Report: Apple Dropping Support for Original iPhone SE and iPhone 6S|6S Plus with iOS 15

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They’ve had a good run, but Apple will reportedly drop support for its original iPhone SE and iPhone 6S|6S Plus models with next year’s release of iOS 15. The rumor comes from The Verifier, which, according to 9to5Mac, accurately reported that the iPhone 5s and iPhone 6 would not get updates past iOS 12, among other things.

“We can now report for the first time that the iOS 14 operating system update is actually the last major update for the mentioned series of devices, as those devices will stop receiving update updates and will be limited to security updates only,” The Verifier wrote.

If true, iOS 15 will only be compatible with the following iPhone models:

  • 2021 iPhones
  • iPhone 12 Pro Max
  • iPhone 12 Pro
  • iPhone 12 mini
  • iPhone 12
  • iPhone 11
  • iPhone 11 Pro
  • iPhone 11 Pro Max
  • iPhone XS
  • iPhone XS Max
  • iPhone XR
  • iPhone X
  • iPhone 8
  • iPhone 8 Plus
  • iPhone 7
  • iPhone 7 Plus
  • iPhone SE (2nd gen)
  • iPod touch (7th gen)

The iPhone 6S|6S Plus and original iPhone SE were released many moons ago (September 25, 2015 and March 31, 2016, respectively), so Apple can’t be criticized too much for ending their support. That’s especially true when you consider the fact that most Android phones only last around three years.

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