Apple announced at its annual Worldwide Developer Conference in California that iPhone users will be able to edit or retrieve text messages when new software is released later this year
Apple users who want to change a text message after it’s sent will be able to do so – or even recall it entirely – when the next version of their iPhone software is released later this year, the company has announced.
The Messages app update was one of dozens the company confirmed at its annual Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) event in California.
The electronics giant announced a new, redesigned MacBook Air laptop and a new MacBook Pro, both of which would house the second generation of Apple’s homebuilt computing chip, the M2, which the company says will dramatically increase power and performance.
WWDC is used each year to preview new versions of software that support Apple’s most popular devices – the iPhone, Apple Watch, iPad and Mac computers.
iOS 16, the next version of Apple’s software for the iPhone, will also feature a redesigned lock screen that users can customize more fully with different fonts, photo filters, and interactive notifications.
The message update allows users to retrieve a message up to 15 minutes after it’s sent, the company said.
The software will also include an update to Apple Pay called Apple Pay Later, which the company says would allow users to split the cost of an Apple Pay purchase into four payments spread over six weeks with no interest or additional payments Fees to be paid are initially introduced only in the US.
Among the other notable announcements at the event was a new personal security tool called Security Check, which allows users to review account and data access granted to others, including location sharing, and reset it when they leave an abusive relationship.
The tech giant also shared further details on its previously confirmed plans to move away from typed passwords by announcing a new feature called Passkeys, which will simplify typing a password through authentication through either a fingerprint or face scan when logging in to its Apple device will replace .
But despite strong rumors suggesting the company’s first augmented reality headset could be previewed, there was no mention of the technology or any such device 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 work of their lives.”
Ru Bhikha, Cell Phone Expert at Uswitch.com, said: “The release of iOS 16 promises the ability to customize the phone’s lock screen to an incredible extent, allowing users to change every aspect of their screen’s look.
“Allowing users to have different lock screens for different purposes like work or personal is an interesting idea and highlights notifications that are appropriate for the current setting.
“The introduction of the ability to edit and delete messages just sent could be a godsend, especially in those cases where you’ve sent your boss a text intended for your partner – taking a page out of the Slack playbook .
“A timely update to the wallet amid the cost of living crisis, Apple Pay Later will allow users to split large purchases into four smaller interest-free payments.”
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