What you need to know
- iCloud Private Relay will only be available as a beta when iOS 15 is released.
- iCloud+ users will be able to turn the feature on if they wish.
Spotted by 6 Colors, the 7th developer beta of iOS 15 release notes (opens in new tab) reveal that iCloud Private Relay will be released as a beta and turned off by default. iCloud+ customers, however, will have the option to turn on the feature.
The report goes on to speculate that the feature is only being released as a beta because Apple is having issues getting enough websites to work correctly with the new feature and will need more web developers to implement changes before it can run smoothly enough across the web.
iCloud Private Relay is one of the new privacy features that will be available to Mac, iPad, and iPhone users when iOS 15, iPadOS 15, and macOS Monterey release this fall. The feature processes web traffic through two separate proxy servers, bringing a little more privacy to your internet browsing.
Joe Wituschek is a Contributor at iMore. With over ten years in the technology industry, one of them being at Apple, Joe now covers the company for the website. In addition to covering breaking news, Joe also writes editorials and reviews for a range of products. He fell in love with Apple products when he got an iPod nano for Christmas almost twenty years ago. Despite being considered a "heavy" user, he has always preferred the consumer-focused products like the MacBook Air, iPad mini, and iPhone 13 mini. He will fight to the death to keep a mini iPhone in the lineup. In his free time, Joe enjoys video games, movies, photography, running, and basically everything outdoors.
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