iOS 15.1 version update evaluation released, the latest evaluation has been released!

I believe that the fruit fans who have been paying attention to Mingmei Infinite until now should all know that when it comes to the iOS system, Apple mobile phone users can be described as deep in love and “hate”. ON the one hand, the iOS system is very smooth, which is very useful for many users who don’t like tossing, on the other hand, the “squeeze toothpaste” style update of iOS has raised the user’s blood pressure. Last month, users finally ushered in the official version of iOS 15.0, but bugs such as overheating and frame drop occurred from time to time. Apple made an emergency repair and launched versions 15.0.1 and 15.0.2. , but the user experience does not seem to be greatly improved.

This is not just in the early morning of October 26th, Apple officially pushed the iOS 15.1 version update, which is the first major update of the iOS 15 operating system. iOS 15.1 adds simulcast sharing, bringing a new sharing experience to family and friends in FaceTime calls; adds the ability to shoot ProRes videos on iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max; introduces verifiable COVID-19 in Apple Wallet Vaccination cards, and fixes for other iPhone features and bugs.

Today, Mingmei Infinite will expand on it in detail:

SharePlay

SharePlay, a new feature integrated into the FaceTime video call, when people make a video call, they can share the video/music they are playing with others. Known as a “long-distance relationship artifact”, both parties can watch TV and movies simultaneously.

SharePlay also enables Screen sharing for sharing content on your iPhone, iPad or Mac with others, which is great for group collaboration or assisting someone with device troubleshooting.

SharePlay was originally launched as an important feature of the iOS 15 update, but Apple delayed the launch time after the official version, and there may be bugs that have not been fixed yet, and finally met users today.

ProRes video capture (iPhone 13 Pro)

When the iPhone 13 Pro series launched, Apple promised a high-quality ProRes video option in the update, which is also a belated feature and has now arrived in iOS 15.1.

ProRes is a professional video recording format used by creators of TV shows, commercials and movies, which offers higher color fidelity and less compression.

Users can enable ProRes by going to “Settings” – “Camera” section and clicking “Format”.

However, even if they are all iPhone 13 Pros, Apple still has functional restrictions. If the phone has only 128GB of storage space, ProRes video shooting is limited to 1080p 30fps, but higher-capacity devices can shoot 4K standards. This is “Apple-style” care, they said, when recording in HD mode, one minute of 10-bit HDR ProRe video takes up 1.7GB of space, 4K takes up 6GB of space, and 128GB is basically unsustainable.

Apple Wallet

Support for the COVID-19 Vaccination Card, which allows you to add and present verifiable vaccination information from Apple Wallet. This function is mainly provided to people who need to go abroad. It is not applicable to the mainland area, and the health code is the main one.

family

New automations can be triggered based on current readings from HomeKit-enabled humidity, air quality or light level sensors. I believe that many people do not know Apple’s HomeKit store. The products in it are all household products that can be connected to Apple devices. If you are interested, you can go to the official website and enter HomeKit. This store has been established for many years.

Shortcuts

A new preset action lets you overlay text on images or GIFs. In addition to videos, the new shortcuts can support adding text directly to pictures or GIFs.

In addition, the previous iOS 14.6 version, iPhone and iPad users have already experienced lossless and Dolby Atmos.

This update also optimizes the sound effects of HomePod and HomePod mini. iOS 15.1 and HomePod 5.1 will support lossless and Dolby Atmos playback on smart speakers.

Lossless plus Dolby Atmos, IMAX-level sound effects are undoubtedly.

This update also fixes the following issues:

The Photos app may incorrectly report that storage is full when importing photos and videos.

App audio playback may pause when the screen is locked.

An available wireless LAN may not be detected.

In addition, not only iOS 15.1, watchOS 8.1 and iPad OS 15.1 are also pushed to upgrade together.

Mingmei has learned that Apple said that using AirPods 3 requires an Apple device running iOS 15.1, iPadOS 15.1, watchOS 8.1, tvOS 15.1 or macOS Monterey.

