These three iPhones may not be able to run iOS 16 at all.
A trio of iPhones may not receive iOS 16 when it is released later this year, even though they are presently running the latest iOS 15.4 software update.
In a report from LeaksApplePro for iDrop News, there are three existing iOS 15 devices that will not be able to upgrade to iOS 16. Those seem to be the iPhone 6S, iPhone 6S Plus, and iPhone SE, according to the information available thus far (2016).
According to a separate iOS 16 report from the end of last year, these three devices would not be getting the new operating system at all.
Apple surprised us last year by announcing that iOS 15 will be compatible with all iPhones running iOS 14 and earlier. This couldn’t go on indefinitely, though, due to the increasing storage and processing power requirements of iOS. After seven and six years, respectively, the original iPhone SE and the iPhone 6S are no longer on the upgrade treadmill, which is understandable.
As a comparison to Android phones, seven years of service is an incredible amount of time. When compared to Apple’s long-term warranty policy, other phone manufacturers like Samsung and Google are only starting to provide extended support periods for their latest models.
iOS 16 will have bigger, more dynamic widgets and “fast action” shortcuts you can utilise from the lockscreen. LAP also reiterated their prior assertion that Files and Reminders would be improved. New health monitoring capabilities and the first mention of Apple’s planned VR/AR headset have been rumoured to be included in iOS 16.
It’s not the end of the world if you have an iPhone 6S and don’t get iOS 16 support. iPhone users don’t require the most recent version of iOS, but they may feel cheated if new and exciting features are offered in subsequent iOS versions.
However, even if you have an iPhone that can run iOS 16, it doesn’t mean you’ll get the whole experience. Only the iPhone XR and iPhone XS and later can operate all of iOS 15’s capabilities, with earlier phones missing features like Live Text and Spatial Audio in FaceTime.
iOS 16 is expected to be released at WWDC 2022 in June, along with macOS 13 and other Apple software releases. But first, there’s iOS 15.5 in the works, which is now in beta testing and will bring improvements to Apple Wallet as well as the potential for third-party app payments.