Apple won't force updates to iOS 15 from iOS 14

Apple brings FaceTime to Android and Windows (via the web)

At WWDC, Apple announced that FaceTime is on the way to Android and Windows through the web. SharePlay also supports screen sharing. There's a lot to unpack, so let's dive in.

Leading up to WWDC, which kicks off today with Apple's Keynote at 10 a.m.

Future updates to iOS will be offered as two options, letting users choose to gain all the new features in iOS 15 or exclusively security updates on iOS 14.

FaceTime now works with Apple's version of surround sound, called Spatial Audio, which will make group video calls sound more natural - like they would in actual life. Audio will also improve on iOS 15, thanks to a voice isolation feature.


At its 2021 Apple Worldwide Developers Conference, Craig Federighi, Apple's Senior Vice President of Software Engineering, unveiled the latest updates for FaceTime, the company's proprietary video-call app. At participating healthcare organizations, a physician can review the Apple Health app data that a user chooses to share directly in the electronic health records system. Apple says that at launch, multiple apps will work with SharePlay such as Disney+, Hulu, TikTok, NBA, ESPN+, Twitch, PlutoTV, and several others.

I don't know about you, but when people share photos, songs, or links to news articles with me, unless I deal with them at that moment, I will nearly certainly forget to read the article or listen to the song.

If using your iPhone becomes overwhelming due to the constant barrage of notifications from all the work and personal apps you use, iOS 15 will likely be a game-changer. For those who want to keep an eye on their physical fitness, meanwhile, a Trends feature will let them know how they're doing. For instance, if you're working and have the work profile for Focus turned on, you will only receive work-related notifications on your phone. Apple will provide an alternative way to help senders bypass the DND mode for truly important messages, though.

In iOS 15, you'll be able to use your iPhone camera to scan text from a photo. Apart from YouTube, you can also watch the event on Apple's official events page.

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