Keeping with their nearly weekly release schedule, Apple has dropped Beta 7 of both iOS 15 and iPadOS 15 today. The release is only for developers registered in the Apple Developer program. For those who have devices registered in the public beta, you will likely see this new beta build in a day or two.
The build number for iOS 15 beta 7 is 19A5337a.
As always, Beta builds of iOS and iPadOS should be run on dedicated devices that are not necessarily your “daily driver” devices. Stability issues and bugs pop up from time-to-time (hint in the name!) which could cause productivity challenges. If you don’t have a device that you can dedicate to beta testing, it is recommended to hold off during the beta cycles until the Release Candidate is available. That should be mid-September.
So far, nothing significant has been found in this latest beta, following up on the significant changes that happened in Beta 6. That build, dropped last week, brought significant changes to Safari as well as removing the SharePlay feature. Apple has indicate that SharePlay will not be in the initial release of iOS 15 and will come in a later update.
iOS 15 will bring a wide range of updates and improvements to iPhone and iPad devices including a revamped weather app, Focus Time, iCloud+ support, Notification Summary, improved Apple Maps, a redesign of Safari, and Live Text to name but a few. The release is expected in mid-September in conjunction with the anticipated release of the iPhone 13.
If you are curious about the Apple Developer Program, you can check out the program’s site for more details.