The release of iOS 15 is still a long way off, but that hasn’t stopped the rumor mill from turning. At the moment we have gathered what we know so far and what we would like to see. Apple will be talking more about iOS 15 later this year at WWDC 2021, but we are sure to find leaks in the meantime.
Apple really changed things with iOS 14 in the last year, introducing features that users have asked for like: B. Widgets on the home screen. We also added the App Library, which allows you to organize your apps automatically and change your default browser and email client. And iOS 15 should bring a lot more improvements.
Based on the leaks and rumors so far, here is everything we know so far about iOS 15, which is coming soon iPhone 13 align.
iOS 15: Release Date and Betas
Apple usually launches the new version of iOS along with the newest iPhone of the year. This usually happens in September. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Apple delayed the launch of the iPhone 12 series until October, while iOS 14 was still released in September 2020.
We assume that iOS 15 will fall in September this year. However, it is very likely that Apple will talk about it this summer at the annual WWDC developer conference. There we can find out more about new functions and improvements. We’ll likely learn about developer and public betas around this time as well.
With iOS 14, users could install the public beta to test out the new features, provided they were able to fix the bugs. There’s no reason to believe Apple won’t do the same with iOS 15.
iOS 15: Which devices are supported?
Apple has not officially published a list of which devices will receive iOS 15. However, according to rumors, the new version will only be available for iPhone 7 and higher. That would leave the iPhone 6s, 6s Plus, and the original iPhone SE in the dark.
If so, we think the following iPhones will get iOS 15:
- iPhone 7
- iPhone 7 Plus
- iPhone 8
- iPhone 8 Plus
- iPhone X.
- iPhone XR
- iPhone Xs
- iPhone Xs max
- iPhone 11
- iPhone 11 Pro
- iPhone 11 Pro max
- iPhone SE (2020)
- iPhone 12 mini
- iPhone 12
- iPhone 12 Pro
- iPhone 12 Pro max
And of course that iPhone 13 Series are shipped with iOS 15.
iOS 15: What we want to see
We’re sure to see a lot of new things in iOS 15, but nothing is set in stone yet. For this reason, we have a small wish list of things that the new iOS should have. There are still a few things Android does well. that iOS could benefit from it.
Improved notifications: This has long been a problem for iOS. It’s something that Google is further refining in Android, and we really want Apple to apply some of these lessons learned to iOS 15. Notification triage is a nightmare on iOS. Inline responses are badly needed for apps that support them. The grouping must be adjusted so as not to bury important information. Actionable notifications like deleting an email should be clearer and more intuitive.
A better Siri: Let’s admit Siri isn’t that great. Sure, it gets a lot better with each new iteration, but it lags well behind Google Assistant. Apple has a lot of room to grow in this regard. We want better speech recognition and better native responses. Invoking web searches is fine, but part of what makes Assistant so useful is its ability to answer many of your questions directly. Siri just can’t compare and we want to see that change.
Allow other standard apps: With iOS 14, Apple finally lets users choose their own default browsers and email clients. This was a very good step in the right direction. However, we would like Apple to continue easing a little, starting with changing the default SMS. Using iMessage is fine, but you can switch to Signal to have all of the chats in the same app. Other app default settings like music and video would also be welcome.