iPhones and iPads
While iOS 15.3 has recently been released, a new developer beta version of the software is also coming. This is the first of its kind for iOS 15.4, deployed as usual at the same time as its iPadOS 15.4 tablet version and with several major new features this time around. Here is the list:
- Ratings : customization of the swipe gestures to the left or the right to for example create a quick note or take a screenshot
- iPhone 13 Pro : access to 120 Hz is now more open to third-party developers
- Resale : Apple seems to prepare a tool to scan iPhones for trade-in, as noticed in the code of this beta
- Face ID : can now unlock even while wearing a mask or glasses
Not only can you set up Face ID to be used with a mask, but also with glasses!
(iOS 15.4 Beta 1) pic.twitter.com/HGRFwR5SaB
—Brandon Butch (@BrandonButch) January 27, 2022
- Universal command : the tool is finally available between Apple products
- AppleTV : choice of what appears in the section To be continued
- iCloud Keychain : adding notes attached to your passwords
- Keyboard : possibility to add a shortcut to change the brightness of your keyboard for iPad (Magic Keyboard) within the Control Center
- emojis : 37 additional emoticons
- SharePlay : now accessible directly from Apple Music
- AppleCard : new widget displaying balance and expenses
- Cards (formerly Apple Wallet): integrating COVID-19 vaccination certificates
- Shortcuts : activate or deactivate the notification that appears when a custom automation is triggered
- Email : adding custom domains from the iPhone (paid)
To learn how to download iOS 15.4 in beta, follow this guide.
For watches, Apple mostly talks about fixes and stability improvements. There are a few new features, but they mainly concern app creators. To find them, follow this link.