What Apple has fixed in iOS 15 and macOS Monterey
At the opening of WWDC, we saw what they wanted to show us. And they came to the conclusions to which they wanted to lead us. Most important to Apple are FaceTime and SharePlay. That everything else compared to these topics is nothing boring. In the previously filmed Apple event, not a single random word could be said and not a single meaningless pause was made. Even if Apple had to re-edit this video at the very last moment and re-shoot half of the episodes, they would have inspired the viewers exactly what they needed. And after a while, something strange began. In the boring (I’m now talking about the new versions of iOS 15 and macOS 12 ), more and more interesting moments are discovered.
One of the new Apple operating systems has already been called “a window to the future.” In this window, we saw the future of iPadOS… Prior to iPadOS 15, the tablet system tested individual elements of a professional OS with a touch interface. iPadOS 15 is the first beta version of such a system. It was invented, assembled, and prepared for testing on us. The grown-up operating systems, macOS, iOS, and tvOS, were invented and built. But in them, in the years of recent stagnation, stupidity and absurdity accumulated. They did not spare either effort or money to develop the iPhone and the operating system for them. The development of other systems was funded by companies on a leftover basis. Whenever there were difficulties in the main direction, even with the threat of difficulties, macOS and tvOS were sacrificed. Nevertheless, the old sores in iOS (problems that have not been eliminated for years) are no less than in the forgotten and abandoned macOS and tvOS.
What’s new in macOS 12
The absurdities in macOS, which were complained about under Steve Jobs, have survived to this day. Almost no attention is paid to them, although every time they interfere with living and working fruitfully, they are branded with bad words. Some of these have been fixed in macOS 12. Unfortunately, not all.
Mac’s return to the big leagues is just beginning. I cannot list all the fixes for old errors in macOS, I will name only the most important ones, as it seems to me.
This has been done on iOS devices since time immemorial. In addition, when the screen resolution is changed, or when the window is moved to a monitor with a different resolution, the windows are now automatically resized. From iOS came support for Low Energy Mode, a mode for extremely economical use of the remaining battery charge. Turning off the most voracious energy consumers, which you can do without. Putting everything you can into a low power mode.
What’s new in iOS 15
Throughout its history, iOS has not suffered from a lack of attention to it. Rather, on the contrary, and on the contrary, it harms systems almost more. iOS is trying to do better, and the best is the enemy of the good. In the process of rapid evolution, iOS has lost a number of very useful features. On iPhoneOS and early iOS versions, you could use the magnifying glass feature to edit text. She was imperfect, but sometimes she helped a lot. It was abolished. Nobody complains about what is not there.
IOS 15 returns this feature. In a very neat and careful way. It does not interfere with normal work (it seems), it is almost invisible, but I could not use it. The drum (scroll wheel) used in the timer and alarm clock in the Clock app was not optimal.
Screenshots of apps installed on the device will no longer be shown in the App Store. So that they do not take up unnecessary space, and that it is easier to distinguish them from applications that have not yet been purchased. The development of iOS, iPadOS, and technologies for these systems employs an order of magnitude more employees than the development of macOS. Therefore, the number of bug fixes of the past in iOS 15 and iPadOS 15 is much higher than in macOS. And not only because of this. In iOS / iPadOS, there is an order of magnitude more nonsense.
Teaching tvOS to use biometric authentication has been around for a long time. Although the Apple TV has no fingerprint sensors, no cameras at all, not to mention a camera capable of recognizing faces, modern iPhones have it all. Now, if you have an iPhone with the same Apple ID as your Apple TV, you can. And what users of the now-discontinued HomePod have been asking for several years is now possible too. A pair of HomePod mini can now be used as speakers for Apple TV. So tvOS is evolving.