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What time does IOS 15 come out UK?

iOS 15 will be released on 20 September 2021, as announced during the Apple iPhone Event on 14 September. We expect it to launch around 6pm UK time (BST) or 10am PDT and 1am EDT in the US - but bear in mind that iOS roll-outs are a little unpredictable, so you shouldn't panic if it's not there bang on the time listed. Macworld UKComplete guide to iOS 15's new iPhone features & release date

Apple just revealed the iPhone 13, shown above, and the buzz about the iPhone 14 has already begun. 

Following the announcement and preorder kickoff for the iPhone 13, Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo shared insight into the company's next iPhone model, the iPhone 14, in an investors note reported on by 9to5Mac on Monday. 

Kuo expects the iPhone 14 will feature a punch-hole display and a 48MP wide rear camera for the Pro and Pro Max models, according to the report. The iPhone 14 will also reportedly be available in two screen sizes, 6.1 inches and 6.7 inches. 

Kuo previously said the iPhone 14 could support under-display Touch ID, but the analyst has since reportedly said Apple will delay the feature until the second half of 2023 due to "lower than expected development progress." A foldable iPhone has also been delayed until 2024, Kuo reportedly said in the note.  

Apple unveiled the iPhone 13 lineup at its September event last week. The new iPhone debuted alongside the Apple Watch 7, iPad Mini 6 and updated entry-level iPad

Apple didn't respond to CNET's request for comment.

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It’s the small things that make iOS 15 great

TrustedReviews 21 September, 2021 - 05:20am

I’ve been using both the developer and public betas of the software on my iPhone 12 Pro and iPad Pro 12.9-inch since they were released, watching as the bugs have been squashed and features tweaked, or in the case of SharePlay, delayed entirely.

It’s immediately obvious that iOS 15 for the iPhone isn’t a huge upgrade for the phone’s software. This isn’t like iOS 14, which bought the first big changes to the homescreen since the very first version.

That’s not to say it’s a minor update without anything interesting – because it’s most definitely not. Having used the software for the past few months it’s become increasingly clear that iOS 15 is full of smaller changes and tweaks that make a big difference.

Apple received a lot of backlash for its update to Safari in iOS 15 and the hefty changes announced at WWDC have been slowly rolled back during the beta process. This is great, not because the radical redesign missed the mark but because it shows Apple does listen and will make changes when it’s clear something is wrong.

While I won’t get too much into the redesign as a whole, I do really like how you can now swipe easily between tabs you have open just like how you swipe between apps. It’s intuitive, works well and means I don’t end up forgetting about the hundreds of tabs I have open.

Another smaller feature I have found myself using consistently throughout the beta process is Live Text in Photos. This lets you pull out text and information from a picture, like a phone number on a restaurant’s sign or an email address on a business card.

I used this on multiple occasions while abroad a few weeks ago, at one point to grab a taxi’s contact details from a poster I was sent and it worked like a dream. I almost couldn’t believe this wasn’t a feature that was already available.

I am not a huge user of iMessage, with the majority of my chats taking place on WhatsApp. However I do use Apple’s messaging platform sparingly and there are a number of iOS 15 changes that stand out.

I like how it pulls all the links people have sent me together so I can easily view them, while the new Photo organisation makes it easier to flip through snaps.

Notifications on iOS have gotten a bad rap in the past, particularly against how they work on Android.

Apple hasn’t changed too much with notifications in iOS 15, however it has done something to try and put an end to fairly pointless notifications bugging you throughout the day. The new Notification Summary takes all those alerts that don’t require your attention immediately and combines them together into once or twice daily bundles.

If you have loads of notifications from apps you’d rather not turn off, but don’t need to see them right away then this is very handy. I’ve found it to be good for alerts from news apps, Instragam and so on. These summaries can get filled up with junk fairly quickly though, so it’s still worth completely turning off notifications for those most annoying of apps.

Over on the iPad, there are a lot more obvious updates in iOS 15. Most of the big visual features we saw arrive on the iPhone with iOS 14 have now come to the tablet, including the App Library and widgets on the homescreen.

What I have enjoyed most about the new software on the iPad though are the small changes made to make the multitasking experience a whole lot better.

There’s now an ever-present three-dot menu that appears at the top of the display in whatever app you’re using. Tap this and you can easily pop multiple apps side-by-side without faffing around with gestures. It’s a small change, but already it’s helped me use my iPad more efficiently.

The other small tweak I’ve already come to love on the iPad is Quick Note. This lets you pop out a note to write on while you’re in another app by just swiping up the corner with either a finger or the Apple Pencil. This means you can now jot a note down whenever a thought hits, without stopping what you’re doing.

There are of course loads of much bigger new features coming in iOS 15 and iPadOS 15, yet it’s these smaller changes that have made the biggest impact on me so far.

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iPhone 14 to have hole-punch display and 48MP wide camera, report says

CNET 20 September, 2021 - 02:57pm

Apple just revealed the iPhone 13, shown above, and the buzz about the iPhone 14 has already begun. 

Following the announcement and preorder kickoff for the iPhone 13, Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo shared insight into the company's next iPhone model, the iPhone 14, in an investors note reported on by 9to5Mac on Monday. 

Kuo expects the iPhone 14 will feature a punch-hole display and a 48MP wide rear camera for the Pro and Pro Max models, according to the report. The iPhone 14 will also reportedly be available in two screen sizes, 6.1 inches and 6.7 inches. 

Kuo previously said the iPhone 14 could support under-display Touch ID, but the analyst has since reportedly said Apple will delay the feature until the second half of 2023 due to "lower than expected development progress." A foldable iPhone has also been delayed until 2024, Kuo reportedly said in the note.  

Apple unveiled the iPhone 13 lineup at its September event last week. The new iPhone debuted alongside the Apple Watch 7, iPad Mini 6 and updated entry-level iPad

Apple didn't respond to CNET's request for comment.

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