iOS 15, iPadOS 15, watchOS 8 Release Date Announced

iOS 15

At its ‘California Streaming’ iPhone 13 launch event, Apple announced the public release date of iOS 15, iPadOS 15, and watchOS 8. All three operating systems have been under beta testing for the last few months, with Apple releasing eight beta builds so far.

iOS 15 Release Date

With the pandemic relatively under control, Apple has again returned to its previous timeline of releasing iOS updates. The company tends to release iOS updates a week after its iPhone launch event, which is what it is doing this year as well.

Apple will release iOS 15 to the public on September 20.

iOS 15 comes with tons of new features, including Focus Mode, iCloud Relay, redesigned Safari, improved Find My app, and more.

iOS 15 is compatible with the following iPhones:

  • iPhone 12 mini
  • iPhone 12
  • iPhone 12 Pro
  • iPhone 12 Pro Max
  • 2020 iPhone SE
  • iPhone 11 Pro Max
  • iPhone 11 Pro
  • iPhone 11
  • iPhone XS Max
  • iPhone XS
  • iPhone XR
  • iPhone X
  • iPhone 8 Plus
  • iPhone 8
  • iPhone 7 Plus
  • iPhone 7
  • iPhone 6s Plus
  • iPhone 6s
  • iPhone SE
  • iPod touch (7th generation)

iPadOS 15 Release Date

Apple will release iPadOS 15 alongside iOS 15 to the public on September 20.

iPadOS 15 brings widgets support on the home screen for iPad, App Library, Focus, Live Text, and an improved FaceTime experience. Apple is also improving the multitasking experience with a new multitasking menu at the top that will easily let you open apps in Split or Slide Over view.

Check out some of the best iPadOS 15 features coming to your iPad, iPad Air, and iPad Pro.

iPadOS 15 is compatible with the following iPads:

  • 2021 iPad Pro
  • 2020 iPad Pro
  • 2018 iPad Pro
  • 2017 iPad Pro
  • 2015 iPad Pro
  • 7th gen. iPad
  • 6th gen. iPad
  • 5th gen. iPad
  • iPad Air 3
  • iPad Air 2
  • iPad mini 5
  • iPad mini 4

watchOS 8 Release Date

watchOS 8 for Apple Watch comes with many usability improvements, including Focus Mode support, a new Mindfulness app to help you focus better, the ability to control HomeKit devices using the Home app on your watch, new Apple Wallet features, and more. Check out the best watchOS 8 Apple Watch features here.

watchOS 8 is compatible with the following Apple Watch models:

  • Apple Watch Series 6
  • Apple Watch SE
  • Apple Watch Series 5
  • Apple Watch Series 4
  • Apple Watch Series 3

Apple will release watchOS 8 for all compatible Apple Watch models on September 20 alongside iOS 15 and iPadOS 15.


Are you looking forward to the release of iOS 15, iPadOS 15, and watchOS 8? Which new feature are you excited about the most? Drop a comment and let us know!