While iOS 14 supported a wide range of older iPhone and iPad models, iOS 15 might drop support for iPhone models below iPhone 7 series. This means the original iPhone SE and iPhone 6s will be excluded from the list of iOS 15 supported devices.
On the other hand, iPadOS 15 will ditch iPad mini 4 and few other older models. However, this is nothing new for Apple. Every time they release a new operating system update, they drop some of the older devices from the compatibility list.
iOS 15 Will Not Support iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, Original iPhone SE, and More
According to the report from iPhoneSoft, Apple will make iOS 15 compatible only with iPhone 7 and higher versions. All the iPhone models below iPhone 7 series will be excluded from the iOS 15 supported device list. By doing so, Apple will be chopping off a lot of iPhone models from the list. This will include iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, and the original iPhone SE.
It is reported that Apple might be ending support for all devices containing A9 and earlier chipsets. This will include not only iPhone models but iPad models as well.
It’s sad news for people using the iPhone 6s series as they will not get to enjoy the features of iOS 15. Also, it cannot be denied that the iPhone 6s series is very popular among users.
Originally, the iPhone 6s and the iPhone 6s Plus were launched in March 2016. The duo received more than four years of software updates from Apple. But now the company has decided to release any updates for the mentioned models.
Besides iPhone 6s Plus, the iPhone 6s, and the original iPhone SE, Apple will also end iOS 15 support for the iPad Air 2, iPad mini 4, and iPad 5. In short, iOS 15 will be available for any device launched after the iPhone 6s series.
But this shouldn’t surprise Apple users as this is not the first time that they are doing something like this. Apple tends to stop delivering updates to its older models. The iPhone 6s series is closer to 5 years old. So excluding it from the list was expected.
iOS 15 Supported Devices
As already mentioned above, Apple will drop iOS 15 support for all iPhone models below iPhone 7 series. To give you a glimpse of all the iPhone models supported by the iOS 15 update, we have laid down a list below.
This is the list of devices that will be supported by iOS 15:
- iPhone 12 mini/iPhone 12/iPhone 12 Pro/iPhone 12 Pro Max
- iPhone SE (2020 model)
- iPhone 11 Pro Max/iPhone 11 Pro/iPhone 11
- iPhone XS Max/iPhone XS
- iPhone XR/iPhone X
- iPhone 8 Plus/iPhone 8
- iPhone 7 Plus/iPhone 7
The next iOS update to be released by Apple in iOS 14.5. We are still months away from the release of iOS 15. According to reports, Apple will unveil iOS 15 at the upcoming 2021 Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) on 7th June.
The company is planning to host a keynote event on 7th June, where they will introduce iOS 15 and iPadOS 15 along with other OS updates such as macOS, tvOS 15, and watchOS 8.
After showcasing the new operating system at WWDC 2021, it will take some time for the company to improve the update. So you can expect iOS 15 to arrive in September.
Apple fans and enthusiasts are eagerly waiting for the arrival of iOS 15. There are rumors that iOS 15 will bring some major changes.
Expected iOS 15 Release Date
Apple will introduce iOS 15 at the upcoming 2021 Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) on June 7. The company will host a keynote event on 7th June, where they are likely to unveil iOS 15, macOS, iPadOS 15, tvOS 15, and watchOS 8 for its respective devices.
After showcasing the new operating system at WWDC 2021, the iOS 15 stable builds can be expected to arrive in September.
As of now, there’s not enough information available about the iOS 15 operating system. But you may expect more news to surface soon on the internet. Also, the WWDC event is not so far. Till then stay tuned for more updates.
Expected iOS 15 Features
According to a new report online, Apple iOS 15 will come with a redesigned Control Centre, a dual security system, and other features. It is reported that Apple will reveal iOS 15 at the virtual Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) in June 2021.
iPhoneSoft report suggests that the layout and design of the Control Centre could be similar to macOS Big Sur. This will allow users to drag-and-drop features and customize the Control Centre, as per their requirement.
The report also suggests that the new operating system could include support for dual biometric authentication. This will include both Touch ID and Face ID. Currently, iPhones only use Face ID, instead of Touch ID or both. Therefore, there is a high chance that the rumored feature could make its debut with iOS 15.
Some rumors suggest that the new flagship iPhone 13 series will support Face ID as well as an under-display fingerprint scanner. This should explain why the tech giant is planning to include support for both in iOS 15.
On a brighter note, Apple’s iOS 15 is expected to allow users to choose their default apps. The existing iOS 14 give users the freedom to choose their preferred default email app and browsers. However, users cannot change the default email app or SMS.
Users are expecting Apple to launch a better version of Maps and Siri. There is a chance that they might introduce some privacy-related and game-centric features with iOS 15.
With iPhone 13 series, Apple is expected to release the Always-on-Display (AOD) feature. There are rumors that they are going to use Samsung’s 120Hz LTPO displays for extended battery life.