Apple has officially released iOS 15 and the iPadOS to the public. With the launch, several tests and concerns have come on rising about the new OS.
Although Apple believes the new OS brings about a change, there does not seem to be much of an update in the launch. However, saying that does not mean any updates but, very few and minor ones. Apple is known to have a name when it comes to their UI’s and software enhancements. The iOS 12 brought about battery enhancements which was a major concern back then.
Similarly, the iOS 14 is known to be a game-changer in the iPhone OS with the introduction of widgets and App Library. This year, Apple has failed to have made these runs go on.
Features like SharePlay, Universal Control, and 3D Maps were the major updates expected in the OS. However, they are delayed to launch later this year and have not been given a hint in the launch version too. On a happy point, iCloud Plus’s VPN-like private relay will have a place to start as a beta feature. The new Safari UI is also another update in the OS, although raising controversy about its design.
The overall upgrade rather seems like an iOS 14 update with minor bug fixes. At this point, Apple has been a company that either hits it completely or misses it, and iOS 15 is the one-hit that Apple has missed out on. iOS 15 is made compatible with the following devices:
- iPhone 13 / 13 mini / 13 Pro / 13 Max
- iPhone 12 / 12 mini / 12 Pro / 12 Max
- iPhone 11 / 11 Pro / 11 Pro Max
- iPhone XS / XS Max / iPhone XR
- iPhone X
- iPhone 8 / 8 Plus
- iPhone 7 / 7 Plus
- iPhone 6s / iPhone 6s Plus
- iPhone SE (1st generation)
- iPhone SE (2nd generation)
- iPod touch (7th generation)
Similarly, iPadOS has no lesser comparison to iOS 15 as they are very identical. However, iPadOS is equipped with the iOS 14 updates its predecessor could not receive. The two major updates are the addition of the widget and the app library system. The iPad update last year added widgets but, they could be viewed only in the left portion of the home screen.
Furthermore, the App Library enables users to organize their apps without needing to keep them on the home screen. iPadOS also comes with a new shelf view that shows all the open windows that have been open for a specific app.
Note-taking on the iPad is made convenient by just swiping the corner of the screen to make the notes app pop. This makes sure that you never miss out on anything important. iPadOS 15 is compatible with the following devices:
- iPad Pro (all models)
- iPad (5th generation or newer)
- iPad mini (5th generation or newer)
- iPad mini 4
- iPad Air (3rd generation or newer)
- iPad Air 2
Both, iOS 15 and iPadOS 15 can be updated through the “Software Updates” on the Settings.