Breaking news! Apple just revealed the first batch of iOS 15 features coming on June 7!

Apple rarely discusses anything it is developing until it is ready to announce a release date, but on Wednesday, the company surprised us all by sharing a series of features that may appear on iPhone and iPad in iOS 15. WWDC 2021 is only a few weeks away, and it will not be long before Apple lays the red carpet for its next major mobile software update, but a new press release gives us a glimpse of what is coming.


Specifically, the features Apple announced in the press release are designed for people with mobility, vision, hearing, and cognitive impairments. Apple hopes that more people can use all its products comfortably, and these new features should help the company achieve this goal.

The first item on the list is AssistiveTouch for watchOS, which will make it easier for Apple Watch users with upper limb differences to use the device without actually touching it. Through the built-in motion sensor, optical heart rate sensor, and machine learning, Apple Watch can detect subtle movements, allowing users to navigate watchOS with gestures.


Apple also brought support for third-party eye-tracking devices to the iPad, allowing users to control the tablet with only their eyes. Once updated, compatible MFi devices will track the user’s line of sight on the screen, and then the pointer will follow their line of sight. Long-term eye contact in a certain area of ​​the screen will enable users to perform certain actions.

Apple’s screen reading tool VoiceOver will also be upgraded later this year. The tool can now provide more details about the images on the screen, including people, text, table data, and other objects. It can even describe the position of a person or object in the image. In addition, Apple is adding support for new two-way hearing aids to its MFi hearing device plan. In addition, support for recognizing audiograms will also appear in headset adaptability.


The new Memoji will land on iOS in 2021.

Other upcoming features for iOS and iPadOS include calming background sounds that support neuro-diversified users, action accents in Switch Control, the ability to customize the display and text size settings for individual applications, and the new Memoji customization feature to improve good representative for users with oxygen tubes, cochlear implants, and soft helmets.