Apple publishes new round of beta versions – for iOS/iPadOS 15 and tvOS 15.

Notable changes include:

  • New icons and onboarding screens;
  • iPad now can larger icons, so Home Screen looks less empty;
  • WebM audio support in Safari;
  • Safari UI gets more tweaks;
  • Notification that iPhone is still “findable” after being turned off;
  • Focus modes UI tweaks;
  • App Store app now shows additional information if you have TestFlight version of the app.

Xcode 13 Beta 5 is also released.

Beta download: Beta Software Downloads

Release notes: iOS & iPadOS 15 Beta 5 Release Notes, tvOS 15 Beta 5 Release Notes, Xcode 13 Beta 5 Release Notes

Reference: Apple Seeds Fifth Beta of tvOS 15 to Developers, iOS 15 beta 5 and iPadOS 15 beta 5 now rolling out to developers, Apple Seeds Fifth Betas of iOS and iPadOS 15 to Developers, Apple Seeds Fifth Betas of iOS and iPadOS 15 to Developers, Roundup: Here’s what’s new in iOS 15 beta 5, Everything New in iOS 15 and iPadOS 15 Beta 5, Apple adding WebM audio codec support to Safari with iOS 15

Recommendations

Developer:

Check new beta for compatibility issues, try new features.

QA engineer:

Test apps for regressions on new beta version.

PM/DM:

Business as usual.

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