iOS 15, iPadOS 15, and watchOS 8 Slated for 20 September 2021

Originally published at: iOS 15, iPadOS 15, and watchOS 8 Slated for 20 September 2021 - TidBITS

Apple made no mention of operating system release dates during its big iPhone event, but the company press releases reveal that the new operating systems will drop on 20 September 2021, with macOS 12 Monterey expected later in the year.

Let’s do a few quick polls to see when people plan to update to the release versions of Apple’s upcoming operating systems.

Before the pedants start their engines, if you’re running the beta, you still have to update to the release. And if you have a too-old device that can’t update, the decision has already been made for you. :wink:

When do you plan to update to iOS 15?
  • A: Immediately
  • B: Within the first week
  • C: Within the first month
  • D: By the end of 2021
  • E: Sometime in 2022

0 voters

When do you plan to update to iPadOS 15?
  • A: Immediately
  • B: Within the first week
  • C: Within the first month
  • D: By the end of 2021
  • E: Sometime in 2022

0 voters

When do you plan to update to watchOS 8?
  • A: Immediately
  • B: Within the first week
  • C: Within the first month
  • D: By the end of 2021
  • E: Sometime in 2022

0 voters

I plan to stick with Howard Oakley’s proven method. Wait until the update of the update. So probably when 15.1.1 come out.

My current phone (an iPhone 6) can’t run anything newer than iOS 12. I do plan on upgrading my iPod Touch to 15 within a week or two. I expect my next phone (plan to buy a 13 mini as soon as Verizon starts taking orders) will come with 15 pre-loaded.

I have to skip the other two polls. My iPad is truly ancient and I don’t have a Watch.

Apple has confirmed (to The Verge) that tvOS will also ship on the 20th.

I’m using iPadOS 15 beta, which is quite good.

A compelling feature for me to upgrade all devices is Focus, although I need to see how good it works first. First feature I may set up is Legacy Contacts, given the ever present risk of dying.

Did they add back Legacy Contacts? They removed it a few betas ago.

I tried using it a while ago, but it stated that my other devices needed to be updated, so I left it alone.

Yes, I notice now that it’s not in the latest couple of betas.