I’m one of those people that hates change and refuses to upgrade their iPhone even when the poor thing is drowning in slow functioning speed and crashes all the time. I am a creature of habit, and I despise iPhone updates. However, the newest Apple iOS is going to give FaceTime a bunch of cool new tricks and wow, suddenly I am a modern woman.
Apple has just announced iOS 15, which I am shocked to admit I am excited for (despite my predisposition to loathing minor lifestyle changes) because the new tricks it’s giving FaceTime are fkn sick.
In the new iOS, you can watch movies with your friends via FaceTime, and it’ll sync up your visuals while auto-adjusting the volume depending on if you’re speaking. Do you know what that means? No more homicidal urges associated with trying to get your friend to press play at the same time as you, or having to hear their shitty delayed audio in the background.
Say what you will about Apple, but they know what the people want.
Apple has introduced iOS 15 featuring new FaceTime features including screen share and movie watching, new Focus features, new Weather and Maps apps, enhanced on-device intelligence and more. iOS 15 will launch later this year and a beta is currently available to developers pic.twitter.com/G5BffSrSBR
— Apple Hub (@theapplehub) June 7, 2021
The new iOS will also let you listen to music with your friends via FaceTime too, and everyone in the call can see what songs are next or add to the queue. Basically, we can all angry-cry to Olivia Rodrigo‘s latest album together in style.
On top of all that, you’ll be able to share screens with your mates, have a grid view for group calls, have voice isolation, and schedule calls via a weblink… which sounds suspiciously like Zoom, but better, and I’m not complaining.
There’s so much more coming to the new iOS – updated forms of using Maps, Memoji outfits, and a whole bunch of different AIs that will blow your mind and probably also creep you out a little.
You can check out all the upcoming new iOS 15 features in Apple’s preview here.