Reiew: iOS 15 Date and rumors of its new functions
- > When will iOS 15 be released?
- > More than just default apps
- > What iPhone models can be updated to iOS 15?
- > Presentation mode in FaceTime
- > What new features will we see in iOS 15?
- > Widgets on the lock screen
Apple continues to update the versions of iOS 14 with interesting news, which arrived this year along with the new models of iPhone 12, iPhone 12 mini and iPhone 12 Pro . However, Apple engineers are already working on the new edition.
That is why we wanted to collect all the rumors and information that exists on the network to offer you an article in which we summarize all the news that iOS 15 could bring to the brand’s phones.
Before, you may be interested in knowing one of the news that comes with iOS 14.5, which will allow you to unlock the iPhone even when you are wearing a mask, helping you with the use of your Apple Watch. Check all the details in the article.
When will iOS 15 be released?
Apple has a fairly stable release schedule when it comes to iOS. Usually the main features are featured in the WWDC edition that takes place before the summer (around June).
Subsequently, the software is launched in the last quarter of the year, coinciding with the announcement and marketing of the new iPhones, something that usually takes place during the months of September or October (the case of 2020).
In fact, the coronavirus pandemic made this a little different in 2020, with the iPhone event moved to October, but everything suggests that Apple will return to the usual launch schedule for the new year 2021.
If you don’t want to wait that long, you can always sign up for Apple’s Beta Tester program where the developer community has early access to software builds to help with bugs and app programming.
However, it is something that carries certain risks and should never be used on your main device or iPhone as it could become unreliable or even stop working altogether.
What iPhone models can be updated to iOS 15?
iOS 14 has not stopped being impressive, as all the iPhones that received the update to iOS 13, also jumped on the bandwagon of the newer platform. In the case of iOS 15, rumors have already begun to circulate suggesting that Apple will not be able to perform the same feat.
And is that the oldest iPhones on the current compatibility list, in terms of technology, are the iPhone 6s, 6s Plus and the original iPhone SE. These all use the A9 processor, and it looks like iOS 14 will be the end of the line for this silicon chip.
This still leaves an extensive list of compatible models that will get at least one more year of support and update, as we describe below:
- iPhone 12 Pro Max
- iPhone 12 Pro
- iPhone 12
- iPhone 12 Mini
- iPhone 11
- iPhone XR
- iPhone SE (2020)
- iPhone XS
- iPhone XS Max
- iPhone X
- iPhone 8
- iPhone 8 Plus
- iPhone 7
- iPhone 7 Plus
Since the iPod Touch comes equipped with an A10 Fusion processor, it is very likely that this music-oriented device will also move from being upgradeable to the new version of iOS 15.
What new features will we see in iOS 15?
With the introduction of iOS 15 still a long way off, there is little solid news that we can highlight about the new features that Apple will include when updating the iPhone software.
In fact, iOS 14 continues to receive interesting updates as we have seen in the iOS 14.2 version, with inclusive emojis, a distance detector with a LiDAR sensor and other new functions associated with the iPhone camera.
We have searched the internet, drawing on our sources and taking a look at our own wish list to see what might come up when a new edition of WWDC 2021 takes place.
More than just default apps
The iOS 14 version introduced a feature that Apple users have been requesting for years, with the ability to select your own default apps instead of Apple’s variants.
Unfortunately, this was not a full review as the change only applied to the email and browser applications. We’d like to see Apple expand this to include at least calendars and messaging apps in iOS 15.
So if you prefer Fantastical to Apple’s Calendar app or Signal over using Messages then this would be a dream come true. If you still haven’t heard about this news, we invite you to consult the article on iOS 14 and the default apps .
Presentation mode in FaceTime
The year 2020 will be remembered as the year in which we all use video conferencing applications in one way or another. Somehow we’ve been able to see the limited reach of Apple’s FaceTime platform.
Thus, a feature that Apple could improve for iOS 15 would be improvements as a serious alternative to other tools such as Zoom, Teams or Skype.
With FaceTime these days, if coworkers want to share their screen in a meeting, they will be out of luck. Adding this to FaceTime would make it a much easier and more powerful option for Apple device users.
Widgets on the lock screen
Another innovation that came to iOS 14 was widgets . These have already proven to be favorites of iPhone users, but one obvious omission is the ability to have them on the lock screen. This would prevent people from having to constantly unlock the device.
Apple would improve this experience with iOS 15, to allow you to navigate to the location of the widget, while giving you the lock screen itself, controls and additional information with an ‘Always-on-display’ mode that many Android phones already have.
To see how widgets work on your iPhone or iPad, check out our guide on how to use widgets in iOS 14.
Since it is too early for the rumors on the Internet about iOS 15 to have some credibility, we suggest that you read this article again after a while. We will take care of updating its content to offer you the most important information first hand.