KEY POINTS

  • Apple will be releasing iOS 15 next year
  • A report says it will drop support for a few beloved but old iPhone models
  • These are the iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus and the original iPhone SE

Apple will be dropping iOS support for some iPhone models when it releases the next major upgrade, iOS 15, in 2021, a report says.

Cupertino tech giant Apple will be releasing iOS 15 for iPhones next year, but according to a report from tech site The Verifier, the new operating system will not support the iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus and the original iPhone SE.

This should come as no surprise since all three devices are considered old, despite the number of consumers using them in different parts of the world.

The iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus were released in 2015. The first-generation iPhone SE, on the other hand, was released in 2016, a year after the iPhone 6 series arrived in the market.

If The Verifier’s claim is accurate, then it means iOS 15 will only have support for the following devices:

  • iPhone 7
  • iPhone 7 Plus
  • iPhone 8
  • iPhone 8 Plus
  • iPhone X
  • iPhone XS
  • iPhone XS Max
  • iPhone Xr
  • iPhone 11
  • iPhone 11 Pro
  • iPhone 11 Pro Max
  • iPhone SE (2020)
  • iPhone 12
  • iPhone 12 Pro
  • iPhone 12 mini
  • iPhone 12 Pro Max

AppleTrack, a site dedicated to monitoring rumors and leaks about Apple’s products, indicated that The Verifier only has a 54.3% accuracy rate when it comes to leaks.

Despite this, the Hebrew-language site was correct when it made its claim about iOS 14 last year – that it will run on all iPhones capable of running iOS 13. These devices included the iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus and iPhone SE.

This suggests that the site could actually be correct, which means the three devices will not be able to upgrade to iOS 15. That said, one shouldn’t be surprised by the news as Apple normally provides up to four or five years of continued support for its devices. All three might not be included in the dreaded Vintage and Obsolete products list yet, but they’re quite old.

The Verifier didn’t provide details regarding which iPad model will be able to run on iOS 15 (or iPadOS 15) when it gets released next year.

iPhone 6S iPhone 6s Photo: Apple