It’s official: iOS 15 is on the way. We got a first look at Apple’s next major operating system update at the company’s virtual Worldwide Developers Conference in June, followed by a developer beta and now a public beta. (Here’s how to download the iOS 15 public beta and the three things you need to know before installing.) A public beta 3 of the new operating system, called iOS 15 public beta 3 released build number 19A5297e, has been released to public we anticipate a general release of the new OS in early fall.
While we saw a lot of new features arrive this spring with iOS 14.5 and iOS 14.6, 14.7 this month including being able to unlock your iPhone with Face ID while wearing a mask, stop apps from tracking you for advertising purposes and choose from four Siri voices, iOS 15 adds even more. New iOS 15 features include the ability to start FaceTime calls with Android users, easier sharing in iMessage and better directions in Maps. Keep reading for everything we’ve learned about iOS 15 so far, including when it will be generally released, how to download it and some of the biggest new features.
iOS 15 release date: Fall 2021
Apple revealed iOS 15 at its annual Worldwide Developers Conference on June 7, as is typical. The new OS was first available for developers to test and became available to download as a public beta on June 30.
Apple CEO Tim Cook said the final version of iOS 15 will launch in the fall. It’s likely that this will happen in September, alongside the launch of the iPhone 13.
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