The iOS 15 is an operating system that was designed and developed especially for iPhone by Apple in 2021. The system has been released on September 20, 2021, and was preinstalled on the iPhone 13, iPhone 13 mini, iPhone 13 Pro, and iPhone 13 Pro Max. This software gets the latest update (15.7.3) on January 23, 2023.
The new iOS 15 adds a huge update to FaceTime. Has been added grid view to see all callers on the full screen at once. New Portrait Mode gives the possibility to blur the background. FaceTime is now supporting Spatial audio and adds vocal isolation to conversations.
From now FaceTime is more open for other platforms, with newly added links and calendar events, allowing Windows and Android users to join calls.
iOS 15 adds new functionality called Focus Mode, which has been designed to filter notifications and hold them for later while is enabled. Focus Mode can be enabled for various occasions, such as sleep, driving, or work. Users can select the apps and notifications that will be shown while Focus Mode is enabled and can be created an optional home screen dedicated to each of the Modes.
Focus Mode can also be enabled seamlessly with a user’s routine, such as at specific times of the day, or upon arriving at a location. When Focus Mode is enabled, it can also show widgets and apps relating to the activity the user is doing, such as work.
iOS 15 is adding SharePlay, a feature that allows users to listen to music, watch movies, screen share, and more with other users in a FaceTime call.
Redesigned iMessage now improves ways of sharing images, in stacks that are easily navigable. iOS 15 also introduces the new “Shared with you” feature, which stores content shared via messages in a dedicated section in their native apps for later viewing (for instance, a news article shared via messages is shown in the News app). The update also adds more ‘outfits’ for Memoji, Apple’s take on the emoji.
Safari was completely redesigned with tab groups, allowing users to organize tabs and share entire groups of tabs. Browser extensions are available for the first time on both iPhones and iPads.
It features a menu that reports data collected from third-party applications. Siri now converts audio into words in the device itself using a neural engine; instead of sending it to the server which helps it to be faster and respond quicker.
Weather received an overhaul, with new animations and weather maps on full screen. Maps have a new icon and now allow users to view 3D models of landmarks and cities, and it uses augmented reality to help navigate using the camera. Wallet added support for state-issued ID in participating US states, home or apartment keys, hotel keys, and office keys.
Notification Center has been rethought, with notifications having a new user interface and larger icons. A notification summary is also available to simplify one’s routine. There is also a menu that reports data tracking from third-party applications.
Today iOS 15 is 17 months old!
iOS 15 – General information
|Introduced||June 7, 2021|
|Released||September 20, 2021|
|System Requirements||iPhone 6s|
iPhone 6s Plus
iPhone 7 Plus
iPhone 8 Plus
iPhone Xs Max
iPhone 11 Pro
iPhone 11 Pro Max
iPhone 12 mini
iPhone 12 Pro
iPhone 12 Pro Max
iPhone 13 mini
iPhone 13 Pro
iPhone 13 Pro Max
iPhone SE 2nd Generation
iPhone SE 3rd Generation
iPod touch 7th Generation
|iOS 15.0||19A346||September 20, 2021|
|iOS 15.0.1||19A348||October 1, 2021|
|iOS 15.0.2||19A404||October 11, 2021|
|iOS 15.1||19B74||October 25, 2021|
|iOS 15.1.1||19B81||November 17, 2021|
|December 13, 2021|
|iOS 15.2.1||19C63||January 12, 2022|
|iOS 15.3||19D50||January 26, 2022|
|iOS 15.3.1||19D52||February 10, 2022|
|iOS 15.4||19E241||March 14, 2022|
|iOS 15.4.1||19E258||March 31, 2022|
|iOS 15.5||19F77||May 16, 2022|
|iOS 15.6||19G71||July 20, 2022|
|iOS 15.6.1||19G82||August 17, 2022|
|iOS 15.7||19H12||September 12, 2022|
|iOS 15.7.1||19H117||October 27, 2022|
|iOS 15.7.2||19H218||December 13, 2022|
|iOS 15.7.3||19H307||January 23, 2023|