Apple Planning to Drop iOS 15 Support for Three of its Most Popular Models Including iPhone 6S

Every year, before the launch of a new iPhone model, different kinds of rumors about what one could .....

Apple Planning to Drop iOS 15 Support for Three of its Most Popular Models Including iPhone 6S

Every year, before the launch of a new iPhone model, different kinds of rumors about what one could expect from it start spreading rapidly. A while back, there were reports about the upcoming iPhone 13 featuring enhanced cameras and a design that is similar to the last released model. There has also been news about the next-generation phone having an in-screen Touch ID and being launched under the name ‘iPhone 12S’. Apple got rid of the biometric sensor in the year 2017 but if reports are to be believed, it is all set to make a comeback with the new model.

While there is no confirmation on the aforementioned information so far, here is a piece of news that could take a lot of Apple fans by surprise. Reportedly, the global tech giant is planning to drop iOS support for as many as three of its models. And, all these are very popular models.

To be fair, this information might not have come as a huge surprise for those who know that iOS 13 dropped the compatibility of its predecessor for the iPhone 5S that was released in 2015 and two models that came out in 2014 – iPhone 6 and 6 Plus. Then, iOS 14 pledged its support to every handset that was promoted by iOS 13 in 2019.

The bad news is that it is almost certain that all three mobile devices launched by Apple in the year 2016 will not receive software support. Along with the first-generation iPhone SE, the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus also run on the A9 chipset which is fairly outdated.

Following is a list of iPhone models that either exist at the moment or will be launched in the future and are expected to be compatible with iOS 15. Incidentally, these are the handsets that will be receiving the next big update by Apple.

  • iPhone 13 mini
  • iPhone 13
  • iPhone 13 Pro
  • iPhone 13 Pro Max
  • 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 XS Max
  • iPhone XS
  • Phone XR
  • iPhone X
  • iPhone 8 Plus
  • iPhone 8
  • iPhone 7 Plus
  • iPhone 7

At the moment, there is no confirmation on whether the upcoming iPhone 13 series will be launched under this name and offer as many as four different variants. Whether the news about the upcoming model being called iPhone 12s is true or not is something time will tell.

There is a murmur about something else too. It is being said that the next-generation iPad will have similar software support. Some of the iPad models will continue to run on iPadOS 14 until iPadOS 15 arrives by the end of this year.

Unlike the OG iPhone SE, 6s, and 6s Plus, Apple devices like iPad mini 4, iPad Air 2, and fifth-generation iPad neither have the same processor or launch date. Following is a list of the existing iPad models that are expected to run on iPadOS 15 eventually.

  • iPad Air 3
  • iPad Air 4
  • iPad 6
  • iPad 7
  • iPad 8
  • iPad mini 5
  • iPad Pro (1st generation)
  • iPad Pro (2nd Gen)
  • iPad Pro (3rd Gen)
  • iPad Pro (2020)

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