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When iOS 15 and iPadOS 15 launch this fall, iCloud Private Relay will be included, but Apple plans to provide the features as a public beta rather than a finalized addition.

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According to Apple's release notes for the seventh beta of iOS 15, iCloud Private Relay is being released as a public beta to allow Apple to "gather additional feedback and improve website compatibility" before the official launch of the feature.

So when iOS 15 and the other updates are released, iCloud Private Relay will be available for customers to use, but it will officially be usable in a beta capacity.

In the latest iOS 15 and iPadOS 15 betas, iCloud Private Relay is now listed as a feature that's in beta, with Apple providing the following information: "Private Relay is currently in beta. Some websites may have issues, like showing content for the wrong region or requiring extra steps to sign in."

iCloud Private Relay is a service that's designed to ensure Safari traffic leaving an iPhone, iPad, or Mac is encrypted through two separate internet relays so that companies can't use personal information like IP address, location, and browsing activity to build detailed profiles about Apple device users.

Apple's release notes for the new updates made available today also confirm that several issues have been addressed.
  • The Bay Bridge now scales correctly at high zoom levels in the Maps app.
  • Siri can be used to switch to a Focus other than Do Not Disturb.
  • Safari Extensions now correctly appear in the Smart Search field when Show Separate Tab Bar is selected.
  • The clear button in the search bar in Safari is no longer clipped.
  • VPN apps now connect if they use a private API that no longer exists in iOS 15.
  • Collapsing the hardware keyboard shortcut bar now properly invokes leading and trailing edge changes for UIKeyboardLayoutGuide.
With seven betas now released, we are getting close to the end of the testing period for iOS 15. We can expect the new software to launch ahead of refreshed iPhones, likely in September.

Article Link: Apple to Release iOS 15 iCloud Private Relay as a Public Beta
 

Blkant

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Jul 27, 2012
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Private, until Apple decides to compare domains you visit to a list of hashes that may or may not include sites hosting information similar to the Panama Papers or other journalistic information their buddies at the CIA blacklist. At which point, genuine journalists best expect to be at the mercy of the patriot act for “reasons”.

But of course, rebranded as “think of the children!”.

You cannot have privacy without trust Apple. Such potential pissed away…
 

jk1221

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Feb 1, 2021
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So what actually will be released when ios 15 is officially released??? Less and less features announced at wwdc will be available at launch. Feels like it should be called 14.9

I was just about to say. Most of the 'tentpole" features aren't even shipping with public release or are in "beta" now.

A very slightly tweaked iOS14 right now at best.

Very sloppy for Apple.
 

sean02

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Jul 9, 2019
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I guess you can blame me lol I reported issues with private relay messing with authentication on YT Studio but I suggested them to have the option to blacklist sites
 

Beelzbub

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I am not a big fan of 1.1.1.1, assuming that is what Apple is using. I have tried their app and their DNS servers, and it seems to work ok at first, but eventually things come to a grinding halt on the network. I change back to a different DNS provider, like OpenDNS or Google, and everything on the network comes back to life. I am sure Cloudflare 1.1.1.1 works for some, I've just not had good long term results with them. And I have tried them on multiple ISP's, different routers, etc.., same result. Managing some wireless access points for someone on multiple internet providers, changing the guest network to use them, works at first and then stops, even trying their 1.1.1.1 for families, using 1.1.1.2 for no malware and 1.1.1.3 for no malware and adult content, works good at first and then craps out. For now I will stick with OpenDNS.
 

hagar

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Unreliable. I’ll stick with PIA VPN, thanks. I don’t trust Apple’s “Privacy Pledge” as far as I can throw a Gen 1 Mac Pro at this point.
Private, until Apple decides to compare domains you visit to a list of hashes that may or may not include sites hosting information similar to the Panama Papers or other journalistic information their buddies at the CIA blacklist. At which point, genuine journalists best expect to be at the mercy of the patriot act for “reasons”.

But of course, rebranded as “think of the children!”.

You cannot have privacy without trust Apple. Such potential pissed away…

I hope it really does stay private and it's not misinformation. Hoping it stays private.

I assume this is the future of these forums? Every time Apple announces a privacy feature, people will complain they don’t trust Apple.
 

lolOwO

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Mar 1, 2021
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Private Relay has been incredibly unreliable to me. turns itself off multiple times a day without warning
 

Amack21

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What about hide IP for Trackers, will that also be beta? Btw is hide IP for trackers enabled or disabled by default at the moment?
 

zakarhino

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Private, until Apple decides to compare domains you visit to a list of hashes that may or may not include sites hosting information similar to the Panama Papers or other journalistic information their buddies at the CIA blacklist. At which point, genuine journalists best expect to be at the mercy of the patriot act for “reasons”.

But of course, rebranded as “think of the children!”.

You cannot have privacy without trust Apple. Such potential pissed away…

People might think you're joking but Cloudflare (the people Apple partnered with for this feature) have a history of taking websites offline that they disagree with politically.
 
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