Bloomberg has been in touch with sources who talked a bit about the upcoming Apple iOS 15 and iPadOS 15 mobile operating systems. According to these two platforms, there will be some major changes in how the two operating systems handle notifications on the iPhone and iPad.
Instead of making notifications like today, the user will be able to set rules for apps that can send notifications based on what the user is doing. This could be, for example, about various rules when the user is working, driving, sleeping, etc. In addition, it should be possible to respond, for example, to iMessage messages with different messages depending on what the working user selected upon receiving the message.
Bloomberg’s sources also indicate that Apple will make other changes to iMessage so that the messaging service is more similar to the social media service. It is reported, among other things, that iMessage may take inspiration from Facebook WhatsApp’s messaging service. However, it is not clear if the potential update to iMessage will coincide with the release of iOS 15 or if it is something Apple plans to release later.
From June 7 to 11, Apple is organizing the WWDC developer conference so we’ll take a first look at the upcoming iOS 15 and iPadOS 15. iOS 15 will likely be released in connection with the introduction of the Apple iPhone 13 sometime this fall.