Apple’s upcoming iOS 15 update is set to arrive soon, and there’s plenty for iPhone users to get excited about. The latest operating system includes major updates, including the ability to start FaceTime calls with Android users and an improved Maps experience, but it's not available just yet. If you’re wondering when iOS 15 will be released, you’ll want to check out these details about Apple’s fall update.
Apple didn’t announce the official roll-out date of iOS 15 during the company’s “California Streaming” event on Tuesday, Sept. 14, but the company did reveal it in a press release about the new iPhone 13 lineup. Per Apple’s Sept. 14 release, iOS 15 will be available as free update on Monday, Sept. 20.
Apple originally dropped news of iOS 15 coming in fall 2021 at the company’s virtual Worldwide Developers Conference in June 2021. A developer test of iOS 15 dropped on June 7 before a public beta mode became available in July 2021. Since then, it’s been a waiting game. Usually, Apple announces the date alongside the iPhones during the event, but CEO Tim Cook was mum on the date. Thankfully, the Apple press release for the new phone confirmed the iOS 15 update is scheduled for Monday, Sept. 20.
New versions of iOS are typically released around the same time as an iPhone launch event, with 2020’s iOS 14 released one day after Apple’s Sept. 15 keynote last year. Fans will have to wait a little longer for iOS 15, which comes just four days before the iPhone 13 mini, iPhone 13, iPhone 13 Pro, and iPhone 13 Pro Max release on Sept. 24.
If you haven’t tried a beta version of the new operating system yet, iOS 15 has plenty of notable changes that’ll upgrade your user experience. There’s the new spatial audio and Portrait mode for FaceTime, as well as the ability to start FaceTime calls with Android users. For Messages, there’s an update that allows you to share stacked and collage photos in chats.
Additionally, you’ll soon be able to go card-free when you utilize the digital ID in Apple Wallet that’s coming with iOS 15. The company is working with states to allow for residents to upload state IDs and driver’s licenses to Wallet and use it as you would a physical card. You’ll also soon be able to use it for identification by showing it to the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) in select states at select checkpoints.
With iOS 15 coming on Sept. 20, you won’t have to wait much longer to finally upgrade your iPhone experience.
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