iPhone is imessage in IOS8 compatible with older phones on IOS5

Discussion in 'iOS 8' started by ByteHawk, Sep 17, 2014.

  1. ByteHawk macrumors newbie

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    #1
    My wife has an Iphone 3GS and is still on IOS5

    Apple has signifacantly improved Imessage in IOS8, I would love to know if we can still send text and photos between IOS5 and IOS8 devices.
     
  2. FrozenInferno macrumors regular

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    I can't see why not, but she wouldn't be able to receive the new things like voice messages and stuff like that.
     
  3. Glassed Silver macrumors 68020

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    Well you can send audio files to any iMessage user, it will appear as an attachment to click on.
    For example: Use your Mac to send a song to a buddy -> works!

    So it will likely send as attachment without getting the improved inline player view.

    That being said, I also think that it should still be compatible in general.

    Glassed Silver:mac
     
  4. dhlizard macrumors G4

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    All that is required for iMessage is two iPhones - so the answer is yes
     
  5. ByteHawk thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks,

    I can upgrade without expecting any problems then.

    You just made my day !
     

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