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Apple today seeded the fourth betas of upcoming iOS 15.1 and iPadOS 15.1 betas to developers for testing purposes, one week after seeding the third betas and three weeks after releasing iOS 15 and iPadOS 15 to the public.

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iOS and iPadOS 15.1 can be downloaded through the Apple Developer Center or over the air after the proper profile has been installed on an iPhone or iPad.

SharePlay makes a return in iOS 15.1, with Apple once again testing the feature that was removed before the launch of iOS 15. SharePlay is designed to let users call their friends and family and interact by watching movies, watching TV, or listening to music together.

Apple has added features like shared playlists and TV show syncing so everyone sees the same thing at the same time. SharePlay also has a built-in screen sharing feature, and Apple is still working out the bugs.

For iPhone 13 Pro users, the iOS 15.1 beta adds support for ProRes video capture, which is a higher quality professional video format that takes up quite a bit of storage space. For that reason, ProRes capture is limited to 30fps at 1080p on devices with only 128GB of storage, but higher capacity devices can record in 4K. ProRes can be toggled on in the Camera section of the Settings app.

There's also a new Auto Macro toggle for the iPhone 13 Pro models, which allows users to disable the feature that causes the camera to automatically swap to the Ultra Wide lens for a macro photo when in close proximity to an object.

Paired with the HomePod 15.1 beta (which is invite only), iOS 15.1 adds Lossless Audio and Dolby Atmos with Spatial Audio support to the HomePod and the HomePod mini, bringing Apple's speakers in line with iPhones, iPads, and Macs.

iPhone users who have a health care provider or state record that uses SMART Health Cards can import their COVID-19 vaccination records into the Health app and can then add a vaccine card to the Wallet app. This is an opt-in feature that uses a global specification, but healthcare providers need to implement it.

Right now, Smart Health Cards are or will be available to those in California, Louisiana, New York, Virginia, Hawaii, and some Maryland counties, as well those who were vaccinated at Walmart, Sam's Club, and CVS Health. Healthcare providers like electronic health record vendors like Epic and Cerner also support Smart Health Cards.

The update fixes an Unlock with Apple Watch bug that prevented an authenticated Apple Watch from unlocking an iPhone when the user is wearing a mask. The feature was unable to be toggled on the iPhone 13 Pro, but after the iOS 15.1 update, it is once again functional.

Article Link: Apple Seeds Fourth Betas of iOS and iPadOS 15.1 to Developers
 

Realityck

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Nov 9, 2015
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Overview​

The iOS & iPadOS 15 SDK provides support to develop apps for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices running iOS & iPadOS 15.1 beta 4. The SDK comes bundled with Xcode 13, available from the Mac App Store. For information on the compatibility requirements for Xcode 13, see Xcode 13 Release Notes.

CoreData​

Known Issues​

  • NSExpression will immediately forbid certain operations that have significant side effects like creating and destroying objects. Additionally, casting string class names into Class objects with NSConstantValueExpression is deprecated. (84017178)
    Workaround: Pass temporary objects to NSExpression in the context parameter of expressionValueWithObject:context:, or with NSPredicate the substitutionVariables parameter of evaluateWithObject:substitutionVariables:. You can create a derived predicate with all the substitution variables replaced (bound) using withSubstitutionVariables(_:) on an existing NSPredicate so that code using the object can continue to use a simple evaluate(with object: Any?) invocation.

Home​

Known Issues​

  • The query for the connected admin list isn’t supported by Matter accessories. (82398328)
  • Matter accessory notifications don’t work. (82634464)
    Workaround: Relaunch the Home app to force a refresh of the Matter accessory state.

SwiftUI​

Known Issues​

Telephony​

Known Issues​

  • Users might experience loss of audio during calls, followed by the call being dropped in some conditions. (83381816)
    Workaround: Toggle Airplane Mode on and off, or reboot.

Voice Over​

Known Issues​

  • Users might not be able to activate alarms in the Clock app. (82968832)
 
  • Wow
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lexcyn

macrumors newbie
Aug 31, 2021
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Overview​

The iOS & iPadOS 15 SDK provides support to develop apps for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices running iOS & iPadOS 15.1 beta 4. The SDK comes bundled with Xcode 13, available from the Mac App Store. For information on the compatibility requirements for Xcode 13, see Xcode 13 Release Notes.

CoreData​

Known Issues​

  • NSExpression will immediately forbid certain operations that have significant side effects like creating and destroying objects. Additionally, casting string class names into Class objects with NSConstantValueExpression is deprecated. (84017178)
    Workaround: Pass temporary objects to NSExpression in the context parameter of expressionValueWithObject:context:, or with NSPredicate the substitutionVariables parameter of evaluateWithObject:substitutionVariables:. You can create a derived predicate with all the substitution variables replaced (bound) using withSubstitutionVariables(_:) on an existing NSPredicate so that code using the object can continue to use a simple evaluate(with object: Any?) invocation.

Home​

Known Issues​

  • The query for the connected admin list isn’t supported by Matter accessories. (82398328)
  • Matter accessory notifications don’t work. (82634464)
    Workaround: Relaunch the Home app to force a refresh of the Matter accessory state.

SwiftUI​

Known Issues​

Telephony​

Known Issues​

  • Users might experience loss of audio during calls, followed by the call being dropped in some conditions. (83381816)
    Workaround: Toggle Airplane Mode on and off, or reboot.

Voice Over​

Known Issues​

  • Users might not be able to activate alarms in the Clock app. (82968832)
So it looks like the phone bug is still around ... very annoying when someone calls and you try and answer and get "call failed". :(
 
  • Haha
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Stromos

macrumors 6502
Jul 1, 2016
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Beta three has been hell.

-If you're on a call with carplay and you turn off the phone screen it ends the call.
-If you turn on speakerphone its on for the rest of the call you can hit speaker as much as you want it toggles on and off on the screen but speakphone stays on.

Since iOS 15
Exchange calendars are just totally screwed. I open my calendar and all the meetings are mixed up. I wait a good 30 seconds it refreshes and clears up. Then I click a meeting to open it 30 seconds.... it opens. I have invites try to view them wait. Click accept on an invite wait etc.
 
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