Apple recently released details about upcoming changes to their latest operating system. Due to be released in Autumn 2021, iOS 15 introduces new features for FaceTime calls, tools to reduce distractions for increased workflow, redesigns for Safari, Weather and Maps plus some added privacy features.
Overview of New Features
- Redesigned Notifications, Safari, Weather, Maps and Notes
- Text Recognition in Images
- Added privacy features
- Spatial Audio and SharePlay for FaceTime
Which devices will be supported by iOS15?
iOS 15 will be compatible with all the same iPhones as iOS 13 and iOS 14. iOS 15 compatible devices are listed below:
- iPhone 12
- iPhone 12 mini
- iPhone 12 Pro
- iPhone 12 Pro Max
- iPhone 11 Pro
- iPhone SE (2020)
- iPhone 11 Pro Max
- iPhone 11
- iPhone XS
- iPhone XS Max
- iPhone XR
- iPhone X
- iPhone 8
- iPhone 8 Plus
- iPhone 7
- iPhone 7 Plus
- iPhone 6s
- iPhone 6s Plus
- iPhone SE (2016)
- iPod touch (7th generation)
Benefits for Business
One of the newest additions we’re most excited about is the new Focus Feature. It has been designed to filter notifications and apps based on what a user wishes to focus on at a certain time. When a users’ Focus is blocking incoming notifications, their status will be displayed to others in Messages.
This feature will help for different occasions including work hours or winding down for bed. Users can create a custom design for which apps they want to receive notifications from and when Focus is set on one Apple device, it will automatically apply to other linked Apple devices too.
This feature will be a brilliant asset to businesses. Having focus times will ensure an increase in productivity and help your employees section their time according to their personal focus patterns throughout the day.
Similar to the Focus upgrade Notifications have been redesigned in iOS15. To reduce distraction a notification summary will collect notifications together for a delivery at an appropriate time and arranges notifications by priority.
Safari has a new, compact tab bar that floats at the bottom of the screen so users can easily switch between tabs. There is also the ability to create a ‘Tab Group’ to allow users to save tabs and easily access them whenever they need.
Maps now offers a 3D view in cities with enhanced details like buildings, bike lanes and includes a new city-driving experience with added road details and transit features with the option of saving regular routes.
FaceTime has also been updated now providing Spatial Audio and voice isolation so that people’s voices sound as if they are coming from where the person is located on the screen. There is also SharePlay which allows users to share media together in sync during a FaceTime call. Shareable links are another new addition to allow FaceTime calls to be scheduled in advance and can also be opened on Android and Windows devices.
For more in-depth details of new features, we didn’t cover such as updates to Wallet, Live Text, Portrait Mode, Health, Photos and Cloud head to https://www.apple.com/uk/ios/ios-15-preview/
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