When Apple introduced iOS 15 this year, the thoughts of its engineers were already on the next version. And unless the world ends -a miracle that after these two years we are still around-, iOS 16 will be a reality next 2022. And the good thing about Apple is that it is not as sharp as other companies, and each new version of its operating system for mobiles and tablets reaches models with several years in the market that others would have discarded.
But yes, there is always the inevitability of having to leave one out.
iOS 16, iPhone supported
The advantage of iOS 15 is that it has been compatible with the same iPhone models as iOS 14 -e iOS 13-, so models like him iPhone 6S have had up to 7 years of official support -The usual thing in Android is 3 years on average. But, according to information that emerged just this week, it seems that this veteran model and others have already run out of support, their configurations being too old to support what is coming with iOS 16 no matter how much optimization is done.
The French website iPhoneSoft has reported that “several older iPhones and iPads will not be able to upgrade to iOS 16 when it launches in 2022 ”. While that is sure to disappoint those still using these devices, the newest will be 5 years old at the time. And one of them will be 8 years old.
Apple continues to offer operating system updates for its computers for many years, but iOS 16 is supposed to mark the end of updates for the A8 and A9 / A9X processor.
Goodbye iPhone 6s
Using as source “our friend Apple developer “, the web points to the iPhone 6s (2015), the iPhone 6s Plus (2015) and the iPhone SE (2016) as lmodels that will not be able to upgrade to iOS 16 when it launches next fall 2022. iPod touch 7 (2019) will receive iOS 16.
Several older tablets will also cap iOS 15, according to the same iPhoneSoft report. That includes iPad Air 2 (2014), iPad mini 4 (2015), iPad Pro 9.7 (2015), iPad Pro 12.9-inch (2015), and iPad 5 (2017). Apple will almost certainly unveil iOS 16 in June 2022 and release it a few months later. But for now, and as usually happens, until we have official data, any information not from Apple is unconfirmed.
iPhone not compatible with iOS 16
- iPhone 6S
- iPhone 6S Plus
- iPhone SE (2016)
iPads not compatible with iPadOS 16
- iPad Air 2 (2014)
- iPad mini 4 (2015)
- iPad Pro 9,7 (2015)
- 12.9-inch iPad Pro (2015)
- iPad 5 (2017)