All the new features your older Apple products won’t get

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When it comes to software support, it’s hard to beat Apple. The company keeps updating older devices years after their initial release, to the point where it stings when you six-annualold iPhone 7 not eligible for iOS 16† The company may be generous with its software updates, but that doesn’t mean it’s bringing all of its new features to all devices. If you’re rocking some older Apple hardware, you might be missing out on some of the best new features coming this fall.

iOS 16 and iPadOS 16

The good news is that anyone will have the ability to edit and delete posts. Relief! However, there are many features that are not available on Apple’s oldest iOS 16 and iPadOS 16 devices. For example, if you have an iPhone 8 or an iPad (7th generation), you’re missing out on a lot of features. However, there’s also a handful of features that Apple has left out on newer devices, meaning you’ll need to get the best of the bunch to take advantage of everything new here.

A12 Bionic iPhones and iPads and newer

Think iPhone XS, XR and newer, as well as iPad Air (3rd generation), iPad Mini (5th generation), and iPad (8th generation) and newer.

  • Continuity Camera: TWith its new feature, you can use your iPhone as your Mac’s webcam and/or microphone. The process is completely wireless and requires no installation. In addition, you can take advantage of portrait mode (iPhone only).
  • Add medicine to the Health app with your camera: YesYou can scan drugs with your iPhone’s camera to add them to the Health app, with information such as the drug’s name, strength, and form (iPhone only).
  • Live text in videos: WWhen you pause a video in iOS 16, any text in the frame is interactive. Live Text is already exclusive to A12 Bionic and newer.
  • Live Text Quick Actions: Ssimilarly, another new Live Text feature lets you interact with data in a photo or video with one tap.
  • Lift the subject from the background of a photo: PPress and hold the subject of a photo to lift the crop out of the image. You can place this new image in another source.
  • Insert emoji when texting with Siri: YesYou can now add an emoji when creating a text with Siri.
  • End a call with Siri: YesYou can now say “Hey Siri, hang up the call” to end a phone call.
  • Ask Siri what you can do: AAsk Siri what you can do in an app, and the assistant will tell you about your options, as well as various Siri commands available.
  • Extensive offline support for Siri: Mor Siri requests are processed on the device with no internet connection.
  • Renewed Dictation: WWith iOS 16, Dictation doesn’t block the keyboard, so you can quickly switch between voice typing and on-screen typing.
  • New topics for visual searchVisual Lookup has previously helped you identify animals, plants, and landmarks. Now Apple has added birds, insects, and statues to the list.
  • Spotlight finds images in more apps: Spotlight now looks at images in Messages, Notes, and Files to help you find more specific searches.

iPhone 11, A12 Bionic iPads and newer

These features do not work on A12 Bionic iPhones, so the iPhone 11 is the latest Apple smartphone to be compatible with it. However, your A12 Bionic iPad will work here (with two exceptions).

  • Central with continuity camera: Whi iPhones older than 11 can use continuity camera, only 11 and newer can take advantage Central stagethanks to the ultra-wide-angle camera on these iPhones (iPhone only).
  • Desk view with continuity camera: Using your iPhone’s ultra-wide camera, you can show your desk from a bird’s eye view while showing your face at the same time (iPhone only).
  • Live Transcriptions: YesYou can choose to see live captions on the screen during calls, audio playback, or while watching video.
  • Live Subtitles in FaceTime: Ssimilarly, there is now an option to automatically transcribe live captions during a FaceTime video call, with speaker attribution.

iPhone 12 and later

There is one feature that applies to iPhone 12 and newer:

  • Studio lamp with continuity camera: DDuring video calls, Studio Light illuminates your face while the background is dimmed.

iPhone 12 Pro, iPhone 13 Pro, A12Z iPads and newer

Apple’s iPhone 12 Pro and 13 Pro — plus their Max variants — can use these two features, as can A12Z iPads and newer (think iPad Pro 11-inch (2nd generation) and iPad Pro 12.9-inch (4th generation)). for this) .

  • Detection Mode in Magnifier: YesYou can see detailed descriptions of doors, people, and images when using Magnifier.
  • Door detection in magnifying glass: Apple specifically emphasizes Door Detection and how to find a door, read signs and labels around the door, and see instructions on how to open the door.

iPhone 13 and 13 Pro

Only the iPhone 13 series can use these two iOS 16 features:

  • Blurred foreground in portrait mode: LIn addition to blurring the background in portrait mode, you can now blur parts of the foreground.
  • Movie mode quality has been improved: YesYou’ll notice that the depth of field effect in Movie mode is more accurate around close-ups, as well as the edges of hair and glasses.

M1 iPads

Apple’s 11-inch iPad Pro, 12.9-inch iPad Pro and iPad Air with the M1 chip can take advantage of these two professional features:

  • Stage manager: Apple brings macOS Ventura’s new Stage Manager feature to M1 iPads, introducing true window multitasking on iPad for the first time.
  • Switch virtual memory: YesOur iPad’s storage can be used to increase the total amount of RAM while using intensive apps, up to 16 GB in total (M1 iPad Air requires a minimum of 256 GB).

iPad Pro 12.9-inch (M1)

If you have Apple’s first and most expensive tablet, you can only use this unique feature:

  • Reference mode:: YesYou can use your iPad to provide reference color for video production (as long as you have an Apple silicone Mac).

macOS Ventura

Luckily for Mac owners, there aren’t too many restrictions here. If your Mac is compatible with macOS Ventura, you probably have access to almost every feature. However, there are a few that are only available on Apple silicon (M1 and newer):

  • Live Transcriptions: YesYou can choose to see live captions on the screen during calls, audio playback, or while watching video.
  • Live Subtitles in FaceTime: Ssimilarly, there is now an option to automatically transcribe live captions during a FaceTime video call, with speaker attribution.
  • Insert emoji when texting with Siri: YesYou can now add an emoji when creating a text with Siri.
  • Reference mode:: YesYou can pair your 12.9-inch M1 iPad Pro with your Mac to provide reference color for video production.

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