Apple just publicly releasedfor last month, alongside four new phones, the , and the . And a new OS update might already be around the corner. The dedicated operating system for all iPhone devices, when it launched. We’ve had a couple of small patches so far, including a , but no major updates yet.
That said, iOS 15.1 — which would be Apple’s first major upgrade to the new OS — has been in beta, so we’ve got some idea of what’s coming. Here’s what to expect based on our experiences with the.
When is the iOS 15.1 release date?
Apple hasn’t announced an official release date for 15.1. However, the first 15.1 beta released a month ago on Sept. 21, and the latest beta was the release candidate — the final version of the beta before the public release. We could get iOS 15.1 as early as next week.
What’s in iOS 15.1 for iPhone?
We expect iOS 15.1 to finally add support for, as well as video recording for the . The 15.1 beta also includes the ability to . (Here’s how to now.) The usual bug fixes should be in there, too.
What is the FaceTime SharePlay feature?
Apple built a lot of hype around its— an upgrade to FaceTime that allows you to share your screen during the call, letting your friends and family stream the save television and music as you at the same time. However, the feature didn’t launch with iOS 15 last month, leaving many iPhone owners wondering when they could use SharePlay. Fortunately, SharePlay was a part of the 15.1 beta, so expect it to arrive with the 15.1 update.
What will ProRes support do?
The biggest draws of theand the are their stellar cameras. The helps you get the most out of them by minimizing the amount your videos are compressed, helping to protect the image quality in your videos. It’s great if you like to do creative editing before sharing your captures. ProRes was included in the third beta for iOS 15.1, which means it’s likely to launch with the live update.
How can I download the iOS 15.1 beta?
In order to test the beta versions of Apple software, you first need to sign up for Apple’s Beta Software Program. Note that beta versions of software are buggy and not optimized, so we only recommend downloading betas on extra devices, not your primary phone, tablet or laptop. Once you’re participating in the program, you’ll need to download the configuration profile from Apple. Then you should be able to find the latest beta version by going to Settings > General > Software update and selecting Download and Install.
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