Apple has just released iOS 15 for the iPhone and iPad, with several new features, including a FaceTime update that provides more natural video calls, Focus to help reduce distraction, Live Text using on-device intelligence to surface useful information, as well as a Maps upgrade for new ways to navigate the world. Updated FaceTime audio and video features make calls feel more natural, thanks to spatial audio that makes a user sound like they’re coming from the direction positioned on the screen. Read more for two videos and additional information.
Focus is one of the completely new features in iOS 15, and it’s an innovative way to help users reduce distraction by filtering notifications based on a user’s focal point at that moment. Examples would be setting Work Focus during working hours to only allow notifications from coworkers and apps that are used for the job, while Personal Focus can be used when taking a break with friends and family. Notifications have also been revamped, adding contact photos for people and larger icons for apps that make them even easier to identify.
- Stunning 10.9-inch Liquid Retina display with True Tone and P3 wide color
- A14 Bionic chip with Neural Engine
- Touch ID for secure authentication and Apple Pay
Accessibility features include the ability to explore people, objects, text, and tables within images in more detail with VoiceOver, and new background sounds play continuously in the background to mask unwanted environmental or external noise,” said Apple.