21 April 2021
Apple reportedly has some big plans for the iPad and iPhones and it may shoot them up with the help of the upcoming iPadOS 15 and iOS15 updates. Apple is all set to hold its WWDC event in June where it is expected to make announcements around the new iterations of its respective operating systems for different platforms. A report from Bloomberg throws light on the expected features that Apple might announce with the iPadOS 15.
Mark Gurman from Bloomberg cites the people aware of the matter and reports the changes he has heard. According to the report, Apple has redesigned Home Screen for iPad and also revamped the way to handle notifications. The new feature will allow users to set different notification preferences, such as if the phone makes a sound or not. Together with this, the report states Apple has also planned an updated Lock Screen UI for iOS devices.
The report claims that Apple will bring a new menu with iOS 15 so to allow users to handle their notifications accordingly. Users will be able to customize alert preferences depending on the current activity, like driving, working, sleeping, or other categories. For instance, users can set that the notifications only make a sound when they are not at work. The auto-reply feature is currently only available while driving. But the enhancement will help in setting up the preferences better.
The report says iOS 15 will also include new alerts to tell users when apps are secretly collecting data about them.
The report also states Apple is working to allow users to place widgets in any part of the screen, just like iPhone. As per the report, the users can choose to replace the entire app grid with only widgets.
According to Gurman, Apple is planning a more minor update to macOS after its redesign last year with macOS 11 Big Sur, alongside updates to watchOS and tvOS.