Apple now seeding iOS/iPadOS 15.1 beta to developers

Enrique, 22 September 2021

Just after it pushed the public releases for iOS/iPadOS 15 and watchOS 8, Apple is now seeding iOS/iPadOS 15.1 to developers. The update will include more of the features that Apple promised for iOS 15, but hasn't delivered with the recent update.

Among these features is SharePlay, which lets users watch or listen to content with another person within a FaceTime call. They can also share the iPhone's screen and SharePlay will work across all apple devices and across many streaming services.

Lossless Audio and Dolby Atmos are also available with iOS 15.1 beta. Dolby Atmos brings a new 3D-listening experience to supported Apple Music tracks on AirPods devices. Meanwhile, Lossless audio on Apple Music can only be heard on iOS or Mac via a wired headset, or through a HomePod device, though you will need to have the HomePod 15.1 beta installed on the smart speaker to activate the features through the Home app.

Apple now seeding iOS/iPadOS 15.1 and watchOS 8.1 beta to developers

There's a new option in the Phone app's settings that will let Siri "Announce Calls" so you know who is calling. iOS 15 brings support for COVID-19 vaccination information to be stored in the Health app, but in 51.1, Apple Wallet gains support for some ID cards, including COVID-19 vaccination info.

The public release of iOS 15 arrived on Monday, which brought changes to notifications, Focus profiles, Safari layout changes and added support for web extensions. There are also improvements to Screen Time and Nearby Interaction based on Ultra Wide Band (used with Apple's AirTags.

New in iOS 15: FaceTime with SharePlay New in iOS 15: Redesigned notifications New in iOS 15: Focus New in iOS 15: Safari with web extensions
New in iOS 15: FaceTime with SharePlay • Redesigned notifications • Focus • Safari with web extensions

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Reader comments

  • Anonymous
  • 22 Sep 2021
  • BLf

Health app, but in "51.1", Apple Wallet gains support for some ID cards, including COVID-19 vaccination info. This should be corrected as it's an article mistake.

  • Cristian
  • 22 Sep 2021
  • nDV

Sure, on my 11 is just as buttery as 14.8 was. I was a little reluctant when it came to bugs, but so far none of those

  • Anonymous
  • 22 Sep 2021
  • xq5

Sad but true. People never realise that and continue wasting money.

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