Apple Music Sing karaoke mode does not support some iPhone and iPad models even if they are running the iOS 16.2 update.
And as such, some older iPhones and iPads are missing out on the new sing-along feature on the music streaming service.
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Apple Music Sing Karaoke Mode Only Supports Newer iPhones, iPads
As per the latest report by Wired, the iPhone maker announced that Apple Music Sing is bringing a karaoke feature to the music streaming service.
Subscribers of Apple Music can sing along to popular songs once the new feature rolls out. The upcoming iOS 16.2 is bringing it to newer iPhones and iPads. The karaoke mode is also coming to the 4K Apple TV.
While its close rival Spotify offers a lyrics feature, it does not work like how karaoke lets users sing along. Apple Music and other services like YouTube music also have lyrics offerings. But it is not karaoke style.
Apple Music Sing will arrive once iOS 16.2 rolls out. However, it only supports the newer iPhone and iPad releases.
But why? According to a recent story by 9to5 Mac, the new karaoke feature requires at least an A13 Bionic chip to run. Given that, it works on the iPhone 11 and newer models.
The iPhone 11 series, including the standard iPhone 11, the iPhone 11 Pro, and the iPhone 11 Pro Max, supports the upcoming Apple Music Sing.
The same goes for the iPhone 12 lineup and the iPhone 13 series. The latest flagship offering of Apple, including the iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Plus, iPhone 14 Pro, and the iPhone 14 Pro Max, could also run the new karaoke mode.
On top of these flagship models, a single-budget iPhone made it to the list. After all, the iPhone SE 2022 rocks the A15 Bionic chip.
For the tablets, the feature works on iPad 9, iPad 10, iPad mini 6, iPad Air 4, iPad 5, M1 iPad Pro, and the M2 iPad Pro.
These iPhones and iPads Miss Out on the New Feature
On the other hand, older iPhones, such as the iPhone X series and XS lineup, do not support the new feature.
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Essentially, devices older than the iPhone 11 are missing out on the Apple Music Sing. It automatically means that if you are still holding on to the iPhone 6s, you are out of luck. Perhaps it is time to upgrade.
9to5 Mac notes in its report that the second-generation iPhone SE sports the A13 chip. But despite that, the new sing-along feature does not support this budget device.