Apple iOS 15 release date and expected new features – Gameingnow
iOS 15 is just around the corner. We are merely days before the annual WWDC dev summit which will kick off June 7. As is tradition, we are certain that most all new features of iOS to be demoed on stage, but the most intriguing ones would likely be unraveled as soon as the first developer beta of iOS 15 arrives on the day of the announcement.
Apple iOS 15: Release date
- June 7, 2021 for iOS 15 developer beta release
- September 2021 iOS 15 final release date
June 7 calendar reflection in the glasses reveals the iOS 15 announcement date
As far as the final launch of the official version of iOS 15, it will undoubtedly take place alongside the release of the iPhone 13 (iPhone 12S) series. Traditionally, iPhones are released in late September/early October, so expect the next version of iOS to be available to download as soon as the new iPhone models hit the shelves.
iOS 15: Default apps customization
iOS 15: Interactive widgets
iOS 14 introduced widgets, which are a great new addition to Apple’s OS, but in their current state, widgets are simply not as useful on iOS as they are on Android because they aren’t interactive. iOS 15 is rumored to be introducing interactive widgets that the user will be able to interact with, i.e. change volume, enable specific toggles, and so on. More sizes are also reportedly coming to widgets in iOS 15: currently, we have small, medium, and large, but a bunch of new in-between sizes could arrive. This will make the widget support on iOS 15 much more useful and more customizable.
iOS 15: Redesigned Settings
The Settings menu is a staple of iOS that houses all of the possible device settings you might want to tinker with. It’s been largely kept the same for the past years, scoring tons of new features and menus that have gradually made it less and less intuitive. A redesign could help Apple solve that problem and make things a bit more intuitive once again.
iOS 15: Always-on display and redesigned lock screen
iOS 15: Supported devices
iOS updates tend to drop support for older iPhones. This wasn’t the case with iOS 14, which was supported on the same devices on which iOS 13 was available, but this won’t be reiterated by Apple’s next iOS version.
Here’s what iPhones will most likely get iOS 15:
iOS 15: Privacy
The latest iOS 14.5 beta pumped up the privacy of the iOS even further by automatically redirecting safe browsing data through Apple’s own servers and acting as a proxy of sorts, protecting you from the eyes of the advertising monstrosities prying for your data (looking at you, Google). Supposedly, we can expect similar privacy features to be part of iOS 15 as well, but seeing how close WWDC is, that information will likely come directly from Apple and not the rumor mill.
iOS 15: Other features
Unconfirmed rumors by tipster with seemingly no track record claim that Apple will be aiming to turn Messages into a social network similar to WhatsApp. Another rumored feature will let you select your state and predetermine the way notifications are being delivered to your device.