During the WWDC21 that we lived through yesterday we received many news, however, we all know that iOS is the epicenter of all the lights, the company’s mobile operating system has been with us since the beginning of this website and we could not miss the long-awaited appointment with iOS 15.
These are all the news that come from the hand of iOS 15 and that you should not miss, we show you the ins and outs of iOS 15. And we are not only going to focus on what Apple announced with great fanfare, we also show you those “secret” functions that the Cupertino company did not mention during the presentation.
FaceTime, now web and with spatial audio
With the arrival of the pandemic Apple has realized that FaceTime required a little more presence, That is why it has decided to innovate with FaceTime. First of all, now you will be able to make calls with whoever you want by sending them a link, you will access a web system that will allow us to share our FaceTime with users who are on Android terminals or Windows devices without the need to perform any type of installation.
In addition, FaceTime has added a functionality that will allow to eliminate external sound callsWide Spectrum, in the same way as the famous Spatial Audio fully integrates into Apple’s video calling app.
SharePlay, share multimedia content
Also fruit of the aforementioned, Apple has launched a service that will allow us to share both music and audiovisual content in streaming directly with whoever we want through an improved function of the current onePicture-in-Picturethat already integrate the latest devices of the company. For now Disney +, HBO and Twitch are some of the services that have announced this function of sharing streaming content.
This is also in addition to the possibility of directly sharing the screen through a FaceTime call or any of the services that we have been mentioning so far. Similarly, these functionalities ofshared recommendations They will allow us directly through iMessages, Apple Music and other integrated applications to recommend content to our contacts, without the need to transmit the links through the messaging application.
Concentrate with Focus and produce with LiveText
Productivity also makes more sense, the systemFocus will allow us to adjust a kind ofdo not disturb mode advanced that will give us the opportunity to adjust what type of notifications we want to invade our moment of concentration, either because we are working or conducting studies. In addition, we will be able to synchronize this option with the rest of the services such as the possibility of adjusting different lighting scenes.
We continue with LiveText, a new functionality that is fully integrated into the iOS camera and that will allow us to capture written content quickly. Tasks as basic as photographing a phone on a poster and making a call will save us a lot of time. This capacity can be used both through the photo gallery and with captures that we have taken at the same time, which makes it very interesting.
This is spun with the possibility of making translations of these same photographs, We already know that Google Lens did this task quickly, But having it integrated directly into iOS will make things much easier for us, and why not say so, the first tests suggest that the translation and identification results produced seem to improve on the competition.
Spotlight grows and improves
In the same way that we can now read content from the photographs and translate it, all this will be reflected in the Artificial Intelligence of the device. The integrated search engine within the Photos application will now perform cross-tasks with the Spotlight so they will give us the possibility of showing us results based on what we are looking for. If we enter a text in Spotlight that matches that of a photograph, it will be shown quickly.
The same will happen with contacts, mail or messages, Spotlight searches have improved remarkably, Despite the fact that many users are unaware of the comforts offered by the iOS Spotlight, despite the fact that in macOS it is precisely one of the most used capabilities.
Wallet and Time, more and better
Now the Wallet application will allow us to include identity documents in those countries where the compatibilities have been recognized by the authorities. We imagine that it is something that in Spain we can only dream for the moment. In the same way, compatibility with smart lock systems will be expanded, as well as the number of hotels compatible with the iPhone’s NFC that turns our iPhone into a key.
Similarly, the Weather app has now been redesigned and will display more detailed content about the state of the environment. However, the content of the information will remain from the same provider as before.
Apple Maps redesign
Apple continues to struggle with Google Maps to popularize its service, at least on iOS devices, despite the fact that the battle seems already settled for Google. Meanwhile, Apple has completely redesigned the Apple Maps navigation system, adding lane identification, more detail, lane limits and even traffic lights. This information will be more extensive if it fits in certain cities in the United States.
These novelties obviously also reach Car play and it will enhance the indications that until now are shown on the Apple Watch.
IOS 15 compatibility
This new operating system will be compatible with exactly the same devices that until now has been iOS 14. Certainly Apple has not included too many technical developments in the software, but it is clear that the compatibility years ago is surprising locals and strangers. This is the list of iPhone and iPod devices compatible with iOS 15:
- iPhone 6s
- iPhone 6s Plus
- iPhone SE (1st generation)
- iPhone 7
- iPhone 7 Plus
- iPhone 8
- iPhone 8 Plus
- iPhone X
- iPhone Xs
- iPhone Xs Max
- iPhone XR
- iPod Touch (7th generation)
- iPhone 11
- iPhone 11 Pro
- iPhone 11 Pro Max
- iPhone SE (2020)
- iPhone 12 mini
- iPhone 12
- iPhone 12 Pro
- iPhone 12 Pro Max
The official launch is expected in the second half of September, coinciding with the official launch of the new iPhone 13.