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iOS 15.5 is out ahead of Apple’s WWDC, with enhancements to Apple Cash and the Podcasts app

Alongside the new iOS version, Apple has also published a macOS update.

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iOS 15.5, Apple’s newest iPhone operating system, has been launched. It lacks user-facing upgrades but may help placate authorities concerned about Apple’s dominance over in-app transactions.

iOS 15.5 Features

A pair of new buttons introduced to the Wallet app allow Apple Cash card users to rapidly request or transfer money, as well as a new setting in the Apple Podcasts app that allows you to limit the number of episodes kept on your phone. According to Apple’s release notes, the update also contains several bug improvements, one of which should enhance the dependability of home automation triggered by people arriving and departing.

iOS 15.5 features the following enhancements and bug fixes, according to Apple’s release note:

  • Apple Cash clients may now send and receive money from their Apple Cash card using Wallet.
  • Apple Podcasts now has a new feature that allows you to restrict the number of episodes saved on your iPhone and delete older episodes automatically.
  • Fixes an issue where home automation, triggered by individuals entering or exiting the house might fail.

Some features aren’t accessible in all countries or on all Apple devices. Please visit this page for more information on the security content of Apple software updates: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201222

Along with the new iOS version, Apple has also published a macOS update. Monterey 12.4 is notable for including a patch for the poor camera quality on Apple’s Studio Display panel. We discovered that camera performance is still far from flawless in our tests with the beta version, but the upgrade decreased noticeable noise in the image, enhanced contrast, and increased colour accuracy. We’ll re-test the camera now that its software is complete to see if anything has changed.

Although iOS 15.5 features few user-facing changes, 9to5Mac previously noted that it contains references to “external purchases,” implying that the update sets the framework for chosen apps to be able to link out to external purchasing systems, as Apple indicated last month. Apple normally compels developers to utilise its own in-app payments system for digital in-app purchases (sometimes earning it a 30% fee), but this approach is coming under growing criticism from authorities worldwide. Apple has been ordered in some countries, including South Korea and the Netherlands, to allow various developers to link out to other payment systems.

The release of iOS 15.5 comes less than a month before Apple’s annual developer conference (WWDC), when the company is anticipated to reveal the next iOS 16 version. You can upgrade your devices by navigating to Settings, then General, and finally Software Update. More information regarding the security updates introduced with iOS 15.5 may be found on Apple’s website.

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