Apple’s next batch of software updates for all its devices will arrive in exactly one week from today, October 25th.
That’s when we see the release of iOS 15.1, iPadOS 15.1, watchOS 8.1, tvOS 15.1 and macOS Monterey. These new versions are needed for the new AirPods that were announced today and which, incidentally, will begin shipping the day after the software launch, on October 26th.
macOS Monterey is also the software that powers the recently announced 14 “and 16” MacBook Pro with the new M1 Pro and M1 Max chipsets. These will also be available – you guessed it – also on October 26th.
So it turns out that a rumor from last week actually reached the release date. iOS 15.1 is expected to have support for SharePlay, which allows you to remotely watch and listen to streaming content with your friends via FaceTime. Also, expect ProRes video support and the ability to add COVID-19 vaccination documents to the Wallet app. Of course, bug fixes for issues identified in iOS 15 should also be in.