Millions of iPhone users are being issued a new warning as they may lose dozens of features.
Apple unveiled iOS 16 earlier this month with a redesigned lock screen and the ability to unsend texts, among other features.
However, the new iOS will lose support for five older iPhone models, which isn’t a huge surprise because older iOS versions – from 13 to 15 – are still supported on older models.
But the new features that come with iOS 16 won’t be supported on every phone, which means if you want to be up to date, you’ll at least need an iPhone XS.
According to 9to5Mac, the features Apple rolled out for iOS 16 will only work on iPhones with an A12 Bionic chip or later.
The chip first appeared on the iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and iPhone XR.
The iPhone 8 and iPhone X will get iOS 16 support, but since they both have an A11 chip, they won’t be able to access some key features.
iOS 16 features that will be available for iPhone XS and later models include:
- Multilayer photo effect
- Live text in videos
- Quick Actions in Live Text
- New languages for direct text
- emojis in texts
- New dictation experience
- Emoji support in dictation
- New Siri capabilities
- Expanded offline support for Siri
If you have an iPhone 11 or later, you’ll have all of the above features, plus live captions for people who are deaf or hard of hearing in FaceTime.
For those who have the iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro, you’ll also have a detection mode in the magnifier for richer descriptions of your surroundings and door detection in the magnifier.
And if you have the latest iPhone models, including iPhone 13 and above, you’ll get front blue in portrait mode and improved quality while recording in cinematic mode.
All users will have a different experience depending on the age of their model.
Even if the latest software update is downloaded, you won’t be able to use all the features unless you have at least an iPhone 13.