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10 things Apple should have changed in iOS 15, but didn't

10 things Apple should have changed in iOS 15, but didn't

With WWDC officially in the rearview mirror, it's obvious that iOS 15 is more about polishing up last year's features than it is boldly treading new paths. That shouldn't be too much of a surprise for anyone paying attention to Apple's software — the company usually follows a tick-tock release for hardware and software alike. iOS 15 brings along some nice enhancements, especially for anyone deep inside the Apple ecosystem, but there's always room for improvement. As someone who cycles back and forth between Android and iOS, there's plenty of things I wish had changed in this year's version.

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Apple's commitment to privacy expands in iOS 15

Apple's commitment to privacy expands in iOS 15

Google was recently lauded for its efforts to make Android a more privacy-driven platform. These changes are obviously a welcomed sight, and we've been wondering how Apple would respond. No longer just a flashy phrase you’ll see on an Apple keynote slide, privacy has since become a cudgel to beat Google with every time it's found doing something sketchy. Here are just some of the ways Apple’s new privacy features steal Android’s lunch and eat it, too.

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Apple's new Hide My Email feature puts a stop to endless spam in your inbox

Apple's new Hide My Email feature puts a stop to endless spam in your inbox

How many times have you given out your email to an online storefront or service, only to come to regret the decision? Some companies abuse your inbox with countless promotions, coupon codes, newsletters, and spam multiple times per day. With iOS 15, Apple is adding a new method to its devices to make it easy to gain back control of your incoming emails.

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Android did it first: Siri won't be dumb as a rock when you're offline in iOS 15

Android did it first: Siri won't be dumb as a rock when you're offline in iOS 15

In yet more "Android did it first" news, Apple has announced that Siri for iPhones will support on-device speech recognition, like recent Google's Pixels have supported since the "next-gen" Assistant landed with the Pixel 4, though Apple is making its offline recognition the default setting in the name of user privacy. On top of that, though, Siri will support offline commands for basic functions, too — you know, like Google's had since before the Assistant even existed.

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iOS gets the same system-wide translation powers as Android

iOS gets the same system-wide translation powers as Android

Google's long been the king of machine translation, but Apple appears to have designs upon its throne. The company revealed that its next release of iOS would feature "Live Text," a feature that's more or less a straight copy of the image processing Google has been doing in Lens for years. But as part of that, it's going to add rapid language translation pretty much everywhere in the operating system, including selectable text.

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Apple is going to let you stay on older versions of iOS longer

Apple is going to let you stay on older versions of iOS longer

One of Apple's biggest strengths has always been the long-term software support offered for its family of devices. Case in point: the iPhone 6s that was released back all the way back in 2015 will still get the latest version of iOS later this year. But more than just bringing so many users access to the latest software, Apple's decided to start offering a meaningful choice, and all devices receiving iOS 15 will soon have the option to stay on iOS 14 without skipping important security patches.

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iOS 15 brings drag-and-drop file support to the iPhone

iOS 15 brings drag-and-drop file support to the iPhone

Apple can't highlight every change to iOS during its annual WWDC keynote, and that means some really cool features often get left out of the spotlight. If you're a power user with an iPhone handy, a popular iPad-exclusive feature is finally coming to your device. Apple is adding drag-and-drop support for files and photos to iOS 15, so you can quickly move content across all of your apps.

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Revamped iOS 15 Weather app shows off a whole lot of Dark Sky

Revamped iOS 15 Weather app shows off a whole lot of Dark Sky

It's been a little over a year since Apple bought up user-favorite weather app Dark Sky, shuttering its entries for Android and Wear OS. Today we're seeing the fruits of that acquisition in a revamped Weather app for the iPhone, which will debut with iOS 15. It's pretty blatantly incorporating a lot of the visual flair from Dark Sky into Apple's official app.

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Apple's Private Relay keeps your browsing so secret even Apple can't track you

Apple's Private Relay keeps your browsing so secret even Apple can't track you

Security is on everyone's mind these days, with more people than ever looking to keep their browsing data hidden from prying eyes. Apple is introducing a new way to use your iPhone without having to worry about your information leaking to unknown forces.

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iMessage in iOS 15 wants to be a hub for everything you share with friends

iMessage in iOS 15 wants to be a hub for everything you share with friends

iMessage is one of the best messaging clients available today — as long as you and your friends are deeply invested in Apple's ecosystem. As part of iOS 15, iMessage is getting several new features, including photo collages, new ways to share content with your friends, and full support for SharePlay.

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