Apple delays introduction of ‘SharePlay’ feature in iOS 15

Apple has delayed the introduction of the iOS 15 “SharePlay” feature which is meant ot allow users to keep FaceTime conversations going as you watch TV shows and movies, listen to music, or share your screen with SharePlay. When released, “SharePlay” will offer an entirely new way to have experiences with family and friends, no matter the distance.

Apple's "SharePlay" feature
Apple’s “SharePlay” feature

Andrew Griffin for The Independent:

Apple has delayed the introduction of one of the central features of its upcoming major iPhone update.

When Apple introduced iOS 15, over summer, one of the chief features was SharePlay, and it is listed first on the rundown of upcoming additions to iOS 15 on its website.

But the update will not be released in the version of iOS 15 that ships this autumn, likely next month alongside the new iPhones. The same tool will be delayed on the Apple TV and Mac, Apple said.

The company confirmed the move in an update sent to developers, which informed them that it would be removed from the latest beta version of the software too.

Apple gave no information about why the feature had been delayed. It relies on a variety of different moving parts – including integration with third-party apps by their developers – and so presumably any of those could have been moving less quickly than required.

It also gave no indication of when the feature might be arriving…

MacDailyNews Take: Hopefully, the delay will be short-lived as the feature looks useful and fun!


    1. Im with You… and i wrote the same exact sentiments to Tim ORWELL Cook.. few days ago…
      iI hope everyone does!
      Im considering moving platform where a core surveillance code is not imbedded in my phone…. or pad or Desktop! …God knows to what extent it can be exploited…not by hackers but as proved by Apple in the last election by them selves… let alone force outside!
      They have access to our photos.. they have access to my iMessage….
      The mechanism of surveillance is going to be in every iPhone updated to latest OS DISGUISED AS VIRTUE!
      It will be exploited and broadened… This is just the 1st step !!!!
      2 moths ago at WWDC zero mention,…. all stages with giant background of Privacy… all words focus on Privacy ….. only to see this ! just two month later…Absolute blatant installation of a police in every one of our deices in Apple platform… U by an Apple device…your are buying an implanted police at the same time!
      Horrifying if u ask me!
      i just cNT DWl ith that!
      Why are we not hit with this kind of BLATANT intrusion in our privacy by all those Apple knocked as the ones dont not caring about our privacy ? YET here we are with Apple saying that every Apple product u buy…. there will be a POLICE in there..!
      S0 freaking creepy!
      I am researching my way out of Apple ecosys sys… something i invested in foe decades.. and alos invested in Stocks as i believed their privacy mantra !
      Those MO -FOS just in a matter of two months.. stumped on my 18 years of belief and inestment!
      No way you are going to sell me house with a permanent police inside!
      FU…. Ill be out first chance i get..

Reader Feedback

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.