One of the most striking features of iOS 16 may not be compatible with older iPhones
An issue has been discovered in iOS 16 that affects how a feature works on phones that are several years old.
Apple introduced or, rather, announced iOS 16 just a few weeks ago. This new version of its mobile operating system is not yet available to everyone, but several of the improvements with which it would reach the market have already been revealed. The new features have surprised many.
And, it is that, this new version of iOS would arrive with several functionalities that have been claimed by users for years. Apple, as always, has been slow to listen to the requests, but finally it would have done so. Among the new features would be the ability to edit messages sent in iMessage.
Yes, the logical thing would be to think that the application should be responsible for this and not the entire operating system. But we already know how Apple works and, above all, the way in which the news, updates and features depend entirely on the version of the mobile operating system that, logically, is iOS.
This novelty, which will arrive officially in a couple of months, can already be tested on the mobile phones of those people who have ventured to install the beta version of the application. To the surprise of many, especially for those users with mobiles with several years behind them, the feature does not work correctly.
In fact, it’s not just that it doesn’t work correctly, it directly contradicts the operation or, rather, the intention of editing a message. What happens in the iMessages chat is the following: when you edit a message that has already been sent, the chat sends another message with the edited text and, therefore, you can see two almost identical messages.
The worst of all is that this second message would arrive with the indication that it would have been edited and, therefore, there would be no way to hide the fact that it is a message that has been transcribed to express what was not able to be said at first. Also, to make matters worse, the first message could not be deleted.
It has been seen that this error is prevalent on 2017 devices as is the case with the iPhone 8 and, therefore, it is not something that happens in the company’s most modern terminals. Yes indeed, It is still an indication that when the final version of iOS comes out, this feature may be limited or eliminated on these mobile devices..