This fall, iPad users will be able to download the operating system update for iPados 15 for Apple tablets. Supporting iOS 15, the new iPad was launched at WWDC 2021 last June. It takes many features from the OS for iPhones, allowing you to get the most out of your iPod with a few extra features.
It seems that the iPadOS 15 is not a big update for Apple tablets, it’s upgrading the features of the iPadOS 14 (and adding some missing in the 2020 release). However, some will appreciate one or two of these small changes.
IPados 15 at a glance
- what is that ? The 3rd iteration of the iPad is dedicated to the iPods
- When will it be released? In the fall, probably in September or October
- How much does it cost? It is completely free
IPados 15 Release Date
Apple has confirmed that the iPadOS 15 will be compatible with iPods by the fall of 2021, which may be in September or October. New iPad 10.2 launch date.
Prior to that, a public beta was available Official Program Website. All you have to do is create an Apple account and have the compatible device to install the correct certificate.
Compatible devices with iPadOS 15
The iPad 15 is available for “all iPod Pro models, iPod Mini 4, iPod Air 2, iPod 5th generation and all other versions”. Below is the full list of compatible devices:
- IPod Pro (2015) / Pro (2017) / Pro (2018) / Pro (2020) / Pro (2021)
- IPod Air 2 / Air 3 / Air 4
- IPod (2017) / (2018) / (2019) / (2020)
- IPod Mini (2015) / Mini (2019)
Key Features of iPadOS 15
The new features in the iPad 15 are actually the same as in the iPad 14, which has undergone some minor changes. In the following chapters, we have outlined important changes.
Widgets were added in iOS 14, but they were locked in a panel on the left side of the iPod home screen … for some reason. So far, iPod widgets are complicated to use.
It will change in iPados 15 and you can place the widgets wherever you want via the future interface. Widgets cover more applications than ever before, including the App Store, Find My, Game Center, Mail and Contacts.
The utility library is a feature of iOS 14 that is finally found on the iPad. Like Android’s application drawer, this is a menu that lists all your apps on a separate screen.
It also categorizes your applications, which is a great way to organize all your tools if you are an irregular person, and can categorize your applications by function or application frequency.
On iPhones you have to swipe at the end of your home screen to access the app library, but on iPods it can be easily brought in from any side via the dock.
Another “new” feature that is not really a “new” feature is multi-tasking, which allows you to display two applications on one screen and leave them unused.
It is unclear how this differs from the current split screen feature, as earlier versions of the iPad had a list of apps that you could change while multitasking was already available.
The way to activate the split screen is different because it allows you to enable a separate menu split display at the top of the screen or swipe with a single tap, instead of dragging or dropping apps.
You can quickly access the home screen from split view, use keyboard shortcuts and configure and switch between split view and scrolling.
The iOS “Notes” app seems to have become Google Docs. You can even refer people in documents, edit history and more.
Another new improvement is the ability to easily bring up a quick note by swiping the screen with an Apple pencil, which allows you to easily draw a note.
You can use this function when another application is displayed on the main screen and then copy some data from an open application such as the URL of a website.
Finally, there are new ways to label notes, which means you can sort your notes and find them in New File Explorer.
Want to connect your iPad to your Mac? Universal control may be the feature you need, which drags between devices. For example, if you work on a document on your iPod, you can drag it to the side of the screen and bring it to your Mac’s screen for editing.
IPhones have access to Apple’s translation app, which is basically an updated Google translation of Android. This application now comes to the iPad, which allows you to translate text or voice command. You can also translate features or content from other applications such as emails into foreign languages. With Auto Translate, the app detects your speaker’s language and translates it in real time, without having to press the microphone button.
FaceTime includes a variety of enhancements, the most important of which is a function called SharePlay, which has the ability to share listening to a song with multiple users on Apple Mickey. Or watch the series together with shared background controls.
It’s like the Netflix party, which is a feature that will be used in the locking stages of 2020.
The new live text function recognizes the text of a photo and allows you to perform a related action, such as calling a phone number that slipped into an image. This function is related to the visual look-up, which identifies the objects in a photo.
Safari updates include a new tab design and the Tab Groups feature to better save and manage them.
There is also a new focus tool, which is designed to filter notifications when you want to focus on specific tasks. For example, you can make sure that Facebook does not send you notifications while you are working. You can customize this tool to filter only notification types so that you are not distracted.
You can create your own apps directly from your tablet via Swift Playground 4.