Here are all the features coming to only a few iPhones with iOS 16 later this fall: Live Text in videos: Text is now completely interactive in paused video frames, so you can use functions like copy and paste, lookup, and Translate. This feature works in Photos, Quick Look, Safari, and other apps. Quick actions in Live Text: Data detected in photos and videos is actionable with a single tap. Track flights or shipments, translate foreign languages, and convert currencies.
Discover Siri capabilities and apps: Open an app and ask, “Hey Siri, what can I do here?” or you can inquire about a specific app by saying, for example, “Hey Siri, what can I do with iRobot?” This feature is available in German (Germany), English (Australia, Canada, India, UK, US), Spanish (Mexico, Spain, U.S.), French (France), Japanese (Japan), Mandarin Chinese (China mainland), and Cantonese (Hong Kong).
Image search in more apps: With iOS 16, Spotlight uses information from images in Messages, Notes, and Files to enable searching by locations, people, scenes, or even things in the images, like text, a dog, etc. Visual Look Up improvements: Lift the subject from an image or isolate the subject by removing the background. This works in Photos, Screenshot, Quick Look, Safari, and more. New domains for Visual Look Up: Visual Loop Up adds recognition of birds, insects, and statues.
All-new Dictation experience: You can move fluidly between voice and touch in iOS 16. Type with the keyboard, tap in the text field, move the cursor, and insert QuickType suggestions, all without needing to stop Dictation. Add medications using your iPhone camera: You can quickly add medications by using your iPhone XR/XS camera in iOS 16. Simply position the medication label in the frame and you’ll see results for medication name, strength, and form.
The iPhone 8, iPhone X, and subsequent models will be supported with iOS 16. However, older iPhones won’t have access to all features. In light of the fact that the public beta of this future operating system is already accessible, 9to5Mac gathered all the features that would at the very least require an iPhone XR, iPhone XS, or newer. A12 Bionic chip-equipped iPhones, including the iPhone XR, iPhone XS, iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone SE (2nd gen), iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro, iPhone 13, iPhone 13 Pro, and iPhone SE, will be the only ones to be able to use certain functionalities (3rd gen).
New languages for Live Text: With iOS 16, Live Text recognizes Japanese, Korean, and Ukrainian text. Emoji in texts: Preview during the WWDC 2022 keynote, you can insert emoji when sending messages with Siri. It’s available in Cantonese (Hong Kong), English (Australia, Canada, India, UK, US), French (France), German (Germany), Japanese (Japan), Mandarin Chinese (China mainland, Taiwan), and Spanish (Mexico, Spain, US).
Astronomy wallpaper: With iOS 16 beta 2, Apple made available the Astronomy wallpapers for iPhone XR and iPhone XS users. Previously, it would only work with A13 compatible devices.Live Captions: Transcriptions are generated automatically in real-time for users who are deaf or hard of hearing so they can follow along more easily with conversations, audio, and video. Requires an iPhone 11, iPad with A12 Bionic chip, or Mac with Apple silicon. Only available in English (Canada, US).