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Users appear to be underwhelmed by Apple's upcoming iOS 15 and iPadOS 15 updates, according to the findings of a new survey by SellCell.

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The survey asked 3,000 iPhone and iPad users, evenly split between men and women, aged 18 or over in the United States, what they thought of iOS 15, iPadOS 15, and the naming of the upcoming iPhone 13 lineup.

Over 50 percent of all of the survey's respondents said that the iOS 15 and iPadOS 15 updates are only "slightly" or "not at all" exciting. 28.1 percent rated the updates "somewhat" exciting, but as few as 19.3 percent are "extremely" or "very" excited about them.

Within iOS 15 and iPadOS 15, 23 percent of users said that the most exciting upgrade is ID cards in the Wallet app, 17.3 percent are most excited about enhanced Spotlight search, and 14.2 percent are most excited about new Find My features.

Very few respondents were enamored with many of iOS 15 and iPadOS 15's new features. Less than one percent of respondents thought that iMessage's "Shared with You" feature, Health app upgrades including fall-risk metrics and data sharing, and improvements to Apple Maps with more transit details and AR walking directions were the best new features. Likewise, FaceTime app improvements with Spatial Audio, screen sharing, grid view, and portrait mode, the redesigned notifications system, and Focus statuses only attracted around five percent of respondents.

When asked what features respondents thought should have been added in iOS 15 and iPadOS 15, 32.3 percent said that there should have been interactive widgets, 21 percent said that there should have been always-on display features, 14.9 percent said that there should have been Pro apps such as Xcode or Final Cut Pro for the iPad, and 13.2 percent said that there should have been better external display support for the iPad.

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Beyond the iOS 15 and iPadOS 15 updates, the survey also investigated triskaidekaphobia, a superstitious fear of the number 13, around the naming of the upcoming iPhone 13. As many as one in five iPhone and iPad users said that they would be actively put off by the "iPhone 13" moniker.

Respondents were also asked how they thought Apple should name its upcoming series of iPhone models. Interestingly, most responses indicated that the devices should not be called the "iPhone 13." 38 percent said that Apple should call its next smartphone series simply "iPhone (2021)," 26 percent thought that the "iPhone 13" was the best name, and only 13 percent said that they would like to see the devices called the "iPhone 12S."

Article Link: Users Underwhelmed by iOS 15 and iPadOS 15, Survey Suggests
 

BigMcGuire

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Still can't change margins in the Books app?! :( Ok ok, probably doesn't bother most people but... I still can't believe that was removed several iOS generations ago.

As far as iOS 15 - I'm happy for the continued development but nothing really struck me as "oooh, I can't wait" - could be I'm getting older. Planning on keeping what I got for another year. Tho, Apple usually finds a way to encourage me to upgrade when they announce the next iPhone... every year.
 

chucker23n1

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I think the feedback is fair. Compared to 14, 15 doesn't seem like a big bump.

Introducing those FaceTime features is nice, but the elephant in the room is that they kind of ship in the wrong year. This would be fantastic to have in 2020. And, generally, I find it hard to explain why some of these features are coming now. It feels like replacing iChat AV with FaceTime set Apple back by a decade. If you look at the Phil Schiller demos of iChat AV, such as the one in 2007, you find yourself wondering how they squandered this. iChat AV used to pioneer this; now FaceTime lags behind Zoom and Teams.
 

TheYayAreaLiving

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Why would anyone want that
One reason why iOS 15 allows multiple app copies is thanks to its new Focus features. Depending on which Focus mode you are in at the time, you can disable home screen pages. This also means that you can set up different modes for when you are working and relaxing. For example, when you are in work mode, you can set it up to hide the app pages that have all your distraction-inducing apps in one place to maintain your concentration and productivity.
 

Kylo83

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Every apple event now is kinda boring, all I wanted was a way to remove the dam home bar which puts me off using my devices as it’s always in the way and I can’t stop seeing it, it would look like so much more clean without it, and for heavens sake change the overall look at least give us 3D apps like big sur the overall flat look since 2013 is boring
 

Kylo83

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One reason why iOS 15 allows multiple app copies is thanks to its new Focus features. Depending on which Focus mode you are in at the time, you can disable home screen pages. This also means that you can set up different modes for when you are working and relaxing. For example, when you are in work mode, you can set it up to hide the app pages that have all your distraction-inducing apps in one place to maintain your concentration and productivity.
Would never use this gimmick I don’t need to be told what apps I need lol, all my apps are on one page and never changed it’s in folders I don’t wanna ruin the homepage, I dont need focus it’s another thing I would switch off, maybe give us split screen or something that we would want
 
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