SharePlay has returned within the iOS 15.1 beta, according to 9to5Mac, after Apple delayed the key iOS 15 characteristic to “later this fall” as an alternative of getting it launch alongside the OS improve as deliberate. It’s not the one characteristic that’s hasn’t made it to launch but, nevertheless it could possibly be a helpful one through the ongoing pandemic — it permits you to watch movies, display screen share, or hearken to music with different individuals over a FaceTime name. Its existence in Tuesday’s new beta might point out that it could possibly be coming before later, although that’s not a certain factor.

MacRumors reports that the 15.1 beta additionally lets customers add their COVID vaccine card to the Pockets app, when you’ve first added it to Well being. Much like how Google’s model of this characteristic works, you’ll need to get your vaccine data out of your medical supplier or your state’s healthcare system earlier than you possibly can add it to your cellphone. Apple says the characteristic makes use of the SMART Well being Card format, which is presently supported by a handful of states and some major vaccination providers. The record contains states like California, Hawaii, New York, and Louisiana, in addition to pharmacy suppliers like CVS, Ceremony Help, and Walmart, however you possibly can click on the hyperlink for the complete particulars. As at all times, verify together with your native healthcare supplier for more information.

You possibly can add verified vaccine data from sure well being suppliers.
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These options displaying up within the iOS 15.1 beta don’t essentially imply they’ll be within the last iOS 15.1 launch — in any case, SharePlay was launched through the iOS 15 beta, however was later eliminated. Nevertheless, Apple does nonetheless say that SharePlay will ship “later this fall,” and there’s solely a lot time left for that (plus, it will be a bit odd if it was faraway from one other beta). The vaccine card characteristic will probably be included in an “upcoming software update,” based on the corporate, so it’s attainable it’s additional out.

It additionally could also be a bit earlier than we see iOS 15.1, on condition that iOS 15 was simply launched yesterday (iOS 14.1 came about a month after iOS 14). But when this early beta is any indication, it could possibly be bringing some good new options with it when it does present up.


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