I suggest making and adding it as a synonym of .

already contains , , , , , and .

Since iOS 16 got released in the end of 2022, I think it's time to create that tag and link it to .

I have seen a lot of questions about iPhone that were updated to iOS 16 or more and had problems.

I think this could be quite helpful to differenciate between iOS versions. Also, there are tags for every iOS versions since iOS 12, why could we not add ?

PS: Why is there and ? One of them should be removed don't you think?

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    Synonyms are just pointers, you can never set ios-16 as a tag itself, will always end up as ios (try with recovery-mode:-)). So having version specific tags will not help to differenciate anything. I rather wonder whether we should get rid of the version synonyms (I also wonder why we made recovery-mode a synonym for ios, but that's most likely a different story).
    – nohillside Mod
    Commented Mar 25, 2023 at 15:46
  • @nohillside Yes, that's what I noticed but I thought about following the trend of adding synonyms for different versions.
    – Thinkr
    Commented Mar 25, 2023 at 15:50

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Just keep in mind that tags should be created if they provide significant benefits in finding relevant topics (we are not a library so having a nice tag structure has not a lot of value). iOS version tags got created sometimes when a new version was released with significant differences to the previous one, and helped to group questions related to the new version. After a while we tended to turn them into synonyms.

The fact that nobody considered a ios-16 tag to be necessary so far is IMHO rather an indicator that ios is good enough.


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