Live Photos received on an iPhone 6 Plus

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  1. sk1wbw Suspended

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    Anyone try this yet? They will work. You just touch the photo and it starts playing. Haven't seen this posted yet so my deepest, most humblest apologies if everyone already knows this.
     
  2. sam3020 macrumors 6502a

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    sweet. I was wondering if this works. Anyone tried this with a 5?
     
  3. coney718 macrumors regular

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    Does the person receiving also need iOS 9? I sent one to my sister who is on 8.4 and it didnt work.
     
  4. EM2013 macrumors 65816

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    Yes they need iOS 9 to be able to receive them.
     
  5. sk1wbw thread starter Suspended

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    And I just checked it on iMessages on Yosemite. It didn't work.
     
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    You need El Capitan for it to work on OS X.
     
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    Just tried a couple on my Mac Mini running El Captain GM, not working. Not sure the GM needs updating or it only works on the new MacBooks with the force touch trackpads.

    Live Photos work on my iPad Air 2 on 9.0.1.
     
  9. Electrics macrumors member

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    Will Live Photo ever work with Photos on a Mac computer? I would think it should.
     
  10. Electrics macrumors member

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    How did you get it to work?

    Oh, maybe I didn't update to 9.0.1 yet, I'll try it.
     
  11. sk1wbw thread starter Suspended

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    Sorry, dammit I have El Capitan. Still it didn't work in iMessages. I must be damned tired.
     
  12. madsci954 macrumors 68030

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    Press on hold on the screen like you would the 6s/6s Plus
     
  13. AlliFlowers Contributor

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    Sent a few live photos to my daughter this afternoon. She has an iPhone 5 on 9.0.1, and was able to view them just fine.

    In El Cap, you can view them in the photos app, but not iMessage. There is a spot to hover your cursor over to get them to play.
     
  14. GrumpyTrucker macrumors 6502a

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    I wonder if that will change with the final version maybe. Seems an odd omission for them. But, it does seem that they're angling it for Photos use. It looks like you can't even copy the Live photo to another location out of Photos, since it only copies the JPG.
     
  15. sk1wbw thread starter Suspended

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    Ah, I didn't think of that. Good call!
     
  16. AlliFlowers Contributor

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    You also can't crop a live photo without losing the live part. HOWEVER, if you use one as your lock screen wallpaper, you can zoom to where you want and it still works fine.
     
  17. GrumpyTrucker macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah, apparently right now you can't edit one in any way I read. Maybe that's iOS 9.2 if we get that far before iOS 10 comes along
     
  18. Gregintosh macrumors 68000

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    In other words, 3D Touch was completely unnecessary for Live Photos. Also, no reason why they couldn't roll it out to all iPhones since it's purely a software feature.

    It's an artificial constraint that you need the 6S to take one since without it there'd be very little reason to upgrade. Reminds me of how Siri was only doable on the 4S even though some Jailbreakers got it to work on older devices just fine.
     
  19. GrumpyTrucker macrumors 6502a

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    As far as taking the Live Photos goes, maybe it's something to do with the new CPU and 2GB RAM. I guess it's possible that the processing could adversely affect performance of earlier models and Apple are all about the experience. Or it could be as you say, just to push the new phones. We'll see what the jailbreak community brings. If they can get it working with no issues then you're probably right. :)
     
  20. bigcstyle4 macrumors 6502

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    It's about as impossible as MMS on the original iPhone and Siri on the iPhone 4.

    Yes, it's to push new phones.
     
  21. stanw macrumors 6502a

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    It simply will not work for me on a 6S+ and a friend on a 6S. They photos are live on our phones, though after using messages or email to share them they will not work. I am using e most recent iOS update. When viewing Live Photos in the gallery they seem to move a bit on their own to indicate they are live, though the ones sent from my friend do not...
     
  22. sk1wbw thread starter Suspended

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    The whole MMS issue was with ATT Wireless, not with Apple.
     
  23. bigcstyle4 macrumors 6502

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    Yes, I remember the delay for newer phones was due to AT&T. I'm talking about how the original iPhone was left out altogether for the same reasons that Live Photos are left out of the 6.

    http://www.imore.com/1st-generation-iphone-owners-mms
     

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