Viticci releases the most in-depth iOS review every year around this time. It covers everything, and I do mean everything. You’ll want to skim some parts and re-read others. It’s excellently written and full of relevant graphics. iOS 15 comes out today, so why not get the best overview on what you’ll be getting.
With the world coming to a halt due to the pandemic in early 2020, Apple could have easily seized the opportunity to slow down its pace of software updates, regroup, and reassess the state of its platforms without any major changes in functionality. But, as we found out last year, that’s not how the company operates or draws its product roadmaps in advance. In the last year alone, Apple introduced a substantial macOS redesign, pointer support on iPad, and drastic changes to the iOS Home Screen despite the pandemic, executing on decisions that were likely made a year prior.
Surprisingly, iOS 15 doesn’t introduce any notable improvements to what made its predecessor wildly popular last year. In fact, as I’ll explore in this review, iOS 15 doesn’t have that single, all-encompassing feature that commands everyone’s attention such as widgets in iOS 14 or dark mode in iOS 13.
Even though Viticci opens with that, his full review covers the equivalent of 23 pages.