Apple announces the release of iOS 15 and iPadOS 15 on September 20. The company announced the new free operating system updates during WWDC 2021 earlier in June and offered public beta releases over the summer.
The two new versions of iOS and iPadOS offer a set of features. Headliners include changes to notifications such as adding notification summaries, Focus modes to create separate lists of apps and notifications allowed to reach users at different times of the day, improvements made to FaceTime which include the ability to invite Android and Windows users to first-time calls, and a new look for Safari.
On iPad, iPadOS 15 finally brings iOS 14 features like the app library and resizable widgets, and the other previously mentioned goodies that Apple has planned for iOS 15. As part of the update, Apple is also tweaking. multitasking, with a new split-screen menu and a “shelf” for organizing apps that offer separate windows, like Safari.
Some features for iOS 15 and iPadOS 15 will take a bit longer to arrive. Apple says SharePlay, the ability to share live video and audio via FaceTime calls, is slated for release later this fall.
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