Once every few years, a series of devices are dropped with new major iOS updates. Last year, all devices received the latest version, so the chance is much greater that this will change this year. Earlier it seemed that the iPhone 6s and iPhone SE 2016 would no longer receive updates and now claims a second source the same. Which devices do get iOS 15?
‘Suitable iPhones for iOS 15’
The information would come from an internet developer at Apple. According to that source, the devices with A9 chip will be dropped this year. This means that the iPhone 6s and iPhone SE 2016 will no longer participate this fall. All newer iPhones will probably just get the update to iOS 15, although we do not yet know which functions the update will add.
According to the source, these are the suitable devices for iOS 15:
- iPhone 12
- iPhone 12 mini
- iPhone 12 Pro
- iPhone 12 Pro Max
- iPhone SE 2020
- 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
This year’s iPhones, also known as the iPhone 13, are also suitable for iOS 15.
That means that these models lose weight:
However, that does not mean that these models will never get updates again. Over the past year, Apple has proven that older devices that no longer receive the latest iOS version are also regularly updated with minor security updates. That means that even these older models are still safe to continue to use, although we are not sure whether Apple will continue with these plans in the coming year.
‘Suitable iPads for iPadOS 15’
Apple is going to continue the line with iPadOS 15, the source claims. That means that the models with A9 chip and older are also dropped there. That’s bad news for owners of the iPad 2017, which will be four and a half years old in September 2021. The iPad mini 4 and the iPad Air 2 will probably not make the switch to iPadOS 15 either.
According to the source, these iPads are suitable for iPadOS 15, later this year:
All new iPads expected this year, such as the iPad mini 2021 and the new iPad Pro 2021, will also receive the update to iPadOS 15.
The models that then lose weight are:
- iPad mini 4
- iPad 2017
- iPad Air 2
Apple is expected to unveil iOS 15 and iPadOS 15 during WWDC 2021. This will probably take place in June, although we do not yet know in what form and what exactly the date will be.
- 2021 – January 22, 12:05 PM: iPhone SE 2020 was mistakenly missing from the list of potentially suitable models.