Last night Apple released the first beta version of its new operating program for iPhone, iOS 15.5. First betas are also available for iPadOS 15.5, watchOS 8.6, HomePodOS 15.5 and tvOS 15.5. Users enrolled in the developer beta program can update their devices.
This series of new test versions brings some interesting changes compared to the previous one, in addition to bug fixes and security vulnerabilities. See instead:
- Apple Classic: the iOS 15.5 source code contains mentions of what appears to be a new app or at least a new Apple service, called Apple Classical. It would probably be a streaming service dedicated to classical music. His arrival, which until then had only been rumored, is therefore confirmed, but for a date still unknown.
- UniversalControl: be careful, this feature arrived under macOS 12.3 and iOS 15.4 only works under macOS beta 12.4 with Apple mobile machines on which iOS or iPadOS 15.5 beta are installed
- iTunes Pass: this service allows you to use your available balance on the App Store and iTunes to pay for physical purchases, in Apple Stores, via QR code. It should be renamed Apple Account in iOS 15.5 and be integrated into Apple Wallet as a card. That’s what the iOS 15.5 code shows anyway
- Sports Kit: Apple is improving its tools for tracking sporting events. In particular, new mentions have been detected in the code of the TV app for the announcement of changes in baseball game scores
- Apple Cash: Wallet’s Apple Cash feature (available in the United States only) has two new “Request” and “Send” buttons, making it easier to send and receive money. See details about Apple Cash
Note that macOS is also evolving and moving to version 12.4, with beta 1 at this stage available for testers. See our dedicated article on this subject.
If you have noticed other new features when moving from iOS 15.4 to 15.5 beta 1, do not hesitate to let us know in the comments of this article!