With iOS 14, Apple took it a step further where it allowed users to play with the Home screen and add widgets. A year later, Apple has further refined the user experience and made some significant privacy changes and under the hood upgrades. On top of that, iOS 15 was compatible with all smartphones that ran iOS 14 which is a huge mark. However, iOS 16 and iPadOS 16 will be different as some iPhone and iPad models will no longer be compatible. Scroll down to read more details on the topic.
IPhone 6s, original iPhone SE, iPad mini 4 and above will not be compatible with iOS 16 and iPadOS 16
According to internal sources, iPhonesoft suggests that the first generation iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, and iPhone SE will not be compatible with iOS 16. In addition, iPadOS 16 will also remove support for iPad mini 4, iPad Air 2, the fifth generation iPad and the 2015 iPad Pro. It is only a rumor at this point and the last word goes to Apple. We’ll have concrete details on iOS 16 compatibility at Apple’s WWDC event next year.
The source correctly reported in advance compatible devices for iOS 14 and iOS 13. For iOS 15, it was reported that the original iPhone 6s and iPhone SE would not support iOS 15, but Apple saw fit to add them to the list. Nonetheless, if this turns out to be true, we can assume that iOS 16 will require A10 chips as a minimum requirement for the build.
Even though Apple is removing the iPhone 6s and iPhone SE from the compatibility list, smartphones have still lived a long life since their launch in 2015 and 2016, respectively. In terms of iPadOS 16, the iPad mini 4 would already be running before the release of iPadOS 16. Also check out the new iOS 16 concept video, looking at split-screen multitasking, always-on display and more.
As mentioned earlier, this is only a rumor at this point and only time will tell if Apple plans to ditch iOS 16 compatibility for the iPhone 6s series. That’s all there is to it, guys. We’ll keep you posted on the latest news, so be sure to stick around. Also share your predictions with us in the comments below.