The last two iOS updates were pretty big, with iOS 15.2 bringing app privacy reports, legacy contacts, and more, while the main features of iOS 15.1 were SharePlay and ProRes, but it looks like iOS 15.3 could. running out of notable upgrades.
MacRumors reports that an initial beta for iOS 15.3 has been leaked and the only real changes are in child safety features added in iOS 15.2, small changes to the Podcasts app, and text changes regarding automatic download of magazines in Apple. News Plus.
Beyond that, there will likely be bug fixes and security updates as part of iOS 15.3, which may be more important, but these weren’t named.
It should be noted that since this is only a leak, the functionality of the officially released beta may differ. We will likely also see several beta versions of iOS 15.3 before the final version launches, and later versions may benefit from additional features.
So there is still some hope that this is an interesting update, but we are not optimistic, as we would expect to see more in this initial beta if there was a lot. things to note.
iOS 15.2 didn’t land until December 13th, and there’s usually at least a month between updates, so don’t expect iOS 15.3 to land in its final form until mid-January, although it won’t be. ‘he is really so small, maybe he will arrive sooner.
Analysis: There is more to come, but maybe not until iOS 15.4
While we don’t see much of a note in iOS 15.3, Apple has already announced a big feature that we’ve been waiting for, which is the ability for US users to add their driver’s license or state ID to the Wallet application.
This would theoretically be an accepted form of identity at TSA checkpoints and eventually work to gain access to retailers, venues and events as well. Apple delayed the feature in early 2022, but if it doesn’t arrive as part of iOS 15.3 – which likely won’t be based on this leak – we’re unlikely to see it until mid-February, if not later, when launching iOS 15.4 or higher.
For many people, the wait for this feature could be even longer, as it looks like it will initially only be available in certain US states, and although it will likely expand to the entire US and hopefully to much of the world it might take a while.
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