iOS 15 may drop support for certain older Apple products
22nd January, 2021 at 9:12 pm by Kenneth
- For iPhones, Apple is said to be cutting support for iPhones with the A9 chip and older.
- When it comes to iPads, three models are allegedly being removed from this year’s upgrade cycle.
- It is worth mentioning that some of these devices have been on the market for almost 6 years.
- Finally, The Verifier also claims the new version of iOS will be available on September 15.
We’ve been hearing rumors about it since WWDC20, but now new information from The Verifier says iOS 15 will drop support for a range of Apple devices.
When it comes to iPhones, the publication said Apple will cut support to iPhones with the A9 chip and older — meaning that the iPhone 6s, 6s Plus, and the first generation of iPhone SE will not be compatible with the newest version of iOS in 2021. When it comes to iPads, iPhoneSoft said that there will be three iPads that will not support iPadOS 15 later this year. Those iPads are expected to be iPad Air 2 (2014), iPad mini 4 (2015) and iPad 5 (2017), the outlet said. Meanwhile, all the newer iPads and the seventh generation iPod touch are expected to support iPadOS 15.
It is worth mentioning that some of these devices have been on the market for almost 6 years, having supported six versions of iOS. Although these devices will not be able to upgrade to iOS 15 or iPad OS 15, Apple will as always keep supporting 'legacy devices' with security patches and bugs fixes. In addition, if Apple does indeed drop support for the iPhone 6s, 6s Plus and the 2016 iPhone SE with iOS 15, it will be the same thing that happened to iPhone 5s with iOS 13 after six years of upgrades.
Finally, The Verifier also claims the new version of iOS will be available on September 15 of this year - meaning the version number will match up with the release date. Interesting stuff!