iOS 15, iPadOS 15, watchOS 8, and tvOS 15 Will Be Released On September 20

iOS 15, iPadOS 15, watchOS 8, and tvOS 15 will be released on Monday, September 20, Apple announced today during its "California streaming" event.

iOS 15 General Feature Red ORange
iOS 15 and iPadOS 15 include a number of improvements and features, including redesigned notifications, Focus mode, Live Text, and more. iOS 15, iPadOS 15, watchOS 8, and tvOS 15 were previewed in June and have been in beta testing over the summer.

Apple today did not announce a release date for macOS Monterey, given we're likely to see its release later on in the fall alongside new Apple silicon Macs.

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Top Rated Comments

Sill Avatar
37 months ago
I laughed when they threw the "Privacy" section into the iPhone announcement, but only mentioned two things (on-machine learning for Siri, and something else I've already forgotten) and no mention of the privacy-killing photo scanning they announced last month. I heard thats "under evaluation" and may not ship with iOS15, but I've gotten to the point where I no longer trust Apple.
Score: 20 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Archeteo Avatar
37 months ago

No thanks. ill stay on 14
Apple have cancelled the release of iOS 15 because krspkbl is not updating.
Score: 16 Votes (Like | Disagree)
krspkbl Avatar
37 months ago
No thanks. ill stay on 14
Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)
ghanwani Avatar
37 months ago
Really looking forward to the address bar at the bottom in Safari. I have wanted this all my life.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
al256 Avatar
37 months ago

I wonder why I even engage this sort of comment. Probably should stop.

1) If you don't trust Apple's software to do what they say, any conversation about the implications of what they say is pointless.
2) The only "scanning" was to be a local pre-hashing of photos that are exchanged with iCloud. They clearly stated opting out of iCloud Photos will avoid having any local photo hashes "reported" back to them.
3) If apple wanted to look at your photos in the iCloud, they could already. The content isn't encrypted in any way either in iCloud Photos or in iCloud backups. The main reason we think apple wasn't doing this is that Google/FB/Reddit/MS/Discord/Twitter/etc all disclose public numbers on how many accounts they report for hits on these hashes; and they have orders of magnitude more reported users and hence must be regularly trawling all their users' photos.
4) other cloud photo systems compute the same hashing of the photos in their cloud (vs on device).
I don't speak for others but this certainly muddying the point. iCloud backups/photos are accessible to Apple, yes. In their cloud. That's not the problem.

Apple built in hashing on the device to look for illegal content. Its current limitations do not matter to me. I would not read a white paper on cattle cars and how they are only designed to move live stock. I damn well know they can move people too.

The problem for me is, I now have this device which at some point can treat my device the way NSA does with its Utah data center. I'm at a crossroads. I won't upgrade to iOS 15. I may go back to a simple cell phone. I'm not sure. I'm just one person that believes in strengthening civil liberties not eroding them.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
mnsportsgeek Avatar
37 months ago
And so begins update season where the endless updates to fix bugs that should have been fixed in the intial release roll in for the next 3 months.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)