We continue to march towards the inevitable public release of Apple’s next big operating system updates. Before that can happen, though, developer and public beta testers need to get their hands on prerelease software. The goal? Test out the platforms, work out the bugs, develop apps, and prepare for the next big thing.
Today marks Apple’s continued effort in that regard. The company has seeded the third betas of iOS 15, iPadOS 15, macOS 12 Monterey, watchOS 8, and tvOS 15 to developers. It’s likely that the corresponding public betas will be seeded in due time. However, now’s the time where we say that this software shouldn’t be installed on daily drivers, as it may still be rough around the edges.
That being said, the new betas are available now for those registered with the developer program. They can be installed now as over-the-air software updates on each eligible device, as long as proper profiles are installed.
Resource: How to install the iOS 15 beta
What’s new from WWDC21
- Apple announces iOS 15
- Apple’s first look at iPadOS 15
- Apple unveils macOS 12
- Apple reveals watchOS 8
And the finer details:
- FaceTime sees major improvements, including SharePlay and updates to video and audio.
- Apple updates Notifications to give even more granular control, and updates the UI
- Messages gets even more collaborative with Shared With You
- Safari gets a new Tab experience
- The Photos app now supports Live Text, which can be searched for and directly interacted with
- Spotlight gets improvements, can be used to find Live Text in Photos
- AirPods Pro and AirPods Max get better Find My support
- Spatial Audio with Dolby Atmos launch in Apple Music
- Plus a lot more
- Split View and a new Shelf make multitasking easier on iPadOS
- There are several new keyboard shortcuts available
- Widgets get a new size option, and the ability to place on the Home Screen
- The App Library is available
- And more
- macOS 12 is officially known as Monterey
- The new software supports updated FaceTime with SharePlay
- Shortcuts make the leap to Mac
- Universal Control makes it possible to use a single mouse and/or keyboard with multiple devices at once
- AirPlay to Mac is finally a thing
- Safari now supports a major redesign (again), and offers Tab Groups and a new tab toolbar for easier access
- Extensions are improved in macOS Monterey
- Plus more
- watchOS 8 includes an improved Photos app
- Sharing content in Messages is easier than ever before
- There is a new Portrait watch face, which can be interacted with using the Digital Crown
- watchOS 8 supports the App Shelf
- watchOS 8 offers more Health-related features, including better fall detection
- There are even more Workouts
- And more
If anything new is discovered, we will update this post accordingly.