At the WWDC2021 conference, Apple released iOS 15.
iOS 15 makes FaceTime calls more natural and introduces SharePlay to achieve a shared experience, helping users focus and manage notifications in a new way.
And bring more intelligence to photos and search to quickly access information.
Apple Maps is more three-dimensional, adding more details such as landmarks, elevations, crosswalks, and overpasses.
Weather is redesigned, adding weather animations and adding high-definition real-time maps.
The Wallet App has added support for the Home button and ID card, and browsing the Internet with Safari through the new tab bar has a simpler design and tag group.
iOS 15 also added new privacy controls in Siri, Mail and more parts of the entire system to further protect user information.
The new version of FaceTime will bring spatial audio technology to real-time video calls. With the help of multiple microphones and internal audio processing algorithms, it will have a more realistic sound field effect during video calls.
In addition, FaceTime also has a “Voice Enhancement Mode”, which masks background noise through algorithms, and can obtain clear voices in noisy environments.
The new version of FaceTime will support automatic beautification in videos, and good results can also be obtained in multiplayer videos, just like using a camera to take pictures.
In the new version of FaceTime, users can create exclusive video call links and support sharing to chat, calendar, and mail.
Not only that, this link also supports opening through a computer browser, and Android and Windows devices also support opening.
The SharePlay sharing function allows users to share videos, music, and screens that are being played.
Apple cooperates with Disney, Hulu, HBO Max, and the NBA to support viewing online resources of these platforms and sharing them with friends during FaceTime videos.
iOS 15 has improved the notification function and brought a brand new notification interface. Contact avatars and App icons have become larger, making it easier for users to identify them.
Apple also introduced a notification summary mode for iOS 15. The notification summary can be sent in batches at the time specified by the user and arranged in order.
Notifications from people bypass the summary and are sent immediately, so users will not miss them.
In addition, iOS 15 adds a focus mode, supports customizing different states, each state can be set to different display notifications, and can be synchronized with other devices.
Apple has brought a live text function to the photo application, which can automatically perform OCR in the camera application.
When the user points the camera at the text, the latter will automatically appear, supporting free selection, copying and pasting. Users can also perform these operations on existing photos.
This feature uses a “deep neural network” to scan photos of the “whole system” and supports seven languages, including simplified Chinese. At the same time, this function can also recognize objects and scenes, such as dogs or flowers.
Apple Wallet has added support for other types of keys, and you can visit daily places with a single tap.
Last summer, Apple introduced a digital car key, and BMW was the first car company to add a key, allowing users to click to unlock it.
This year, due to the support of ultra-wideband technology, digital car keys have become more diverse, so users can safely unlock and start supported vehicles without removing the iPhone from their pockets or bags.
The iPhone can also be used to unlock the user’s home, office or even hotel room-all of which is done with a key stored in the Wallet.
Later this year, customers in participating U.S. states will be able to add their driver’s license or state ID to Wallet.
The weather application also ushered in a new design, adding a high-resolution in-app map and new background animation, and will change according to the weather.
The map has a global view and a more detailed 3D view of the city, as well as detailed road information, which can assist the driver in passing and provide more information in the traffic view.
iOS 15 also supports Safari voice search, cross-application drag and drop, and the new Memoji function.