With the new and upgraded version of the iOS, the iOS 15, coming later this year, comes a huge bundle of changes that are aimed to improve user experience and provide an excellent interface. These changes will entail not only new features but also major fixes, making it much better than the previous version.
If you are here to find out what could be these changes and what impact they might have, be it minor or major, on the overall user experience, then let’s head on down to this brief guide about everything you need to know that comes with the new iOS 15.
iOS 15 Release Date
First thing first, a lot of people are waiting for the next upgrade, even tho the last one has only been launched a few months ago, at the end of the last year. As of now, there is no date for neither the reveal nor the final launch, but it is quite possible that Apply might follow their usual schedule of releases around the year.
So, there is a good chance that the iOS 15 might get revealed in June during the World Wide Developers Conference, which was initiated on June 22, and hopefully, with no unexpected changes happening this year, we might get to see what the new operating system offers before its release. Keeping on to the usual dates, the launch can also be expected to happen in September.
Apple also launches a new phone at the same time as they drop the operating system update, so we could possibly have both the new iPhone 13 and iOS 15 at the same time in September 2021. However, if any changes did take place, as the last year, then hopefully, the update to iOS will still launch, with or without the new iPhone.
As Apple brings new phones into the play, the old ones have a definite chance of getting their updates halted for good. So, it’s important to know whether your phone is part of the compatibility range of the new iOS 15 or now. Right now, through what has been revealed to us, here is the list of all devices compatible with the new iOS 15 upgrade.
- iPhone 7
- iPhone 7 Plus
- iPhone 8
- iPhone 8 Plus
- iPhone X
- iPhone XS
- iPhone XS Max
- iPhone XR
- iPhone 11
- iPhone 11 Pro
- iPhone 11 Pro Max
- iPhone SE (2020)
- iPhone 12 mini
- iPhone 12
- iPhone 12 Pro
- iPhone 12 Pro Max
- All iPhone 13 models
At first, there was a strong possibility that Apple might let the new iOS support all the phones with iOS 14, including the iPhone 6S, iPhone 6S Plus, and original iPhone SE. Unfortunately, it was recently revealed that with the new iOS, Apple would be dropping support for phones older than the iPhone 7, which means that the new update will only be compatible with phones that have an A10 chip or newer.
What to Expect?
There are a lot of expectations from the new update, as the last one did provide quite the list of new features. Here are some of the things, revealed through sneak peeks and rumors, that you can expect from the iOS 15.
More to choose from when it comes to Default Apps
This is a feature that a lot of people have been waiting for, and hopefully, the new iOS will make it a reality soon. In the previous upgrade, the iOS 14, Apple for the first time, introduced the freedom to select your own default apps, which was something much needed, as most of the crowd wasn’t sometimes pleased with the original default apps and would’ve rather picked a variant that could work the best for them.
However, this feature was very brief and limited in the last update, and we are hoping that the new iOS 15 will provide a complete revision of this feature and extend to more apps, rather than just Email and Browser Apps. Apple may allow us to change the default app for Calendar and Messaging app etc., so we can have more freedom and get ourselves that variant we please, with the new iOS update.
This is an obvious expectation because Apple tries to improve its very own virtual assistant for iPhone, Siri, with every new iOS update. So, we are really hoping to see some more interesting changes that will improve the overall user experience and increase the ease of use. To help us make the virtual assistant even more personalized and right up to our climate. We are also hoping that Siri would be able to understand better and more easily, no matter how terrible our accent. It also expected that Siri would rely less on web results and more on bespoken information.
More Features for FaceTime
With everything going online, Apps like Zoom and Skype took over easily. However, Facetime, which is one of the most used video-calling apps, was not much help due to its limited number of features.
So, we are hoping that with the new iOS, Apple will decide to expand Facetime and allow us to communicate through it with many features, so we can use it formally as well and informally, for work and for family. One of the features necessary is the presentation mode, which has been missing from Facetime. This mode allows user to share their screen, which we all have come to know is quite a useful feature.
Accessing Widgets from the Lock screen
Another feature that soon becomes a favorite for the user from iOS 14 was the introduction of widgets, but these too need an upgrade. We expect Apple to let the user access the widgets directly from the lock screen with the new update. This makes things a whole lot easier and prevents us from wasting time by unlocking the device and navigating to the location of each widget.
This all that we have been able to figure out through subtle revelations and leaks, and hopefully, there will be much more to be revealed in the coming months. As of now, we are more than two quarters away from the release. Apart from these major upgrades, there will also be minor fixes, and there must have been few things pointed about users that might need a change, especially with the new iPhones coming in every year. We will be keeping you in the loop of all changes that are to be made along the way, up till the release of iOS 15 in September.
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