It’s official:. On Monday, we got a first look at Apple’s next major operating system update on the company’s virtual site. . While we have just seen a lot of new features with in April, including the possibility of with Face ID while wearing a mask, for advertising purposes and , iOS 15 adds even more.
New iOS 15 features includeand , and better directions in Maps. Read on for everything we’ve learned about iOS 15 so far, including when it’ll be released, how to download it, and some of the new features.
IOS 15 Release Date: Fall 2021
Apple unveiled iOS 15 on Monday at its annual global developer conference, as it often does. This yearis all virtual, like last year, and will take place from June 7 to 11. The new operating system is now available for developers to test. It will be available for download in public beta in July.
Apple CEO Tim Cook said the final version of iOS 15 will launch in the fall. This is likely to happen in September, alongside the launch of the.
iOS 15 new features
Here are some of the new features in iOS 15, unveiled at WWDC 2021. (And here’s a look at.)
FaceTime Upgrades: Spatial Audio, Android and Windows Support
FaceTime will offerso that people’s voices appear to come from their position on the screen, making your video chats more natural and realistic. , allowing users to see all participants in a grid view, schedule calls, and share browser-accessible call links on Google Android and Microsoft Windows devices.
IMessage Sharing Features
iOS 15 adds somefor photos, news articles and playlists. When a friend sends you multiple photos on iMessage, they appear in a dynamic collage formation that lets you browse or browse through them to view the set in your photos app. If you want to access the same photos later, you’ll find them stored in a new Shared with you folder, as well as mixed with your own featured photos and memories. You’ll also find news articles and playlists shared through iMessage in the new Shared With You tabs in your News and Apple Music apps.
Apple Maps gets 3D street data, RA walking directions
, with more elevation data, road and route colors, rich labels, 3D landmarks and an improved night mode. When it comes to public transport, you can also pin nearby public transport stops and station information to your iPhone and Apple Watch devices, and receive automatic updates and notifications as you ride and approach your stop. When traveling on foot, a new augmented reality feature allows users to scan nearby buildings in the area with the iPhone’s camera to determine their precise position for more precise walking directions, which are also presented in augmented reality.
How to download iOS 15?
If you are part of Apple’s developer program, you can now download the iOS 15 Developer Beta to test your apps. The operating system will be available for download as a public beta in July, so you can download it if you want, but be warned:. But if you want, here is .
Once iOS 15 is generally available in the fall (likely September), Apple will likely send out a notification letting you know you can update. Or, you can do it manually, by going to the Applying settings > General > Software update.
To find out more, here is.