This year's WorldWide Developers Conference has begun with an emphasis on the next version of Apple's operating system for iPhones. iOS 15 now includes a slew of new capabilities in its apps and services.
According to Apple VP Craig Federighi, iOS 15 includes improvements to FaceTime, Focus, Messages, Photos, and other features. Here's how these changes claim to improve iPhone user experience.
Apple's goal is to make FaceTime calls appear more natural to its users. In order to accomplish this, the business announced the Spatial Audio functionality for FaceTime. The technology ensures that the sound from FaceTime calls is stretched out to simulate where the speaker is in relation to the mic, providing the listener with a surround sound experience.
In addition, Voice Isolation is now available in FaceTime. The functionality will aid in the transmission of clear voice from a person on a video call. It will do so by decreasing background noise and isolating the speaker's voice, similar to how voice calls work.
If users want to include all voices and noise, they can select Wide Spectrum, and every sound picked up by the microphone will be relayed to the listener exactly as it is.
There is also a new Grid View for the app that displays every guest in a huge tile style to keep track of who is saying what. Apple has also added Portrait Mode to FaceTime, which allows attendees to stand out from the background during a video conversation.
FaceTime users will soon be able to share links, similar to Zoom meeting links. According to Apple, these links will function on any platform. FaceTime has received a significant update with the addition of SharePlay, which allows for shared experiences during a FaceTime session.
Users may now listen to music, watch movies and videos, and share their screen with friends via FaceTime. The apps will be opened within FaceTime, and the FaceTime controls will show on top in a tab-like fashion. Apple claims it is collaborating with Disney+, Hulu, HBO Max, the NBA, and other content partners to expand support for this functionality.
Multiple photographs submitted in a chat will now be shown in a new collage look in messages. Furthermore, Apple has added Shared Stacks, which will transfer over items shared with the user from Messages to their News app and Photos app for display.
This means that Shared Stacks will appear in the News section, Safari, Apple News, and other platforms where shared items are available.
Apple has improved the functions of Focus to provide the user with a more personalized experience based on their schedule. A new Notification Summary, for example, will leverage on-device intelligence based on user patterns to summarize notifications that may be given collectively at a defined time.
This is combined with new Focus statuses, which allow you to pick when you want to see notifications from specific apps, making your phone functions more specific to routines such as exercises, the office, or your personal time. These changes will be applied to the home screen, notification preferences, and all devices.
Furthermore, Do Not Disturb will now notify others of your status via the Messages app. It will even allow them to bypass the DND and ping you in the event of a critical interaction.
iOS 15 adds Live Text to Photos, allowing users to select text visible in photographs, which may then be copied and used as text in other apps. Photos will now appear in Spotlight search, and users will be able to search for text within these photos.
Photos Memories has also been updated to allow for the creation of on-demand videos with music from Apple Music. Users can press and hold these memories while viewing to pause photographs while the music continues to play. Music can also be chosen by the users themselves.
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