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Apple today seeded the RC versions of upcoming iOS 15.1 and iPadOS 15.1 betas to developers for testing purposes, one week after seeding the fourth betas and a month 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.

Article Link: Apple Seeds iOS and iPadOS 15.1 Release Candidates to Developers
 

theheadguy

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Uh, Arn/MR... I'm really surprised nobody has noticed yet. It's released for public beta as well.

In fact, for me it doesn't even say beta or RC.

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calzon65

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I like the concept of Apple's electronic vaccination card versus the stupid (easy to forge) CDC piece of paper, but I wonder if businesses or government offices will accept it. I was recently in a retail establishment and tried to use a state's electronic vaccination app, but they demanded the CDC paper.
 
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AppleFanatic10

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I like the concept of Apple's electronic vaccination card versus the stupid (easy to forge) CDC piece of paper, but I wonder if businesses or government offices will accept it. I was recently in a retail establishment and tried to use a state's electronic vaccination app, but they demanded the CDC paper.
That's what I'm afraid of as well. So far I haven't really had let anyone see any vaccination cards of mine but I do have both the paper and the QR code.
 

Zanton68

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Assuming this is bug free (hahahahahahahahaha), but seriously, if this is bug free, is iOS15 worth it? Are the features worth it?
 

Robert.Walter

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The only thing that should matter is the QR code, be it paper or in the phone wallet.
All vax certs should include a photo of the vaxed person with the code. Otherwise too easy to share OR mis verify at a gate. Even my bus pass has a photo to prevent misuse.
 
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