Apple confirms iOS 15, iPadOS 15 will release Monday, September 20

Ios 15 Focus Hero
Ios 15 Focus Hero (Image credit: Christine Romero-Chan / iMore)

What you need to know

  • Apple has confirmed that iOS 15 and iPadOS 15 will launch on Monday, September 20.
  • Both new updates will be available on new hardware next week, too.

Apple has today confirmed that the new iOS 15 and iPadOS 15 updates will ship to the world on Monday, September 20. This is after months of beta testing among both developers and those on the public beta program.

Announced during WWDC back in June, the new updates bring with them a raft of new features and will also ship on the newly announced iPhone 13 devices as well as new iPad mini and iPad products.

Apple confirmed that the new releases will take place this coming Monday when announcing new products via press release following its California Streaming event. The newly announced products bring us the best iPhone ever in the form of the new iPhone 13 Pro Max, complete with an improved camera system and new ProMotion display.

The new releases will bring with them a Focus mode to help users eliminate distractions as well as an improved notifications system. A redesigned Safari will also be in tow, as will features like iCloud Private Relay that are designed to help protect the privacy of iPhone and iPad users.

We'll have reviews of iOS 15 and iPadOS 15 up soon enough, but until then we'd suggest making sure that you have all of your backups in place ahead of the big update day — just in case!

Oliver Haslam

Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too.

Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.