The iOS 15 and iPadOS 15 release dates were finally revealed by Apple during its ‘California Streaming’ event on Tuesday, September 14th. The new operating system for qualified iPhone and iPad models will start rolling out next week. The software upgrade comes with several new features, including SharePlay, which lets users consume content together and share screens via FaceTime. iOS 15 brings many enhancements to Messages, Memoji, Notifications, Maps, Safari, Wallet and more. Apple on Tueday launched a new iPhone 13 series, the next generations of iPad and iPad mini and Apple Watch Series 7.
iOS 15, iPadOS 15 release date in India, compatible devices
Apple has announced that the new software – iOS 15 and iPadOS 15 – will start rolling out to users from September 20th.
IOS 15 will be available for iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone SE, iPhone SE (2020), 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 12, iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12 Pro, iPhone 12 Pro Max, iPhone 13, iPhone 13 mini, iPhone 13 Pro, iPhone 13 Pro Max.
iPadOS 15 will be compatible with iPad Pro 12.9-inch (5th generation), iPad Pro 11-inch (3rd generation), iPad Pro 12.9-inch (4th generation), iPad Pro 11-inch (2 . generation), iPad Pro 12.9- inch (3rd generation), iPad Pro 11 inch (1st generation), iPad Pro 12.9 inch (2nd generation), iPad Pro 12.9 inch (1st generation), iPad Pro 10.5 inch, iPad Pro 9.7 inch, iPad (9th generation), iPad (8th generation), iPad (7th generation), iPad (6th generation), iPad (5th generation), iPad mini (6th generation), iPad mini (5th generation), iPad mini 4, iPad Air (4th generation) generation), iPad Air (3rd generation) and iPad Air 2.
iOS 15 and iPadOS 15 features
Both iOS 15 and iPadOS 15 have SharePlay, which lets users share their screens on FaceTime and watch videos or listen to music together during a call. FaceTime also gets Spatial Audio compatibility. For group calls, all participants’ screens will be merged and displayed in a grid view with the speaker box checked.
Users will also be able to use Portrait mode during video calls to blur the background. In addition, there are also options for configuring the microphone with three modes – Standard, Voice Isolation and Wide Spectrum. Users will now be able to invite others using a special web link – even if they are on Windows or Android software.
iPadOS 15 now comes with new multitasking features that let users customize the way their iPads screen is used. The multitasking menu allows users to create a full screen, Slide Over, Split View and a floating window in some iPad models. Users can also add widgets to various apps on their home screen. The new software lets users take notes on any app through a separate note window that can be called in different ways.
Links shared by other users via the Messages app on iOS 15 and iPadOS 15 will be categorized under the ‘Shared with you’ feature. This feature is built into Photos, Safari, Apple Music, the Apple Podcast, and the Apple TV app. Users can change clothes, headgear on their Memoji and also add some accessibility accessories like cochlear implants, oxygen tubes and soft helmets. The layout of the images in the Messages app has also been updated.
Another new feature for iOS 15 and iPadOS 15 is Focus Mode. This new functionality allows users to activate only those messages from the apps that they consider important. Apple has provided some presets like driving, fitness, gaming, mindfulness, reading and more. However, users can also customize their own focus function. Other users know if users have Enabled Focus mode, as apps like Messaging will display a message.
Apple has also redesigned the messaging center. Messages now display contact pictures and larger app icons that make it easier for users to distinguish between them. There is also a new feature called Message Summary that can be scheduled. The Cupertino-based technology giant has also redesigned Apple Maps. Safari also gets a new tab at the bottom, tab groups, extensions and voice search.
Go here for the full list of features for iOS 15 and iPad OS 15.