I just got the update on my phone. It was weird it made me download an updater app then brought me through the steps to update like normal.. I was nervous at first it was a virus or something. Lets hope it fixes a few things guys. Go download!
Read receipts have been on the iPhone for a long time. Not just with this update. It's an optional setting though in Settings.It looks receipts from iMessages are a tad more specific. Whereas before you would only see "Delivered," now you see "Read hh:mm." Also, based on my experience, this seems to work even when the recipient of your text message has updated to iOS 6.0.1 and you're still on 6.0.
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You'll notice that the accuracy of the timestamps may not be 100% reliable. This person read my iMessage at 3:38PM, and I received their reply at 3:37PM.
This isn't a bug; it's by design to save battery life. If you want it to stay connected in sleep mode, you have to have it plugged into power....I was hoping that the bug fixes would address my iPod touch 4th gen's inability to stay to connected to wifi while it's in sleep mode.
So when I see "Delivered" after I send an iMessage, it means the person does not have Read Receipts on, but when I see "Read hh:mm," it means that person has "Send Read Receipts" set to on?Read receipts have been on the iPhone for a long time. Not just with this update. It's an optional setting though in Settings.
No it is not by design ever since iOS 3 or 4 and definitely with iOS 5 it did not do this. I have had iPod touches since the 2nd gen and I distinctly remember when having the wifi on in the background changed the way I used my iPod because I could rely on it for email notifications and news notifications and with iOS 5 iMessage and Facetime notifications. But now I can't rely it on it. So no it's not a battery saving feature, I have had the wifi stay on in the background when asleep for years and if you google it others are having the same the problem as myself.This isn't a bug; it's by design to save battery life. If you want it to stay connected in sleep mode, you have to have it plugged into power.