iOS 15: Everything You Need to Know

iOS 15

iOS 15 is going to be the next major version of iOS from Apple. Due to be unveiled at WWDC 2021, iOS 15 is going to pack some major new features and improvements. However, since last year’s iOS 14 was a major update packing a number of new features, Apple is likely going to focus more on underlying and usability improvements this time around.

As with every new iOS release, also expect Apple to make some major new privacy improvements in iOS 15. iPadOS 15 will be the one getting a major upgrade this year as last year it only received a few major headlining features.

New iOS 15 Features Based on Leaks

1. Improved Notification Management

Apple is going to make improvements to notification management on iOS 15. Reportedly, it will allow you to set different notification preferences and create custom notification categories depending on what one is doing.

This will be similar to the Profile feature that Nokia phones had back in the day. For example, one can set their iPhone to automatically mute all notifications when driving or sleeping. There will also be an option to automatically reply to messages depending on the category that’s set.

2. Lock Screen Enhancements

iOS 15 will enhance the lock screen experience on iPhone by allowing you to select the different notification categories. There are likely going to be other improvements, but they have not been detailed yet.

3. New Privacy Features

Apple tends to introduce new privacy features with every major new release of iOS. With iOS 15, the company will reportedly launch a new privacy feature that will show the list of apps silently collecting user data. Such name and shame tactics from Apple have worked wonders in the past and provide one with a clear picture of what apps and developers they should trust.

4. iMessage Updates

Apple is also working on some iMessage updates to ensure it can compete against WhatsApp and Messenger. However, there are no details on what these changes could be. Apple could possibly defer iMessage improvements to a later point release of iOS 15 if the enhancements are not yet ready by WWDC.

5. Widget Support on iPadOS 15 Home Screen

Apple added widget support to the iPhone’s home screen with the release of iOS 14 last year. However, it did not bring the same feature to iPadOS. This year, Apple is going to fix this by adding widget support to the iPad’s home screen with iPadOS 15. This will allow you to place widgets anywhere you like on your iPad’s home screen and stack them on top of each other.

There will be other major improvements to iPadOS 15, but not much has leaked so far about it.


iOS 15 Supported iPhones

Apple iPhone 6s

Apple did not drop support for any of the older iPhones on iOS 14 despite it being a major update. For iOS 15, rumors indicate Apple will drop support for a couple of older iPhones: the original iPhone SE and the iPhone 6s/Plus.

The following iPhones are expected to be compatible with iOS 15:

  • iPhone 12 Pro Max
  • iPhone 12 Pro
  • iPhone 12
  • iPhone 12 mini
  • iPhone 11 Pro Max
  • iPhone 11 Pro
  • iPhone 11
  • 2020 iPhone SE
  • iPhone XS Max
  • iPhone XS
  • iPhone XR
  • iPhone X
  • iPhone 8 Plus
  • iPhone 8
  • iPhone 7 Plus
  • iPhone 7

iOS 15 Release Date

Apple should release the first beta of iOS 15 and iPadOS 15 right after the opening keynote of WWDC 2021 ends, which takes place on June 7, 2021. Thereafter, it should keep rolling out a new beta every few weeks. Based on our prediction, we expect Apple to release iOS 15 to the public in the fall, ideally sometime in September.

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