Apple announced at its annual Worldwide Developer Conference, California, that iPhone users will be able to edit or retrieve text messages when the new software is released later this year.
Apple users who want to edit a text message after it has been sent will be able to do so – or even fully recall it – when the next version of its i phone the software will be released later this year, the company announced.
The Messages app update was one of dozen confirmed by the company at the annual Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) event in California.
The electronics giant has announced a new redesigned MacBook Air laptop and a new MacBook Pro, both of which will house the second generation of Apples computer chip of its own construction, the M2, which the company says significantly increases power and performance.
WWDC is used annually to preview new software releases that power Apple’s most popular devices: iPhone, Apple Watch, iPad, and Mac computers.
iOS 16, the next version of Apple’s software to power the iPhone, will also include a redesigned lock screen that users can customize more extensively with different fonts, photo filters and interactive notifications.
Updating messages will allow users to recall a message for up to 15 minutes after sending it, the company said.
The software will also include an Apple Pay update called Apple Pay Later, which the company says will allow users to split the cost of an Apple Pay purchase into four payments over six weeks with no additional interest or fees to pay, which is introduced. in the United States only at the beginning.
Among other noteworthy announcements at the event was a new personal security tool called security check, which will allow users to review and restore their account and data access granted to others, including location sharing. , if they are leaving an abusive relationship.
The tech giant also shared more details about its previously confirmed plans to move away from typed passwords by announcing a new feature called passkey, which will replace typing a password with authenticating via a fingerprint or face scan when logging in. your Apple device.
But despite strong rumors suggesting that the company’s first augmented reality headset could be previewed, the technology or any similar device was not mentioned during the keynote.
Apple CEO Tim Cook said he was “confident” that “the company’s incredible products and innovative platforms will inspire developers to do the best job of their lives.”
Ru Bhikha, mobile expert at Uswitch.com, said: “The release of iOS 16 promises the ability to customize the phone’s lock screen to an incredible degree, allowing users to change every aspect of the appearance of their screen.
“Allowing users to have different lock screens for different purposes such as work or personal is an interesting idea and brings out notifications appropriate to the current setting.
“Introducing the ability to edit and delete messages you just sent could be a godsend, especially for those times when you’ve sent your boss a message intended for your partner, taking a page from Slack’s playbook.
“Apple Pay Later is a timely wallet update in the midst of the cost of living crisis and will allow users to spread large purchases across four smaller interest-free payments.”