iOS 15 vs. iOS 14 – Is The Upgrade Worth It?

Apple introduced iOS 15, featuring a set of new features to iPhones for free. However, numerous people are wondering if they should update or not when the OS becomes available.

The update was showcased during the latest WWDC.

Though the features have just been released, we won’t be able to install the full update until autumn, when the new iPhone models will be released.

If you don’t want to wait for that long to obtain the update, you can enrol in the Apple Beta Programme. That grants you early access to the latest versions of the software, but you may experience specific bugs as the software isn’t a finished product yet.

The operating system will be available on device onwards of the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus / iPhone SE (those included).

Apple kept many things unchanged with iOS 15, instead focusing on new features for its fundamental apps like Safari, Maps, Photos, Apple Music, and FaceTime.

Some fresh features are available across other apps, like Shared With You and Focus, which should enhance the user experience when they are released this year.

Let’s See What’s New!

  • Focus Mode – It gives you the option to limit the distractions that are bundled with your smartphone with extra customisability.
  • Notifications – There are contact photos for message senders, and app icons got enlarged to quickly tell who sent a notification from a distance. The OS will also sort notifications according to various priorities, meaning that you rapidly get noticed when a human tries to reach you, but apps you don’t use often will be held back.
  • Spotlight – the new Live Text feature was added
  • FaceTime – you can now chat with people who use Android and Windows devices!

These are just a bunch of the major new additions. Stay tuned for more!

William Reid
A science writer through and through, William Reid’s first starting working on offline local newspapers. An obsessive fascination with all things science/health blossomed from a hobby into a career. Before hopping over to Optic Flux, William worked as a freelancer for many online tech publications including ScienceWorld, JoyStiq and Digg. William serves as our lead science and health reporter.