iOS 15.5 and iPadOS 15.5
If you open the system settings on the iPhone or iPad, you will find the corresponding update there. The update description does not document far-reaching changes, but it does document some improvements and changes. Somewhat controversial is the decision that photos from “sensitive places” no longer appear in automatically generated memories – and the definition of this is up to Apple. Apple also made preparations to support external payments. Although this does not appear in the description, it could be discovered in strings.
It was also noticeable that Apple completely erased the “iTunes” brand name and the iTunes pass has now become Apple credit – and users in the USA can request or send money directly from the wallet via Apple Pay. As always with system updates for iOS and iPadOS, an update for the HomePod is also available (“audioOS 15.5”).
In the official release notes, Apple documents the improvements as follows:
watchOS 8.5 and tvOS 15.5
As always, the Apple Watch and the Apple TV are particularly clear, innovations outside of the annual cycle are very rare. Again, there are only minor improvements and bug fixes. Only users in Mexico will receive a major update, where the ECG function will be available on the Apple Watch for the first time.