Every year, Apple updates the operating systems of its devices. These are typically announced at the Apple World Developer Conference (WWDC) in June, though they won’t be available until the fall.
In 2019, the company introduced the first operating system designed exclusively for iPad: the iPadOS. Until there, tablets Apple had used iOS, but now they’ve gone for a better optimized system.
Soon we will know all the new things that will arrive in the third version, iPadOS 15. In this article, we collect everything we know so far about the iPadOS 15, including the iPad models with which it will be compatible. .
Launch: When will the iPadOS 15 be released?
Como decíamos, es más que probable that Apple anuncie las novedades de iPadOS 15 (así como de iOS 15, macOS 12, watchOS 7 y tvOS 15) in the vicinity of the WWDC, que este año tendrá lugar entre los próximos 7 a 11 of June.
It will only be at the end of the year that we will be able to benefit from this news. We dare to assure that it will arrive in September, as was the case in 2019 and 2020 with the first two versions of the system (iPadOS 13 and iPadOS 14 respectively).
The last quarter of the year would be reserved for the official launch, but it is likely that we will already be able to enjoy iPadOS 15 sooner thanks to Apple’s beta software program, with beta versions for developers and the general public.
Compatibility: Which iPads will be compatible with iPadOS 15?
As we explained in our article on iPadOS 15 compatible iPads, we believe that all models after 2015 will be able to install the next version of the operating system. This would be the provisional list:
Features: What’s new for iPadOS 15?
Although Apple now considers them to be two separate operating systems, iPadOS and iOS generally share a lot of new features. In 2021 it shouldn’t be any different, so next we will outline some new features that we will also see in iOS 15.
The introduction of widgets This was one of the main new features of iOS 14 and iPadOS 14, but there is room for improvement. Apple could do this in the next version of operating systems, for example, by offering more flexibility.
Now, widgets they can’t be added to the Home screen on an iPad like you can on an iPhone. These have their designated area, but that could change with iPadOS 15 (at least, we hope). They could also access the lock screen.
Further customization would also allow you to get the most out of the widgets on a big screen like the iPad. They should also be optimized with precisely that larger panel in mind.
More default application options
In 2020, the ability to choose default apps other than those created by Apple was also introduced. Specifically, now you can choose any browser, email app, and music service you want beyond Safari, Mail, and Apple Music.
But those options are still limited, and in 2021 we got to see how Apple also allows us to choose the navigation app, calendar, and other tools like which app we want to use by default.
A few months ago, there was a rumor that Apple would consider introducing the ability to use multiple profiles on the same iPad (also on the same iPhone) when announcing the next version of iPadOS (and iOS). .
This new feature could work very well in certain environments. The iPad also serves as a work tool, which would facilitate the use of the device by several employees of a company.
It would also allow each member of the family to use it for their business without having to share it with others. In this sense, a profile for the little ones could be created with all kinds of parental controls.