Apple previews iOS 15 at WWDC: FaceTime, notifications and others

As expected, Apple offered a preview of iOS 15 at today’s WWDC 2021 keynote, highlighting some changes coming to FaceTime and notifications.

FaceTime gets some major updates, with spatial audio and voice isolation, to help make conversations feel more natural and reduce distracting background noise. Portrait mode’s blurred backgrounds can also be used in FaceTime, and users can also share music and videos during calls.

Notifications get a new look, with contact photos on text notifications and bigger app icons, and will get new filter modes in iOS 15, called Focus. This allows you to customize which notifications appear during different activities, like while you’re working. These settings will sync across devices. There’s also an option to batch certain notifications and received them as a digest at certain times of day as a summary.

Developing… we’re adding more to this post, but you can follow along with our WWDC 2021 live blog to get the news even faster.

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