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iOS 16 will not support these Apple iPhones and iPads; Check the full list here


Apple recently released the iOS 15.2 and iPad OS 15.2 last with enhancements, bug fixes. The new updates also brought new features such as Apple Music Voice Plan, App Privacy report, Apple Music using Siri and Hide My Email in the mail app for iCloud users.

Apple also released iOS 15.3. Now, new reports has revealed that Apple is gearing up for the iOS 16 release. The reports have said that new iOS 16 will drop support for many old iPhones and some iPad models.

List of iPhone models not compatible with iOS 16

According to a blog by iPhonesoft, iOS 16 will not arrive for iPhones models including iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus and first-generation iPhone SE. These models will not be compatible with the new iOS 16. The upcoming iOS will not be compatible with iPad mini-4, iPad Air 2, 5th gen iPad, and 2015 iPad Pro.

Apple is likely to announce the new iOS at the next WWDC conference, which was usually held June every year. And like in 2019, Apple will stop support for older Apple devices.

For example, the tech giant dropped support for iPhone 6 series and other older iPhone and iPad models when it introduced iOS 13 in 2019.

iOS 16 features (Expected)

The new iOS 16 is expected to feature VR capabilities. Reports have suggested that iPhones with an A10 chip could be the minimum build to run iOS 16. So, the older Apple devices may not support VR applications.

Meanwhile, Apple released iOS 14.8.1. and iPad OS 14.8.1. The updates came with minor updates including bugs fix and patch vulnerabilities.

Furthermore, Apple will reportedly not allow users to downgrade to Apple iOS 15.1.1. for the new iPhone 13 models. Apple has also stopped signing iOS 15.1 for other older iPhone models, including the iPhone 12 and iPhone 11 series. This will not impact users who have not updated their OS yet.

Google recently announced that it will offer 3 years of OS updates and 5 years of security updates, which is below par as compared to Apple.

Also Read: Apple’s App Privacy Report: Here’s how you can check which apps tracking you

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