iOS 15 and iPadOS 15 beta have been accessible to developers and consumers participating in the Apple Beta Software Program since June, as announced at WWDC 2021. Following Tuesday’s special event, Apple announced that iOS 15 will be released to the general public on September 20.
The iOS 15 Release Candidate (RC) build is available now for developers and public beta users.
While iOS 14 was a significant upgrade, iOS 15 focused on improving a few Apple applications and services. FaceTime is now available over public connections on Android and Windows, alerts have a new look with Focus Mode, and Safari gets a new contentious design.
The Apple Developer website now has the iOS 15 and iPadOS 15 RC available for download. For those who already have iOS 15 beta installed on their iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad, the update will be available via an OTA download. WatchOS 8 and tvOS 15 are in the same boat.
On September 20, the public will be able to download iOS 15, iPadOS 15, watchOS 8, and tvOS 15. MacOS Monterey will be launched later this year, according to Apple – the exact date has yet to be disclosed, so beta testing will continue.