will roll out the
update for eligible iPhones on October 25, the company announced during the Unleashed event where it launched the new MacBook Pros and AirPods. The operating system update has been in the works for quite some time now and it will be available for all iPhone models launched after 2015 and above iPhone 6S. Last week, the company rolled out the fourth beta of
.1 to public developers for testing purposes.
As reported by app developers, the iOS 15.1 will bring in the SharePlay feature that was first proposed by the company when the operating system was unveiled at WWDC in June. The feature gives users the ability to stream movies, TV, music and other media using FaceTime. When a user plays media, playback immediately starts for the whole group at the same time.
The update will also allow users to record video with Apple’s ProRes codec. As seen in the beta, users will also gain access to the toggle that controls automatic macro mode.
The company has also stopped signing codes for iOS 15.0.1. This means that
users with new iOS 15.0.2 can no longer downgrade. Released this month only, iOS 15.0.2 was focused on fixing several bugs that result in disappearing images, Find My app not showing AirTag, audio apps not running on CarPlay, failing to restore devices and several other issues.
Apple regularly stops signing legacy codes after a new iOS build is launched as it allows the company to keep more devices on feature-rich versions and it also protects users from hackers that try to use newly discovered weak links. Although the company doesn’t recommend downgrading to an older iOS build, iPhone users who jailbreak their devices often prefer this process.