Apple presented iOS 15 at WWDC-2021. A recording of the online broadcast of the event is available on the company’s website.
The company has redesigned the FaceTime video calling app, adding a spatial audio feature. The program has a built-in noise cancellation system that muffles external noise, as well as SharePlay support for watching movies or listening to music together. Messages will include the ability to send multiple photos as an album and integration with other iOS apps like Apple Music and Apple News.
The new operating system for Apple smartphones has received a notable redesign. iOS has added an updated lock screen and redesigned notifications – users will be able to receive messages from apps based on their status. The new “Focus” feature gives the ability to customize the type of notifications a user will receive: for example, at work will only receive notifications from work apps. The user can manually select in which scenario which notifications should be silenced, but the system itself can change the “Focus” mode depending on the user’s actions and the time of day.
At last year’s WWDC, which took place on June 22 and for the first time in history was held online, Apple announced iOS 14. The OS got widgets, picture-in-picture support, a built-in translator with voice input support, and redesigned call animations.