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iOS 15 will bring full-screen App Clips to Safari for the first time

Wwdc 2020 Ios 14 App Clip Video
Wwdc 2020 Ios 14 App Clip Video (Image credit: Apple)

What you need to know

  • iOS 15 will allow developers to display a full-screen App Clip interface for the first time.
  • App Clips have been around since iOS 14 but they were limited to smaller cards at the bottom of the screen.

Apple's iOS 15 release, due to arrive this fall, will bring with it the ability for developers to offer full-screen App Clips via Safari for the first time.

First announced as part of the iOS 14 update last year, App Clips allow developers to pop up mini versions of their apps when someone visits a website or scans a code. But the previous implementation meant for a small interface that required multiple taps. That'll all change with iOS 15 as spotted by 9to5Mac.

Developers can learn more about what's new with App Clips on the Apple Developer website (opens in new tab) along with a video session showing what's going down. Developers will of course need to update everything to make sure they can take advantage of the changes coming to OS 15, too.\

Apple announced iOS 15 during its WWDC event last month and the update is currently available as developer and public betas. We're expecting the release to be made available to everyone this fall, likely towards the end of September. New features include improvements to the way notifications are handled, the new Focus mode, and a redesigned Safari interface.

iOS 15 will ship on the new iPhone 13 models and will also be compatible with older devices as well. Can't wait until September to get a new iPhone? Check out the best iPhone deals we could find and snag yourself a bargain iPhone 12 now.

Oliver Haslam
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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.