Apple is set to announce its next software update, iOS 15 at the upcoming Worldwide Developer Conference on 7th June. The event will not only reveal new iOS but also new iPadOS, macOS, watchOS, tvOS, and more.
Quite surprisingly there weren’t any rumors this year about what might be or what might not be included in the next iOS. Which makes it safe to assume that Apple has not made any significant changes since massive upgrades in iOS 14.
New Features in iOS 15
Users who have already taken a glimpse at iOS 15 shared some new features on social media. It appeared that the list included some stuff that Apple users greatly expected from the tech giant to add sooner than this.
Health App now Tracks Food
One of the most unique and talked about features came out to be the food tracking ability in the Health app. Currently, the application is known to track the nutrition of users by collecting data about the intake of caffeine, water, carbohydrates, vitamins, and minerals. After updating to the next OS, it would also track the food its users would eat.
Reportedly, the tech experts compare it to the MyFitnessPal app, which is a kind of food diary. However, it offers a large database of food for over 300 million items. Due to this, users can easily track how much food and calories they consume on daily basis. Right now, it is not clear whether Apple’s Health app would be able to offer a similar database or the users would have to enter consumption data manually.
New Menu for Privacy App
With iOS 14, Apple received a lot of appreciation for making a huge change in privacy features. The tech giant introduced Nutrition Labels, which every app required to follow. It asked app developers to clearly explain what kind of user data they would be collecting. The company also released App Tracking Transparency (ATT) in iOS 14.5, which required developers to ask permission from users in order to track their data across other platforms.
Now with iOS 15, the tech giant is aiming to take privacy to another level. Reportedly, there will be a new menu that will show which apps are collecting their data silently.
New Features in iMessage
Last year’s update added many new iMessage features like tagging people individually, pinning conversations, customizing notifications in group chats, and creating a thread under specific messages.
This year new notification preferences will allow users to decide whether they want to hear notification sounds on their phone or not in their current situation. For example, if the users are sleeping, working, driving, or doing some other tasks, they can quickly switch the notification off. A new menu will now appear on the Lock Screen and in Control Center for instant access.
iPhone’s new operating system will also include automatic replies, which were previously allowed in Do Not Disturb and Sleep modes only.
Improved Dark Mode?
Apple has added some more dark mode tweaks for elements of different colors. Users can further customize iPhone’s interface as well as iMessage chat bubbles. The fact that Android introduced these features ages ago explains how overrated iPhone really is.
Which Phones Will Get iOS 15?
Apple keeps changing the list of compatible handsets with the release of every update. According to the reports, the following iPhones can support iOS 15:
iPhone 7 Plus
iPhone 8 Plus
iPhone XS Max
iPhone 11 Pro
iPhone 11 Pro Max
iPhone SE (2020)
iPhone 12 mini
iPhone 12 Pro
iPhone 12 Pro Max
Additionally, the new iPhone 13 coming later this year would also be running this operating system.