Apple on Thursday seeded the release candidates of iOS 15.5 and iPadOS 15.5 to developers and public beta testers for testing. The new beta releases come one week after the seeding of the fourth betas.
RC builds of iOS 15.5 and iPadOS 15.5 are available to developers through the Apple Developer Center or over the air on the devices with the proper configuration installed.
Public RC builds of iOS 15.5 and iPadOS 15.5 can be downloaded via the Apple Beta Software Program website by users signed up to take part in the testing program. If you’re interested in trying out the betas of the upcoming operating systems you can sign up for the program by clicking the same link.
There are references in iOS 15.5 to the upcoming “Apple Classical” app that Apple has in development to complement Apple Music, indicating the standalone app could soon see a launch.
The Apple Pay Cash section of the Wallet app now includes “Request” and “Send” buttons to make it easier to manage cash directly from Wallet.
Apple is also laying the groundwork in the beta for functionality that will allow developers of “reader” apps to add a link to an external website for the purpose of signing up for and managing accounts outside of the company’s App Store.
Apple’s official release notes for the update are below:
iOS 15.5 includes the following improvements and bug fixes:
– Wallet now enables Apple Cash customers to send and request money from their Apple Cash card
– Apple Podcasts includes a new setting to limit episodes stored on your iPhone and automatically delete older ones
– Fixes an issue where home automations, triggered by people arriving or leaving, may fail
Some features may not be available for all regions or on all Apple devices. For information on the security content of Apple software updates, please visit this website:
iOS 15.5 will likely see a public launch next week.
As usual, MacTrast and Apple both warn users to not install any betas (or release candidates) on their daily driver iPhone or iPad. Instead, only install them on a device set aside for testing purposes.