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iOS 15 and iPad OS 15: These are the innovations in the iPhone and iPad operating systems


Apple's new operating systems will be available for download from Monday. We have already tried them out and explain the most important innovations.

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Apple's new operating systems on their host devices

Photo: Matthias Kremp / DER SPIEGEL

At the beginning of the week, the Internet has to be prepared for larger downloads. Starting Monday (September 20), Apple will provide a series of updates that were announced at the WWDC developer conference in June. For example, tvOS 15 makes it easier to connect AirPods to the Apple TV TV box. With watchOS 8, Apple's Series 3 smartwatches learn to automatically recognize cycling as training, even on e-bikes. In addition, the update provides new clock faces and the training forms Tai-Chi and Pilates.

Apple's HomePod speakers will also get some new features with software version 15. The possibility of limiting the bass reproduction to a level that is friendly to the neighbors, for example, an automatic volume control for Siri and the possibility of having Siri do things at a certain time: "Switch off the light in the living room in fifteen minutes."

Most of the attention will be paid to iOS 15 for the iPhones and iPadOS 15 for iPads because the number of devices that can run these updates is very large.

In the list of devices compatible with iOS 15, Apple still lists smartphones as old as the iPhone 6S, the first-generation iPhone SE and the iPod touch 7.

The oldest tablets on the iPadOS 15 compatibility list are likely to be the iPad Air 2, iPad mini 4, iPad 5, and the first iPad Pro.

We have summarized the most important innovations that users get with the updates on their gadgets in the following photo series:

Source: spiegel

All tech articles on 2021-09-19

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