iOS 15, iPadOS 15 release date in India announced: check features, eligible iPhone and iPad models

iOS 15 and iPadOS 15 release date in India is September 20th and here's a look at all the new features as well as eligible iPhone and iPad models.

Highlights
  • iOS 15 will be released for iPhone 6s and later.
  • iPadOS 15 comes with most of the iOS 15 features with improvement in multitasking.
  • The iOS 15 and iPadOS 15 will be released on September 20th.

At the ‘California Streaming’ event on Tuesday, Apple announced the new iPhone 13 series along with the new iPad (9th generation), a completely redesigned iPad mini, and Apple Watch Series 7. The Cupertino giant also announced the iOS 15 and iPadOS 15 release date. The new software update for iPhones and iPads will start rolling out for the eligible devices starting September 20th. The iOS 15 and iPadOS 15 updates were announced at the WWDC 2021 event earlier this year. Here’s a look at iOS 15 and iPadOS 15 features and compatible iPhone and iPad models.

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iOS 15 features

iOS 15

The iOS 15 brings a number of new features to the iPhone, including improved notifications and notification summary, major changes to FaceTime, SharePlay, Live Text, Focus, and a new look for Safari with a slew of new additions. The iOS 15 also comes with changes to the pre-existing apps such as a redesigned Weather app, an improved Map, and minor changes to Messages, Health app, and Find My network. New privacy-focused features are coming with the new iteration of iOS; the on-device Siri requests now can be made without internet connectivity, and you’d also get Mail Privacy Protection and Privacy Relay. Here’s a list of eligible iPhone models running iOS 14 that will get updated to iOS 15.

List of iOS 15 compatible iPhone models: 

  • iPhone 12 mini
  • iPhone 12
  • iPhone 12 Pro
  • iPhone 12 Pro Max
  • iPhone SE 2020
  • iPhone 11
  • iPhone 11 Pro
  • iPhone 11 Pro Max
  • iPhone XS
  • iPhone XS Max
  • iPhone XR
  • iPhone X
  • iPhone 8
  • iPhone 8 Plus
  • iPhone 7
  • iPhone 7 Plus
  • iPhone 6s
  • iPhone 6s Plus
  • iPhone SE
  • iPod Touch (7th gen)
Note that the new iPhone 13, iPhone 13 mini, iPhone 13 Pro, and iPhone 13 Pro Max models will ship with iOS 15 out of the box.

iPadOS 15 features

iPadOS 15

The iPadOS 15 comes with all the new features announced with the iOS 15 and some of the features missing from the previous iteration of the iPadOS. So, it gets the App Library, and the widgets are now resizeable like on iOS 14. In addition to this, iPadOS 15 brings improvements to multitasking and keyboard shortcuts. 

List of iPadOS 15-compatible iPad models: 

  • iPad Pro (2017 and later)
  • iPad (2017 and later)
  • iPad Air (2nd gen and later)
  • iPad mini (4th gen and later)

However, one thing to note is that many of the iOS 15 and iPadOS 15 features might not be available with the initial release. As per Apple, SharePlay is scheduled to release later this fall, and ProRes video recording for iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max is also said to come out in the coming months.