Following the launch of iOS 15.5 and iPadOS 15.5, Apple today seeded the first betas of iOS 15.5 and iPadOS 15.5 to developers after a three-week wait. The latest upgrades aren’t as feature-packed as previous versions, focusing instead on under-the-hood adjustments, but there are a few minor tweaks that we’ve listed below.
developers the first betas of the future iOS 15.5 and iPadOS 15.5 updates for testing purposes, three weeks after the release of iOS 15.4 and iPadOS 15.4.
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Apple Classical References
There are references to Apple’s planned “Apple Classical” app, which is being developed to complement Apple Music, implying that the standalone app would be released shortly. The Music app code contains the phrases “Open in Apple Classical” and “Open this in the new app tailored for classical music,” yet the Classical app has yet to be released.
In August 2021, Apple announced that it had purchased classical music streaming business Primephonic and that it will be creating a new classical music experience for Apple Music. Apple plans to release a new standalone app specialized in classical music, which will combine Primephonic’s user interface and classical music specialties with Apple Music and features like Lossless and Spatial Audio. Apple has not stated when the app will be released, but preparations are certainly underway.
Apple Pay Cash
There are new “Request” and “Send” buttons in the Apple Pay Cash area of the Wallet app, making it easier to manage cash directly from Wallet.
Universal Control in the new iPadOS 15.5 and macOS Monterey 12.4 upgrades is not compatible with PCs running macOS 12.3 or iPadOS 15.4, according to Apple’s macOS release notes, thus customers are advised to update their Universal Control devices to the latest betas as a workaround.
As Apple prepares to debut Friday Night Baseball, it continues to expand its “SportsKit” support, and there are references for TV apps for reporting scores for various baseball innings.
iTunes Pass Rebranding
Apple is rumored to be planning on rebranding the “iTunes Pass” in Wallet to “Apple Balance.” 9to5Mac drew attention to references to Apple Balance, which MacRumors corroborated.
There used to be an option in the Wallet app to add an “iTunes Pass” that contained the money linked with your Apple ID. In the United States, Apple appears to have eliminated the ability to add an iTunes Pass, but it is still available in other countries. It’s possible that the Wallet app will get a brand new Apple Balance option in the future.
The coding states, “You can use your account balance to buy items, accessories, apps, games, and more online or in-store with Apple Pay.”
After installing the appropriate profile on an iPhone or iPad, developers can download iOS 15.5 and iPadOS 15.5 via the Apple Developer Center or over the air.
Universal Control in the new iPadOS 15.5 and macOS Monterey 12.4 upgrades is not compatible with PCs running macOS 12.3 or iPadOS 15.4, according to Apple’s macOS release notes, therefore customers should update their Universal Control devices to the latest betas as a workaround.
We don’t know what else will be included in iOS 15.5 and iPadOS 15.5, given Apple has already implemented all of the changes promised in the iOS and iPadOS 15 releases. If anything new comes up when we install the new software, we’ll update this article.