Today, Apple has seeded the third betas of iOS 15.1 and iPadOS 15.1 to developers. As is par for the course with prerelease software like this, it should not be installed on a daily driver. It’s meant entirely for testing purposes only, and it could still be rough around the edges. This seed is meant specifically for developers as well.
Developers can update their registered devices via the over-the-air software mechanism. The new prerelease software can also be downloaded via the official developer portal. It’s likely Apple will seed corresponding public betas in the near future.
As far as what’s new, that remains to be seen as far as this beta is concerned. If anything changes in that regard, we will update this post accordingly.
However, there is new elements to iOS 15.1 and iPadOS 15.1, which Apple brought into the mix with the first developer beta. SharePlay, for instance, makes its triumphant return to the mobile software. With SharePlay, users will allow users to share their screen while using FaceTime, create group playlists in Apple Music, watch synced movies and TV shows in the Apple TV app, and more.
iOS 15.1 also adds support for Lossless Audio and Dolby Atmos audio support for paired HomePod and HomePod mini smart speakers.
The new software also brings the ability to add COVID-19 vaccination cards into the Wallet app.
In addition to the iOS 15.1 and iPadOS 15.1 betas, Apple has also seeded the third betas of tvOS 15.1 and watchOS 8.1 to developers. For the former, developers simply update via Xcode profile. And for watchOS 8.1’s beta, the smartwatch must be connected to its wireless charger, have at least 50% battery life, and be paired with the iPhone.
Finally, Apple also seeded the ninth beta of macOS Monterey 12 to developers as well.
The latest beta is available now.