Apple Might Finally Stop Supporting The iPhone 6S in 2022

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Apple could lastly be dropping a few of its oldest supported iPhones with the subsequent iOS launch. This report comes from the French publication iPhoneSoft, which precisely predicted the iOS 13 and iOS 14 street maps.

Apple has been praised for supporting its iPhones for an exceedingly lengthy time period with full updates, and that has led to spectacular situations just like the iPhone 6S and iPhone 7 being up to date to iOS 15 final 12 months. Granted, they couldn’t benefit from a number of hardware-enabled options, however they weren’t quickly outdated both.

The iPhone 6S, 6S Plus, and SE have been launched in 2016. If this report pans out, they might have been supported for greater than half a decade. That is longer than any Android telephone — even the not too long ago launched Google Pixel 6 solely goes so far as three working system updates, whereas the 2018 Pixel three has gotten its final Android replace with Android 12. Would it not be doable for Apple to hypothetically squeeze yet one more 12 months from these gadgets? Most likely. Would it not be value it? Unlikely. With gradual processors, batteries that will be effectively previous their prime, and legacy {hardware} like 3D Contact, it’s extra bother than it’s value.

Except for the iPhones, Apple can be stated to be dropping the iPad 5, iPad Air 2, iPad mini 4, and the 2015 iPad Professional with the arrival of iPad OS 16. These are additionally comparatively outdated gadgets which have been supported for a few years. Very similar to with the iPhones, the outdated {hardware} probably has reached the restrict of its capabilities.

Aside from {hardware}, there’s no different information on what’s coming with iOS 16. Whereas iOS 15 was a refining replace, including in issues like focus modes and bettering the notification heart, iOS 16 could possibly be larger and extra bombastic, with the iPhone 14 rumored to have a dramatic visible overhaul. However we’ll have to attend till spring 2022 to know extra.

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