The official version of iOS 15.1/iPadOS 15.1 supports the following devices:

iPhone: iPhone 13 mini, iPhone 13, iPhone 13 Pro/Pro Max, iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro/Pro Max, iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro/Pro Max, iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, iPhone XR, iPhone X, iPhone 8/8 Plus, iPhone 7/7 Plus, iPhone 6s/6s Plus, iPhone SE/SE 2;

iPad: iPad Pro 1/2/3/4/5(12.9), iPad Pro 1/2/3(11), iPad Pro(10.5), iPad Pro(9.7), iPad Air 2/ 3/4, iPad 5/6/7/8/9, iPad mini 4/5/6;

iPod Touch: iPod Touch 7.

Therefore, for the general users of the official version of iPhone 6s and above, you can now enter the iPhone Settings -> General -> Software Update page, and then you can detect the official version update of iOS 15.1 under the WiFi network, and click “Download and update” below. Install”, follow the prompts to complete the online upgrade.

For users who have upgraded to iOS 15.1 Beta 1/2/3/4 beta version, since the version number is lower than iOS 15.1, you can remove the description file and restart the device, and then you can perform OTA upgrade online. .

iOS 15.1 RC version, since the version number is the same as the official version, if you want to change to the official version, you can only downgrade by flashing. In view of the troublesome flashing, and the difference between RC and iOS 15.1 is not big, users who have updated to the RC version should not bother.

It is worth mentioning that Apple stopped the verification channel for the official version of iOS 15.0.1 shortly after the release of iOS 15.0.1, which means that users can only flash iOS 15.1 and iOS 15.1. 0.2 These two official versions are out.

In addition, for this update, many netizens have expressed that “this is the real iOS 15.” It is worth mentioning that the “auto macro” function criticized by many users can be turned off after the update, Pro The problem of frequent switching of camera lenses can also be turned off automatically, but forced HDR has not been fixed yet.

So is iOS 15.1 worth upgrading? How is the experience of this new system? The first batch of evaluations have been released, let’s take a look:

iPhone 13 Pro Max users: All is well, except the camera flicker problem persists.

iPhone 13 Pro users: Shooting ProRes 4K video is 6 GB in 1 minute? 128GB of storage space can’t hurt, and other functions are normal.

iPhone 13 users: After updating the official version of iOS 15.1, I feel that there has been little change, and it can even be said that there has been no change.

iPhone 12 users: After updating the latest system, the battery capacity suddenly increased again? The fever is still the same as before, and it does not feel better.

iPhone 11 users: After the update, the battery life feels better? Is it an illusion?

iPhone XR users: The official version of iOS 15.1 has been updated for the first time. It feels smoother than before, and the fever seems to have improved?

Mingmei Infinity will summarize:

First of all, for users of old models, such as iPhone 11 and previous products, many friends have reported that the battery life after the upgrade is longer, and the fluency is better than before, and the fever has improved. The overall evaluation is still positive. It seems that for users of older models, iOS 15.1 is indeed worth upgrading.

For the products of the past two years, such as the iPhone 12 and iPhone 13 series, most users said that the difference between before and after the upgrade was not obvious, but the battery capacity problem of the iPhone 12 series users was solved; but some iPhone 13 Pro Max users said that the camera The splash screen problem still exists.

Looking at the user evaluations of different models as a whole, it is recommended that you upgrade. After all, the new version has fixed many bugs, and the improvement of system stability is still obvious.

As for macOS Monterey, for users who have not upgraded to the new version, in addition to Safari, the experience of other applications and functions will be different in details. Also taking into account Apple’s fine tradition of “bugOS” in recent years, especially for laptops as the main force, it would be better to wait and see first for this major version update.

In the end, what Mingmei Infinite wants to say is: In fact, every update everyone pays attention to is the signal, whether the battery life and fluency have improved. Mingmei’s personal feeling is that there is no obvious improvement or deterioration. However, Mingmei infinite personal feeling that after the old model was upgraded from iOS 14 to iOS 15, the fluency has indeed improved. Signal and battery life still belong to the category of “metaphysics”, which varies from person to person.

In general, the overall performance of iOS 15.1 is indeed quite stable. If you want to experience the new features of iOS 15, you can really consider upgrading.