The Weekender

By Cult of Mac

iOS 15 is boring (and that's a good thing)

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The Weekender
Sweeping change is overrated, especially when it comes to something you use every day – like your iPhone.
This year’s iOS update doesn’t bring a ton of mind-blowing new features. But when you’re trying to execute a simple task, sometimes you don’t want your mind blown. You want “it just works” … or maybe “it just works the way I’m already comfortable with.”
iOS 15’s iterative changes indicate just how mature the iPhone is. And that’s a very good thing.
That’s the gist of Cult of Mac writer Ed Hardy’s reasoning. Get his full take in this week’s top story. We’ve also got more info on what is actually new in iOS 15, along with some tasty how-tos and reviews.
Enjoy!
— Lewis Wallace, managing editor

News and opinion
‘Boring’ iOS 15 shows just how far iPhone has come
Stopping Apple from preinstalling apps might sound fair, but it’s a bad idea
'Letter Rooms' is a fantastic jumbled-word game for iOS
Apple Watch Series 7 will feature updated display
How-tos
How to cancel the Apple TV+ free trial before you have to pay up
How to play built-in Background Sounds in iOS and iPadOS 15
How to install the macOS 12 Monterey developer beta
Deals
Save up to 72% in our Father's Day sale
Power up iPhone and Apple Watch at once with this wireless charger
Protect your AirTags with these high-end keychain holders
Enter our $5,000 giveaway for your shot at the ultimate gamer bundle
Reviews
This iPhone and iPad stylus will drive your co-workers mad with envy [Review]
Endless cliches of 'Physical' won’t get your blood pumping [Apple TV+ review]
Improved HyperDrive is the USB-C hub your iPad needs [Review]
'Lisey’s Story' mixes psycho with silly in a very Stephen King-y episode [Apple TV+ review]
MagSafe in iPhone 12 makes PopGrips so much better [Review]
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