Apple releases iOS 15 beta 4 for developers

Today, July 27, Apple introduced the fourth beta version of iOS 15. As you would expect, the update came out exactly two weeks after the release of the previous build. For now, it can only be installed by developers and users with an appropriate beta profile, which can be download from this link… However, I do not recommend rushing. In a week, if everything is in order, Apple will release a public version, which is sure to be free of critical bugs and vulnerabilities. It also needs to be installed.

iOS 15 beta 4 is a pre-equatorial beta

In general, iOS 15 beta 4 is most likely a pre-equatorial beta version. After it, there will already be a middle, after which the number of already released assemblies will exceed the number of remaining ones. It is in the middle, as practice shows, that Apple switches to an accelerated testing cycle, when each stage takes not two weeks, but only one.

The transition to a weekly beta testing cycle is dictated by their composition. Usually, before the equator, Apple fills the update with functional innovations, and after that it focuses on fixing minor bugs and cosmetic flaws and general debugging of the operating system, adjusting it to the individual characteristics of all its devices.

New features in iOS 15

Almost all of the key innovations in iOS 15 rely only on the new iPhone

In terms of functionality, iOS 15 is pretty poor. But it becomes especially sad when you learn that most of the innovations added to the update shine only on new devices based on A12 Bionic processors and newer. These are the innovations:

  • FaceTime portrait mode;
  • Spatial sound in FaceTime;
  • Routes in Apple Maps in AR;
  • Interactive Globe in Apple Maps;
  • Increased detail of cities in Apple Maps;
  • Key digitizing function;
  • Copying text from photos;
  • QuickTake video zoom;
  • Faster Siri;
  • Offline mode for Siri;
  • Personal adjustment of Siri;
  • Offline dictation recognition;
  • Animated weather forecast.

But these innovations shine on the old iPhone:

  • Updated Safari browser with extension support;
  • Extended Do Not Disturb mode;
  • “Focus” mode, which allows you to work with profiles;
  • Grouping notifications for the day into one collection;
  • Login to compatible sites without biometrics passwords;
  • Updated “Locator” with offline search function.

IOS security updates

Agree, the difference is very, very noticeable. The new devices are shining most of all the new features that will appear in iOS 15, while the old ones are only a miserable leftover. Moreover, if you include logic and common sense, it becomes clear that Apple has so strongly divided the functional composition of updates for different devices precisely for age reasons – so that users do not sit too long on old stuff.

If you don’t want to update, don’t update. The main thing is to install security patches on time.

However, this does not mean that there is no need to update. Rather, the opposite is true. However, now Apple will not insist on this. Therefore, she suggested to those who decide not to install new versions of the OS, make do with security updates… They will be released at approximately the same frequency as new versions of iOS, but they will not change the operating system number and will not include functional innovations. Only critical fixes and that’s it.

This approach is likely to appeal to owners of older iPhones and iPads, for whom an excessive load on their hardware is undesirable. Indeed, as practice shows, the more innovations an update contains, the more space it needs, which is why the memory of some devices is insufficient. As a result, they either turn into bricks, or simply hang on the apple. Fortunately, if this happened to you, we know what to do – be sure to read it.


Source: AppleInsider.ru — крупнейший сайт о iPhone, iPad, Mac в России by appleinsider.ru.

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