Cupertino-based tech giant Apple is all set to launch the newest version of their mobile phone operating system, iOS 15. iOS 15 was announced back in April at their World Wide Developers Conference 2021 popularly known as WWDC. You can check out our recap of iOS 15 here.
Apple has officially announced at their September 14 “California Streaming” event that the new OS will be available to consumers on September 20. This operating system has been in beta versions for a very long time now. The latest Release Candidate (RC) was released on September 15th and the response from beta testers has been very positive.
Apple has been continuously releasing beta versions ever since WWDC and has been ironing out any minor imperfections or bugs based on the beta tester’s response. The software is not perfect but stable enough for all iPhones to run so the brand is making it available for the public. The confirmation comes on the back of the announcement of Apple’s latest-generation iPhones, as well as the Watch Series 7 and two new iPads. With the launch, Apple will be bringing features such as notifications summaries, major improvements to its Spotlight universal search, and other features.
All iPhones Getting iOS 15
With the confirmation of the launch date, Apple has also given a list of which iPhones will receive their annual upgrade.
- 2020: iPhone 12 series, iPhone SE (2nd gen)
- 2019: iPhone 11 series
- 2018: iPhone XR and XS series
- 2017: iPhone 8 series and iPhone X
- 2016: iPhone 7 series, iPhone SE (1st gen)
- 2015: iPhone 6s series, iPod Touch (7th gen)
The latest iPhone 13 series consisting of the iPhone 13 mini, iPhone 13, iPhone 13 Pro, and iPhone 13 Pro Max will come pre-installed with this new software. Apple is continuing support for phones that are 6 years old for at least one more year, at which point iOS 16 will be released.
This lifespan of supported devices is already considerably longer than any other Android manufacturer out there and really shows the value Apple gives to its devices and customers.
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