iOS 16 will be released for iPhone 8 and later tonight, but it seems that all the features the latest iOS version offers won’t be available for all supported iPhone models. According to a report, some iOS 16 features will be available for iPhone XS and later, powered by Apple’s A12 Bionic chip or later. While the exact reason for this is unknown, it is possible that some features require more processing power than the A11 Bionic chip provides.
According to one report by 9to5Mac, a few iOS 16 features will only be available for iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, iPhone XR, iPhone SE (2020), iPhone SE (2022), iPhone 12″, iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12 Proand iPhone 12 Pro Max, iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone 11 Pro Max, iPhone 13″, iPhone 13 mini, iPhone 13 Proand iPhone 13 Pro Maxand just released iPhone 14″, iPhone 14 Plus, iPhone 14 Proand iPhone 14 Pro Max. It also mentions that some iOS 16 features are further restricted to recent models, such as the iPhone 13 and iPhone 14 series.
Some of the features available for all the phones mentioned above include Live Text in Video that works in Photos, Quick Look, Safari and others. There are quick actions in Live Text, new languages for Live Text, emojis in text that can be inserted when sending messages with Siri, and Image Lookup improvements
iOS 16 features that will be available for iPhone 11 and later include Live Captions, which are only available in English (US) and English (Canada). Additionally, an iOS 16 feature exclusive to iPhone 13 models is foreground blur in portraits and improved quality when shooting in Cinema Mode.
Finally, some iOS 16 features are exclusive to iPhone 14 models. The first is Cinema Mode at 4K, which can now record 4K video at 24fps as well as 4K at 30. fps. There’s also a new Action Mode that significantly reduces vibrations, movements, and vibrations using the iPhone 14 series’ sensors.