- Apple unveils iOS 15 software update
- FaceTime gets new features
- What’s new on iOS 15
During a live virtual event dubbed (WWDC) on Monday, Apple presented the official preview of the iOS 15 which comes with major improvements to its video-conferencing software “FaceTime”.
The tech Giant uses such events to gather thousands of developers in Northern California to show them its newest software and services that will arrive on devices later in the year, but the COVID-19 pandemic has moved tech events online.
One of the major updates coming to FaceTime is the ability to create links for calls in advance, links that can be opened on apple devices as well as android and windows devices. This means that iPhone users will be able to share these links to Android devices which can just tap on the link and access the web call via a browser of their choice.
Apple also built new features to improve audio. Apple also made exciting audio updates to FaceTime by adding spatial audio which will make it sound like the people you’re talking to are in the same room, and voice isolation on the microphone to get rid of noise in the background and prioritize the speakers’ voices.
FaceTime will also be getting a portrait mode feature that will blur the background and focus on the user. Apple also built share play for FaceTime which lets you watch tv shows, TikTok videos and other media platforms with Friends over FaceTime.
Apple’s ability to control every aspect of its products has been the backbone of its success but the company has realized the need to go beyond just its iPhone, iPad and Mac users to reach a bigger audience on FaceTime and give its customers an expanded option as to who they can call.
A developer version of iOS 15 will be available to download today, with a public beta launching later this year.