The news: A new iOS update should be coming your way sometime soon, as Apple just seeded the release candidate (RC) version to developers after weeks of beta testing.
Here’s what new in iOS 15.5, per Apple:
- 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
Not mentioned in the changelog, but also coming:
- Wi-Fi signal strength indicator in the Home app
- The iTunes Pass card, which could be reloaded with money for iTunes or the App Store, is now called the Apple Account card
- Code in iOS 15.5 suggests that the dedicated Apple Music Classic app is nearing launch
- While not mentioned in the release notes, it’s also possible that iOS 15.5 could enable Tap to Pay on iPhone, the feature that will turn your device into a payment terminal.
Sam’s take: Another major-sounding iOS update, another suspiciously empty changelog from Apple. It seems like there might be something else that could be enabled post-launch, like that new Apple Music app or even Tap to Pay. In the meantime, the update is pretty small with only some minor Wallet changes.