iOS 15 will see the light at Apple’s WWDC dev-centric summit, which would most certainly have an online keynote in store for us.
We are certain that most all new features of iOS will be shown on stage but the most intriguing ones will be seen as soon as the first developer beta of iOS 15 arrives. This usually doesn’t take very long and is available for download right after the keynote ends; we don’t think it will be any different with iOS 15.
What should we expect?
What can we expect from the new version of Apple’s OS? iOS 14 was a pretty important update for iOS that pushed up a slew of things, mainly the interface by adding widgets to the home screen, we don’t really believe that iOS 15 will add that much to that visual candy.
If there’s anything, it will be a tamer update that will polish whatever iOS 14 missed and improve the already-existing new features and functions. This doesn’t mean you should stop your enthusiasm though, there’s plenty of talk regarding iOS 15!
News is, iOS 15 will open the system to even more customization by allowing users to change even more of the default apps. iOS 14 started this trend by letting Safari and Mail be changed and an alternative is used instead.
The latest iOS 14.5 beta is likely to let you change your default music platform of choice as well, substituting Apple Music for Spotify, for example. This opening of iOS will likely persist in iOS 15 as well.
iOS 14 introduced widgets, which are a great new addition to Apple’s OS, but in their current state, widgets are simply not as useful on iOS as they are on Android because they aren’t interactive.
iOS 15 is said to be introducing interactive widgets where the user will be able to change volume, enable specific toggles, and so on.
More sizes are also reportedly coming to widgets in iOS 15: currently, we have small, medium, and large,
but a bunch of new in-between sizes could arrive. This will make the widget support on iOS 15 much more useful and more customizable.
Redesigned Settings menu
The Settings menu is a ocean of iOS that houses all of the possible device settings you might want to tinker with. It was the same for the past years, scoring tons of new features and menus that have gradually made it less and less intuitive. A redesign could help Apple solve that problem and make things a bit more intuitive once again.
Redesigned Lock screen and Always on Display
One of the big rumors about the iPhone 13 is that it would score an always-on display similar to the one found on the Apple Watch, which can scale down the refresh rate all the way down to 1Hz and waste just a small amount of battery.
The always-on display will certainly be hardware-dependent and won’t arrive on old iPhones, but iOS will also have to change to accommodate the new feature.
Rumor is the lock screen is designed so as to display notifications in a more friendly manner to suit the always-on display.
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