Apple has finally released iOS 15 for public download, but some features announced at WWDC are yet to found their way to iOS 15. Features such as SharePlay, improved AirPod Find My support, Universal Control, and more are yet to be released.
Among these missing features is the most anticipated feature, SharePlay, which lets users watch videos or listen to music with friends on a FaceTime call. Apple however warned developers about the delay after removing SharePlay from beta tests.
The sad thing about its delay is, it’s holding other features back — Apple recently announced that Group Workouts for Fitness Plus is on hold until SharePlay comes out.
Apple also says that better Find My support for AirPods isn’t coming until later this fall. The feature was announced at WWDC, with Apple saying that some of the devices in its headphone lineup are getting an AirTag-like proximity view.
The AirPods Pro and Max will be able to connect to the Find My network, making them easier to find even when they’re not physically with you. As someone who is currently missing a set of AirPods (and whose hope of finding them is draining like the earbud’s batteries), this is probably the delay that hurts the most.
The App Store’s in-app events feature, which will show off things like in-game events, live video streams, and other limited-time features, is also not here yet. It’s labeled with the same asterisk as the other features, saying that it’s “coming later this fall.”
iPad users will also have to wait for the Universal Control feature, which seamlessly lets you share a cursor between Macs and iPads.
The two of these features could be waiting on new hardware — another Apple event this fall seems likely, with predictions focusing on new MacBook Pros and AirPods.