As Apple announced last week, the first major update for iOS 15, iOS 15.1, was released yesterday afternoon (Spanish time), an update that is coming with some of the most anticipated features that Apple did not include in the final version of this version and some of those that have reached the new iPhone 13.
If you want know all the news which are already available through iOS 15.1 and iPadOS 15.1 after updating to the latest version already available, I invite you to continue reading.
SharePlay is a feature designed for allow people to get closer virtually thanks to FaceTime, a feature born out of the need of the coronavirus pandemic to stay in touch with our friends and family.
This feature allows participants to participants play music, series and movies in sync and thus comment as if they were together in the same room.
In addition, it also allows share your iPhone, iPad or Mac screen with someone else
ProRes (iPhone 13 Pro)
With the introduction of the iPhone 13 line, Apple introduced a new video option called ProRes, a video recording format used in professional recordings which offer higher color fidelity and lower video compression, so much less detail is lost.
This function only available on iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max, users who can not only record but also edit and share the videos created from their devices. This function is available in the settings of the Camera – Formats – ProRes application.
If you want record in 4K at 30 fps, you need a 256GB or higher iPhone 13 ProSince on the 128 GB storage model, this functionality is limited to 1080 at 60 fps. Indeed, according to Apple, a minute of 10-bit ProRes HDR video occupies 1.7 GB in HD mode and 6 GB in 4K.
Another of the new functions available through the camera of the new iPhone with iOS 15.1 is the macro. With iOS 15.1, Apple added a switch to disable auto macro.
When disabled, the Camera app will not automatically switch to slow ultra wide angle for photo and video macros. This new function is available in Settings – Camera.
IPhone 12 battery management improvements
iOS 15.1 introduced new algorithms to know the exact state of the battery, algorithms that provide a best estimate of battery capacity over time on iPhone 12.
HomePod supports lossless audio and Dolby Atmos
Not only has the iPhone received important news with iOS 15.1, since the HomePod has also updated its software to 15.1, added lossless sound and support for Dolby Atmos with spatial audio.
To activate this new function, we have to do it through the Home app.
Have been added new automation triggers based on reading from a HomeKit compatible light, air quality or humidity level sensor.
Live Text on iPad
The function of text recognition, Live Text, available via the iPhone camera, is now also available on iPadOS 15, a feature that recognizes texts, phone numbers, addresses …
This feature is available on iPads with the A12 Bionic o superior processor.
Have been added new actions already scheduled which allows us to overlay text on images or files in GIF format.
Vaccination card in Wallet
Users who have received the COVID-19 vaccine can use the Wallet app to store and generate a vaccination card which can be displayed wherever it is needed without the need to carry a physical certification on paper.
This function for the moment it is only available in certain states of the United States.
Fixed the issue that the Photos app presented when display incorrectly that the storage was full when importing videos and photos.
The issue that occurred while playing audio from an application that could paused while locking the screen.
With iOS 15.1, it also fixed the issue that did not allow the device to detect available Wi-Fi networks.
MacOS 15 Monterey now available
Along with the release of iOS 15.1, Apple released the macOS Monterey final version, a new version that introduces some of the features also available on iOS, such as SharePlay.
For now, the function Universal control, a feature that expands the monitor from a Mac to an iPad, is not available but will arrive in the coming weeks, according to Apple a few days ago.
macOS Monterey welcomes Shortcuts, concrete mode and the renewed Safari of iOS 15. This new version is compatible with the same computers as macOS Big Sur.