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iOS 15.2 RC1 is here - very disappointed

iOS 15.2 RC1 is here – very disappointed

iOS 15.2 as a release candidate was almost certain and it has now happened: if there are no more serious problems, the final version of the iPhone operating system should be released in a few days.

Apple has also made the release available to public beta testers and has published release notes. But before we get to that, let’s briefly explain what’s missing: the Universal Control function, with which the keyboard and trackpad of the Mac can be used for iPhone or iPad, will probably not be included in the final version, because it is also missing in the candidate version.

Here are the release notes that Apple published for RC1 for iOS 15.2:

iOS 15.2 adds the Apple Music Voice plan, a new category of subscription that allows access to music through Siri. The update also includes the Privacy Report app, new safety features for kids and parents in Messages, and other features and bug fixes for your iPhone.

Apple Music Sprachplan

Apple Music Voice Plan is a new subscription that gives Siri access to all the songs, playlists, and stations in Apple Music.

Just Ask Siri suggests music based on your listening history and your likes or dislikes

Playing it again allows you to access the list of recently played music

data protection

With the App Privacy Report in Settings, you can see how many times apps accessed your location, photos, cameras, microphone, contacts, etc., and the network activity they experienced in the past seven days.


The connection security setting gives parents the ability to trigger alerts for children when they receive or send images that contain nudity.
Safety warnings provide helpful hints for children when they receive images that contain nudity.

Siri and search

Expanded tips in Siri, Spotlight, and Safari Search to help kids and parents stay safe online.

apple id

With Digital Legacy, you can designate people as legacy contacts so they can access your iCloud account and personal data if you die


Macro Image Control can be activated to switch to the ultra-wide-angle lens for macro photos and videos in Settings on iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max

TV app

The Store tab lets you browse, buy, and rent movies and TV shows in one place


Enhanced city map in Apple Maps with street details such as turn lanes, intermediate strips, bike lanes, and pedestrian crossings for supported cities

This release also includes the following improvements for your iPhone:

  • Hide My Email is available in the Mail app for iCloud + subscribers to create unique, random email addresses
  • Find My can locate the iPhone for up to five hours if it is in power reserve
  • Stocks allow the currency to display an indicator and display the performance since the beginning of the year when viewing charts

This release also contains bug fixes that address the following issues:

  • Siri may not respond when VoiceOver is on and iPhone is locked
  • ProRAW images can appear overexposed when viewed in third-party image-editing applications
  • HomeKit scenes with garage door may not play via CarPlay when iPhone is locked
  • CarPlay may not update Now Playing information for certain apps
  • Video streaming apps may not load content on iPhone 13 models
  • Calendar events may appear on the wrong day for Microsoft Exchange users

Are you playing iOS 15.2 as soon as it comes out or are you just waiting a bit?