Technology iOS 15: Every rumor about Apple's new operating system we've heard
Apple iOS 14 cheat sheet: Everything you need to know
Features and enhancements in iOS 14 include App Clips, Picture in Picture video mode, translation support in Siri, widgets, and COVID-19 Exposure Notifications.This iOS 14 cheat sheet details what developers and users need to know about the operating system and covers the redesigned Home Screen, App Clips, Car Play features, and more. This article will be updated with the latest information about iOS 14.
We're still waiting for Apple to release , but that's not stopping us from looking ahead to the next new version of the iPhone operating system: iOS 15.
As usual, we'll expect a range of new features in iOS 15, like and . We've also got a decent idea of when to expect the new OS to be released.
Here's every rumor about iOS 15 we've heard so far and every educated guess we can make, including when it may be available to download, and what new features we may see.
iOS 14.6: Apple's beta adds a significant tool for developers
The first beta of iOS 14.6 for the iPhone is available to developers and public beta testers.iOS 14.6 includes a tool that lets app developers and public beta testers upgrade to an iOS release candidate without removing their developer or beta profile. For example, before iOS 14.5 went live to the public, developers could choose between upgrading their device to the iOS 14.5 release candidate or to the beta version of iOS 14.6. Under the Software Update menu in Settings, there's a new "Also Available" section that presents the option.
iOS 15 release date: Likely September
Apple typically reveals new versions of iOS at its annual Worldwide Developers Conference in June. Last year's , and we got our first look at iOS 14, and . WWDC 2021 is likely to be a virtual event in June as well, though Apple hasn't released its plans yet. After the new iOS is announced, it becomes available to developers for testing and, usually later in the summer, as a public beta.
The final version of iOS 15 is likely to launch in September, alongside the . Even though last year, the 's release was due to the pandemic, we still saw . So it's a pretty good bet that iOS 15 will follow the same schedule.
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Device compatibility: iOS 15 will likely work on iPhone 7 and later
The only rumor we've heard about so far is that iOS 15 will require an or later, according to Israeli site and French site . That's not a huge surprise, since the models are now more than five years old, and run on the A9 chip. It seems that iOS 15 will require devices with an A10 chip, which include the iPhone 7 and beyond, and the seventh-gen .
New iOS 15 features: Changing default apps, making widgets interactive
We won't have a good idea of what features are coming to iOS 15 until it's actually unveiled at WWDC 2021. Since iOS 14 was a larger update, it's possible that iOS 15 will make fewer changes, and instead build on the base iOS 14 set up and improve its functionality.
Apple iPadOS: A cheat sheet
Apple's OS for iPad includes features that make it easier to use the iPad as a laptop replacement. Here's what you need to know about iPadOS.As the iPad lineup has expanded into a wholly separate product category, Apple announced at its 2019 Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) that it has rebranded iOS for iPad as iPadOS starting with iOS 13 to highlight and target the features that differentiate the iPad from other devices. This follows Apple's naming trend of watchOS for Apple Watch, and tvOS for Apple TV.
According to the tech site . The upcoming iOS 14.5 update will also let you change your default music platform from Apple Music. iOS 15 may allow you to make more customizations like this., iOS 15 could allow you to change more default apps.
PhoneArena also predicts that iOS 15 will make widgets interactive, the way they are on Android, which would let you do things like change volume or toggle things on and off. We may also see more widget size options, the site reported.
The , similar to the Apple Watch. While this is a hardware change, iOS would also likely change to accommodate it, possibly by updating the lock screen to display notifications in a different format, according to PhoneArena.
iOS 15 download instructions: The same as always
If you're part of Apple's developer program, you'll likely be able to download the iOS 15 developer beta after the new OS is announced in June to test your apps. The OS will likely be available to download as a public beta later in the summer (it was in early July for iOS 14), so you could download it then if you like, but be warned: .
Once iOS 15 is generally available, which we expect to be in September, Apple will likely send a notification letting you know you can update. Or, you'll be able to do it manually, by going to the Settings app> General> Software Update.
For more, here's .
iOS 14.5 will roll out next week .
Seven months after iOS 14 was released, Apple has today revealed that iOS 14.5 will begin rolling out the week of April 26th. At its iPad event, the company declined to offer a specific date, but its press materials said that the new software would arrive "next week." Despite being a .5 release, this is a significant software update that adds a number of features for all iOS-device users. The list of changes includes the ability to unlock FaceID-capable iPhones with an Apple Watch, alter Siri’s default voice and big changes to online privacy. © Apple iOS We know, from the various beta launches that have happened along the way, that iOS 14.