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Apple Music Voice Plan launching in iOS 15.2 for $4.99/month

By Sanuj Bhatia December 8, 2021, 5:45 am
apple music voice plan iOS 15.2 Source: Apple

Apple seeded the final release candidate of iOS 15.2 to the developers and the public beta testers yesterday. The new version will (most likely) be available to the public next week. But since this is the RC version of iOS 15.2, Apple has shipped all the new features that will be available with the stable version. The new version of iOS 15 brings new privacy settings, updates to messaging, Siri, search, and more. Here's everything you need to know.

One of the most interesting changes coming with iOS 15.2 is the new Apple Music Voice Plan. The new Apple Music tier Apple announced in October will finally be available with the new version of iOS 15. For those of you who don't know, Apple Music Voice Plan will allow users to access the full music of Apple Music but only through Siri. While the standard version of Apple Music costs $9.99 per month, the Apple Music Voice Plan will cost the users only $4.99 per month. And now, the lower-priced tier will finally be available with iOS 15.2.

For those wondering what other changes iOS 15.2 will bring to the iPhone, here is the full changelog from Apple:

iOS 15.2 Changelog

Apple Music Voice Plan

  • Apple Music Voice Plan is a new subscription tier that gives you access to all songs, playlists, and stations in Apple Music using Siri
  • Just Ask Siri suggests music based on your listening history and likes or dislikes
  • Play it Again lets you access a list of your recently played music

Privacy

  • App Privacy Report in Settings lets you see how often apps have accessed your location, photos, camera, microphone, contacts and more during the last seven days, as well as their network activity

Messages

  • Communication safety setting gives parents the ability to enable warnings for children when they receive or send photos that contain nudity
  • Safety warnings contain helpful resources for children when they receive photos that contain nudity

Siri and Search

  • Expanded guidance in Siri, Spotlight, and Safari Search to help children and parents stay safe online and get help with unsafe situations

Apple ID

  • Digital Legacy allows you to designate people as Legacy Contacts so they can access your iCloud account and personal information in the event of your death

Camera

  • Macro photo control for switching to the Ultra Wide lens to capture macro photos and videos can be enabled in Settings on iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max

TV app

  • Store tab lets you browse, buy, and rent movies and TV Shows all in one place

CarPlay

  • Enhanced city map in Apple Maps with road details like turn lanes, medians, bike lanes, and pedestrian crosswalks for supported cities

This release also includes the following enhancements 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 iPhone for up to five hours when in Power Reserve
  • Stocks allows you to view the currency for a ticker and see year-to-date performance when viewing charts
  • Reminders and Notes now allow you to delete or rename tags

This release also includes bug fixes for your iPhone:

  • Siri may not respond while VoiceOver is running and iPhone is locked
  • ProRAW photos may appear overexposed when viewing in third-party photo editing apps
  • HomeKit scenes that include a garage door may not run from CarPlay when your 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

Via: 9to5Mac 1, 9to5Mac 2

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