- Apple announced the iOS 15 iPhone software at the WWDC on Monday.
- The company brings a host of new features like iMessage, FaceTime, Apple Maps, and much more.
- Apple has upgraded several iOS apps in its newly introduced iOS 15 version.
iOS 15 release date
Apple is yet to reveal the release date for the latest iOS. New versions of iOS typically land in mid-September. Generally, they’re accompanied by a new iPhone launch, so we could see iOS 15 land alongside the iPhone 13 in September 2021.
iOS 15 makes FaceTime calls more natural, introduces SharePlay for shared experiences. FaceTime now comes with Voice Isolation. The feature will help give out a clear voice from a person in a video call. It will do so by reducing noise from the background.
SharePlay lets you synchronize watching videos or listening to music with everyone in a FaceTime call. Users can just press play in Apple Music, Apple TV, or any third-party app that implements this feature.
Another massive improvement to iOS 15, group chats now gain collages, as a way to easily display multiple images. Craig Federighi also demoed a feature where you can take a photo of text, and it will highlight it, and then copy it into a document, or even translate it. This is a direct competitor to Google Lens and looks to be very convenient if you take many photos or you have a holiday booked.
Devices that Supported iOS 15: Full list
It will be supported on all iPhone devices that support iOS 14. This means right from the iPhone 6s and iPhone SE in the list to the latest iPhone models, all of them will run the new iOS 15.
1. iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max
2. iPhone 12 mini and iPhone 12
3. iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max
4. iPhone 11
5. iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max
6. iPhone XR
7. iPhone X
8. iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus
9. iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus
10. iPhone 6s and 6s Plus
11. iPhone SE (1st gen)
12. iPhone SE (2nd gen)
13. iPod touch (7th gen).
New iMessage Features in iOS 15
iMessage will let users quickly find articles, photos, and more that are shared in chats and group chats. Shared With You sections will appear in Apple News, Apple Music, Photos, Safari, Podcasts, and other apps to conveniently surface links or media sent by friends.
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