iPhone 8 and later are getting iOS 16, support for iPhone 6s, 7 and SE dropped

07 June 2022
iPadOS 16 also drops some old devices - very old, e.g. the iPad Air 2 from 2014. watchOS 9 requires iOS 16, so that may cause some issues if you have an old phone.

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  • 09 Jun 2022

I hate that they dropped 7 plus. It has A10!

    you have to suffer, 08 Jun 2022No. sorryYou should have seen the rise of portable windows device. Especially if its powered by an intel alder lake or an amd ryzen 6800u.

      Fl0N, 09 Jun 2022Ipad M1 iPadOS do better, faster gaming and productivity th... moreWould you like your child to see that you're watching an adult content?

        you have to suffer, 08 Jun 2022No. sorryThen you should see one. Because its better.

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          • 09 Jun 2022

          Foxtrot2Novmbr, 08 Jun 2022You call it a low spec iphone because you own an old model.... moreIpad M1 iPadOS do better, faster gaming and productivity than a flagship iPhone 14 A16 iOS16.

          Why choose a low spec flagship iPhone?

            Foxtrot2Novmbr, 08 Jun 2022Then have you heared the GPD WIN MAX 2?No. sorry

              Anon95, 08 Jun 2022You do realise that some apps and updates on Android are re... morePlease check Google play store then find WhatsApp for example, click on app description then scroll to the bottom and you will see minimum/mandatory android version there to use it.

              I'm just saying this that android from 2014 can still be used instead of IOS from 2014.

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                • Anonymous
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                • 08 Jun 2022

                Trollhammeren, 08 Jun 2022aww my mp3 player will no longer get updates ... Ya better get an iPhone 11 as a replacement for the iPod touch 7, then.

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                  • Anonymous
                  • f}L
                  • 08 Jun 2022

                  Anon95, 08 Jun 2022You do realise that some apps and updates on Android are re... moreI switched to iOS in 2019/20 because my old Samsung Galaxy A8 dropped support for SO MANY APPS! Even Twitter of some sorts!

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                    • Anonymous
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                    • 08 Jun 2022

                    GenZ, 08 Jun 2022That's not right. Galaxy A33 only around $350 1. ... moreI'd go for a 1TB or a 512GB model. Also, the UI on Android phones seem so boring and lifeless to me - take a look at my old A8 as an example. Not to mention the terrible support range - only 2 years long for support! Apple does give some support for 5 or more years, which is why I stick to Apple.

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                      • Anonymous
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                      • 08 Jun 2022

                      Foxtrot2Novmbr, 08 Jun 2022You call it a low spec iphone because you own an old model.... moreYou ARE right - I use an SE 2020 and I don't have problems. The only problem with it is typical battery life - on the SE models.

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                        • Anonymous
                        • f}L
                        • 08 Jun 2022

                        SuperSpruce, 08 Jun 2022Exactly why I'm okay with Motorola phones with little ... moreI recommend you try Samsung with more than just - oh, please, this is gonna make me laugh - a Moto with 12 GB. You can use the A-Series or the S-Series. I may not be a Samsung fan, but I do recommend you that.

                          GenZ, 08 Jun 2022That's not right. Galaxy A33 only around $350 1. ... moreYou call it a low spec iphone because you own an old model. Not a top model.

                          Other reasons as to why iphones are better. Especially on the top model.
                          1. Long software support.
                          2. Easy to get the apps that you wanted.
                          3. Processor is build for gaming.
                          4. You can get the 1TB variant.
                          5. Is widely available. As well as customer support.
                          6. Doesn't get screen burn in.
                          7. 120hz display.
                          8. IP68
                          9. Better resolution.
                          10. Has Dolby Vision. Especially on the camera.

                          Coming from both a samsung galaxy note 20 ultra 5g and an iphone 13 pro max owner. I could say. Getting a snapdragon variant is harder than exynos. And exynos SUCKS! Especially on gaming!

                            you have to suffer, 08 Jun 2022i hate the font on that page. it looks terribleThen have you heared the GPD WIN MAX 2?

                              The Flip, 07 Jun 2022Using my original iPhone SE yesterday, I'm fine not ge... moreExactly why I'm okay with Motorola phones with little software support. Android 10 on my Moto e (2020) takes 13GB out of my 32GB even though Android 6 on my ZTE phone takes only 5GB. I think Android 12 would take ~18GB. Not worth it for the marginal improvements from the software updates.

                              iOS 15 also made my iPad Air 3 noticeably slower with touch input and the system lags more. Software bloat, especially with operating systems, always nullifies hardware improvements.

                                GenZ, 08 Jun 2022That's not right. Galaxy A33 only around $350 1. ... moreeh, i just want to experience iOS. not the same midrange. OIS has been a while since nokia lumia 920? one ui icons looks so boring. exynos?? no buy. gcam support is lacking with that unless you have to waste your effort on finding the proper build. its just like mediatek but samsung. i'd rather go for a pixel if available for cheaper in my country.

                                  rizki1, 07 Jun 2022useless long update if the features of their newest phone c... moreYou do realise that some apps and updates on Android are restricted to newer versions only too, right?
                                  Newer apps won't work on older OS versions no matter what OS you use, be it iOS or Android, macOS or Windows. It's the same vice versa too, x86 apps lost native support entirely in macOS 10.15 Catalina and Windows 11.

                                  Also this 'newer features on old hardware don't work' thing has been going on for years - an infamous example is Windows Vista where the Aero interface effects (the main selling point of Vista that MS was bragging about) weren't even available on older computers with hardware that didn't meet the recommended specs. Older hardware isn't able to run newer features, that's just how it is. But manufacturers still want to give you newer versions of OS software so that you keep getting support for as long as possible, even if it means you miss out on features and performance.

                                    Adhik, 08 Jun 2022Apple probably intended to have a maximum update cycle of 5... moreApple has been giving 5 years of updates to iPhone users since iPhone 4s in 2011. I can't seem to find any support chart past iOS 13, but there would be devices with 6 years of updates on it...

                                      The Flip, 08 Jun 2022I did a fresh restore on my iPhone SE (2016) before updatin... moreThat's on you for buying the phone when it was 5 years old and had specs akin to a 6-year-old iPhone at the time. Batterygate was a real thing, yes, but lithium batteries will degrade no matter what, ESPECIALLY if you're using the battery that came with the phone

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                                        • GenZ
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                                        • 08 Jun 2022

                                        you have to suffer, 08 Jun 2022midrangers cant have good cameras without having to oversha... moreThat's not right.

                                        Galaxy A33 only around $350
                                        1. 4K video with PDAF + OIS ✅
                                        2. IP67 Waterproof ✅
                                        3. Gorilla Glass ✅
                                        4. Ultra Wide + Zoom 3 Camera ✅
                                        5. 5 years Software support - 4OS + Security Updates. ✅
                                        6. 5nm processor ✅
                                        7. up to 256gb ✅
                                        8. 5G ✅
                                        9. Amoled ✅
                                        10. Type C ✅, 2024 EU standard, ahead of time.

                                        iPhone just a low spec iPadOS,
                                        and iPadOS is just low spec MacOS.
                                        why buy a low spec iPhone?