A new report suggests that the next update to Apple’s mobile operating system, iOS 15, could eliminate support for older devices like the original iPhone SE, iPhone 6s, and iPhone 6s Plus.
All the three aforementioned devices to lose iOS compatibility are at least four years old. The original iPhone SE was released in March 2016, while the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus were both released in September 2015.
Apple might be looking to drop support for iPhone 6s and the original iPhone SE with iOS 15 next year
The report was brought forth by the French site iPhoneSoft. They also say that a number of iPads might no longer be supported by iOS 15. Below is a list of devices that might get left behind:
- iPhone 6s (2015)
- iPhone 6s Plus (2015)
- iPhone SE (2016)
- iPhone mini 4 (2015)
- iPad Air 2 (2014)
- iPad 5 (2017)
According to iPhoneSoft, the full list of iPhone devices that will be compatible with iOS 15 are:
- iPhone 12 mini
- iPhone 12
- iPhone 12 Pro
- iPhone 12 Pro Max
- iPhone SE (2020)
- iPhone 11
- iPhone 11 Pro
- iPhone 11 Pro Max
- iPhone X
- iPhone XS
- iPhone XR
- iPhone XS Max
- iPhone 8
- iPhone 8 Plus
- iPhone 7
- iPhone 7 Plus
In other words, iOS 15 will run on iPhone 7 and all the newer iPhones that have been released since then, allowing it to be compatible with devices that have an A10 or newer chip. The seventh-generation iPod touch has an A10 chip, so it should be able to run iOS 15 just fine.
With the second-gen iPhone SE and iPhone 12 mini, the Cupertino tech giant now sells two modern devices that match the appearance or size of iPhone 6s. The second-gen iPhone SE is more identical to the iPhone 6s in terms of design, the only difference being that it carries the A13 processor inside.
Rumors of Apple dropping support for iPhone 6s and iPhone SE with iOS 15 were heard in November as well. The last time Apple updated the list of supported devices was with its iOS 13 update, which removed support for the sixth-gen iPod touch, iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, first-gen iPad Air, and third-gen iPad mini.
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