The new version of the iPhone’s operating system is coming in a few days, on September 20.
Shortly after Apple’s back-to-school keynote and its many new products, including the iPhone 13, the iPhone 13 Pro, the new iPads and the Apple Watch Series 7, the Cupertino-based company is getting ready to launch the final version of its new version of iOS on September 20.
The good news is that you don’t need to buy a new iPhone 13 to enjoy it. iOS 15 will be available on all iPhones since the iPhone 6S, which was released nearly six years ago.
Here are all the compatible models:
- iPhone 13, iPhone 13 mini, iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max
- iPhone 12, iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max
- iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max
- iPhone X, iPhone XR, iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max
- iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus
- iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus
- iPhone 6S and 6S Plus
- iPhone SE 1st and 2nd generation
- iPod Touch 7th generation
iOS 15 offers a large number of new features, including a new Focus mode to reduce daytime distractions, a new notification center, the arrival of “Live Text” to copy and paste text from a photo, a redesign of many apps such as Maps, Weather or Safari, and new features for iMessage and FaceTime.
On September 20, iOS 15 will be released in its final version, just like iPadOS 15, its equivalent for the Apple tablet. The latter offers a few more new features, such as Quick Note, the arrival of widgets on the home screen and Universal Control. This impressive function, which allows you to display the pointer of your Mac running macOS Monterey on your iPad, will not be available as soon as iPadOS 15 is launched.
All iPhones, from the 6s to the 12 Pro Max, will be able to install iOS 15 starting September 20. On the same day, iPadOS 15, tvOS 15 and watchOS 7 will also be rolled out.
Announced in June at WWDC, iOS 15 will be available on September 20. Unlike last year, when Apple released the new version of its operating system the day after its conference, this time there will be a more normal delay between the keynote and the release of the new iOS. It must be said that, last year, this 24-hour launch had upset many developers (their applications had not had time to be approved by Apple).
By next Monday, they should have time to finalize their applications to allow them to exploit the new features of Apple’s 2021 OS.
iOS and iPadOS on the same day
Available on all iPhones from the 6s onwards (a smartphone released in 2015!), iOS 15 brings some interesting new features such as the “Focus” mode to reduce the number of notifications you receive, a redesign of the Notification Center with a new, more sober interface, some redesigned applications (Maps, Weather, Safari, etc.) or “Live Text” to copy and paste text from a photo or any screenshot.
Some iOS 15 features, such as SharePlay to watch a movie with several people during a FaceTime call or Private Relay to hide your IP address will be available later.