iOS 15 hands-on video walkthrough: Taking a look at some of the key new iPhone features

With the inaugural iOS 15 developer beta now available, we thought it prudent to put together a little hands-on video walking you through some of the most important new iPhone features.

iOS 15 hands-on video walkthrough

Apple says that iOS 15 is about focus, exploration and connecting with others.

Indeed, features like SharePlay make it a cinch to share what you’re watching or listening to during FaceTime calls and notification improvements help you be more present in the moment.

iOS 15 hands-on video: Apple's slide listing al the major features

Apps like Safari and Maps have received substantial updates in iOS 15 and iPadOS 15, while Siri has gotten more powerful than before thanks to improvements like on‑device speech analysis.

So without further ado, block about eight minutes of your time to sit through this video, put together by our videographer Harris Craycraft, and see what’s new and exciting in iOS 15.

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So, when will the regular customer be able to enjoy all the goodies in iOS 15?

When will iOS 15 release publicly?

Apple released the iOS 15 developer beta following the WWDC21 keynote on June 7, 2021.

In about two weeks or less, the company will share the first public beta of iOS 15. When that happens, people who have signed up for the Apple Beta Software Program (membership is free) will be able to download the beta and take it for a spin on their own device.

Apple hasn’t committed to a firm release date for iOS 15 beyond saying the update will launch publicly this fall. If history is anything to go by, iOS 15 will appear as an over-the-air update on users’ iPhones a few days before the next iPhone goes on sale sometime in September.

The system requirements for iOS 15 reveal the update is compatible with all iPhones from the iPhone 6s onward, meaning device compatibility list has remained unchanged from iOS 14.