My wife just upgraded to iOS 16.5 and now Voiceover pronounces "pause equals seven one one" on every icon as she navigates. As she goes from icon to icon it says the name of the icon like it should, then adds "pause equals seven one one". I am also at 16.5, I turned Voiceover on and it does not do that for me. We both have iPhone 12s. I told her this sounds like a debug statement that some Apple developer left in, except it does not do that for me.
Anyone else experience this or can make any sense out of it ?
My wife's experience is that Voiceover support is deteriorating over time. It isn't nearly as stable or usable as it used to be.