After a summer of full beta testing, Apple officially announced today that it will unveil iOS 15 and iPadOS 15 on Monday, September 20th. The update includes a handful of new features and changes, such as FaceTime updates, new notification changes, and more.
Although not mentioned at today’s event, Apple’s announcement for the iPhone 13 revealed a release date.
As a reminder, iOS 15 supports every iPhone and iPod touch model with iOS 14. This includes:
- iPhone 6s and 6s Plus
- iPhone SE (first generation)
- iPhone 7 and 7 Plus
- iPhone 8 and 8 Plus
- iPhone X
- iPhone XS and XS Max
- iPhone XR
- iPhone 11
- iPhone 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max
- iPhone 12 mini and iPhone 12
- iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max
- iPhone SE (second generation)
- iPod touch (7th generation)
Although some features, such as SharePlay, will be missing in the first version of iOS 15, there are still a number of significant new features. One of the most noticeable changes is something called Focus, which allows you to set custom settings for notifications and home screens.
Another new feature in iOS 15 is the all-new Weather app, which lets you view full-screen weather charts showing precipitation, air quality, and temperature. The design of the Weather app is also now customized to display the most important weather information for that location and includes new map modules, an updated 10-day forecast, and new graphical weather data.
iOS 15 also includes a brand new design for Safari, which has gone through several revisions during the beta testing period. “The simplified tab bar takes up less space on the page and floats just above the bottom of the screen, where it’s easier to get to. The bar moves imperceptibly out of the way as you scroll and reappears with a touch, ”explains Apple.
You can find out more about the news in iOS 15 in our complete guide here. Stay up to date with everything Apple is announcing at its September event in our live news.
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