Apple’s iOS support for old devices has always been very friendly. Until the latest iOS 14, it still insisted on supporting the iPhone 6S series 5 years ago, although the actual experience cannot be required to be consistent with the latest iPhone 12 series.
Also, as the classic small-screen flagship in the iOS camp, iPhone SE has always been loved by small-screen enthusiasts. It is equipped with the same A9 chip as the flagship iPhone 6S of the same generation. It has very strong performance and can be upgraded to the latest. IOS 14 system, so many people still use this machine as the main machine.
However, although the iPhone SE can be upgraded to iOS 14, it is clearly “powerless”, and it has been stuck in daily use. It is expected that iOS 14 will be the last supported system.
This is not based on the latest news. Apple is already preparing the next-generation iOS 15 system and plans to officially abandon support for the iPhone 6S, iPhone 6S Plus, and iPhone SE first generation by then.
In this way, the models supported by iOS 15 will include:
iPhone 2021 model
iPhone 12 mini
iPhone 12 Pro
iPhone 12 Pro Max
iPhone 11 Pro
iPhone 11 Pro Max
iPhone XS Max
iPhone 8 Plus
iPhone 7 Plus
iPhone SE (second generation)
iPod touch (7th generation)
This exposure comes from The Verifier, who previously accurately predicted that iOS 13 will give up supporting the iPhone 5S/6 series and that iOS 14 support models will be consistent with iOS 13. By convention, iOS 15 will be officially released at the WWDC 2021 Developer Conference in the middle of next year.
The iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Pro were launched at the end of 2015, and to a certain extent are Apple’s improvements to the revolutionary iPhone 6. This series greatly changed the design of the iPhone and introduced the first large-screen model of the series. In contrast, the 2016 iPhone SE is a bit behind the old design of the iPhone, but it offers advanced features at a reasonable price. Although the design of the new iPhone SE 2020 is similar to that of the iPhone 8, it is still popular among consumers.
In addition, according to incomplete statistics, there are still nearly 200 million iPhone 6s users worldwide, and China is the region with the largest number of users. Although the iPhone 6s has been discontinued, it is still available in some online channels, and sales seem to be pretty good. In addition, the second-hand iPhone 6s is also very popular. From a friend of mine who makes a second-hand iPhone, I learned that the iPhone 6s is one of the best models he sells.
In addition, the first generation of iPhone SE was born in March 2016. The factory pre-installed system is iOS 9. Since then, it has been upgraded for five generations. So far, it has enjoyed more than four years of system update support. It is time to bid farewell to the stage of the times. It has been replaced by the iPhone SE (second generation) and the iPhone 12 mini in the full-screen era. It has stronger performance and a very good feel. It is also a better choice for the current small-screen party.
However, the service life of a mobile phone is limited after all. The hardware configuration of these three models is much behind the times. If the system continues to be updated, the running memory and storage will be slightly insufficient, even if the new system is updated, the user experience and new The models are also very different. This year is the golden age for the development of 5G communication technology. Apple also released the first 5G model iPhone 12 series. Old models such as iPhone 6S no longer support iOS 15, which may further encourage Apple users to purchase the iPhone 12 series.
This year, Apple also launched the MacBook Air equipped with the ARM-based M1 chip, and is committed to universal software for mobile phones, tablets and notebooks. Therefore, iOS 15 may be the largest generation of Apple system updates in recent years, in order to bring a more complete information interaction experience.
As the system version is updated, iOS will put more emphasis on adapting to the latest processor performance. Fully mining the performance of the processor is not only something that needs to be considered on the APP, it is also a crucial part of the various interactions between the system itself and the user. The more powerful the processor will improve the system experience, and the constantly updated iOS will have to stop supporting the previous mobile phones because the past processors can no longer carry the various dynamic effects of the new system and the calls on the hardware. .
In addition, in fact, a smart phone is about to be eliminated in the five years since its launch, especially in the current full-screen era. The design of the iPhone 6S series is outdated, and users will also choose to buy new phones.
Everyone knows that the service life of Apple mobile phones is often longer than that of Android models of the same level. Now that the iPhone 6 is about to fall down, who will become a new generation of “nails”? At present, it seems that the biggest possibility is the iPhone X series. As a mobile phone launched at the end of 2017, it is not too old in the entire Apple family, and because of the creation of the concept of Liu Haiping, it attracted many people to buy it. .
And as the iPhone X is only a two-year-old model, Apple will definitely adapt this model to the iOS15 system, and even the longer-term iOS16 may include this model, so this is also the iPhone X. The main reason for “Shen Ji”.
In this regard, some netizens expressed their anger. Although I am using an old iPhone product, I am still an Apple user. Is it because I have not updated the hardware and even the software will not serve me?
Some netizens also believe that Apple’s new system must have added a lot of new features. The old version of the iPhone may not be able to support it from the configuration level. After the new version of the system is updated, it will affect the use!
In this regard, I would like to ask all iPhone 6s users in this room, when do you plan to become a “nail household”?
Finally, what Mingmei Wuxian wants to say is: Whether the latest iOS system supports old hardware is mainly determined by the processor. When the powerful core cannot drive the latest system, it means that this model will fade out of people’s sight.
The last time Apple reduced iOS hardware support was iOS13. iPhone6, iPhone 5s, iPad Air (1th), iPad mini (3th), and iPod touch (6th) no longer support the upgrade to iOS13, and only provide updates to the iOS 12.4.3 system. And iOS14 is adapted to all devices that support iOS13.
By convention, Apple will launch the new iOS15 in June 2021. The official launch date is September, and there is still nearly a year left. As for which hardware will eventually be supported, there is no final conclusion.
As for what to expect in iOS 15, no rumors of new features or changes accompanying the update have been heard yet. But I don’t want Apple to give up the software updates for these older devices, because there are still many people who like these phones and are even buying them. If you give up the new software support for these devices, it will greatly reduce the user experience. What do you think? Are there any of the above mobile phones? Welcome to leave a message below to Mingmei Unlimited to participate in the discussion.