List of iOS 16 supported devices — Which iPhones are out?


These iPhones are anticipated to be retired as soon as Apple releases a new version of iOS.

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Our first peek at a new version of iOS accompanying the iPhone 14 is very certain to come during WWDC 2022, which kicks off on Monday (June 6).

The number of iOS 16 rumours is low right now, but those that do exist say that the next version of iOS will include a number of enhancements to the lock screen, notifications, AR/VR, and health tracking.


In spite of the fact that each new version of iOS requires more processing power, some devices are unable to take use of it. However, Apple has an excellent track record of supporting handsets for the long haul, with iOS 15 being able to run on devices released in 2015. So, with that in mind, we predict that the next generation of iPhones will only be able to run on iOS 15.

iPhone 6S and 6S Plus

The iPhone 6s and 6s Plus were released in September 2015, when Barack Obama was still in the White House, there were no AirPods, and the first-generation Apple Watch was only six months old.

The end of support for those two devices, which have been out of production for nearly four years, should not come as a surprise. In the end, the iPhone 6s family had a great run.


iPhone SE (2016)

In spite of being seven months younger, the original iPhone SE has the same Apple A9 CPU and 2GB of RAM as the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus.

In other words, the first-generation SE is doomed if the 6s dies. The good news is that the two latest models of the iPhone SE, which were debuted in 2020 and this year, respectively, should be safe for some time.. Given that Apple’s more expensive iPhone 13 series runs on an A15 Bionic chipset, the 2022 iPhone SE will be supported for some time.


Which iPhones will get iOS 16?

If they are the only three iPhones that aren’t getting the iOS 16 upgrade, then all of these devices will be eligible for the upgrade:

  • iPhone 7 and 7 Plus
  • iPhone 8 and 8 Plus
  • iPhone X
  • iPhone SE (2020)
  • iPhone XS and XS Max
  • iPhone XR
  • iPhone 11, 11 Pro, and 11 Pro Max
  • iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12, 12 Pro, and 12 Pro Max
  • iPhone 13 mini, iPhone 13, 13 Pro, and 13 Pro Max
  • iPhone SE (2022)
  • iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Max, 14 Pro and 14 Pro Max

Apple must be confident in the usability of your iPhone if it is qualified to download iOS 16. However, if you’re still using an earlier model, you may want to consider upgrading to one of the greatest iPhones or holding out for the iPhone 14 this autumn.

What about iPads?

Despite the fact that iPads utilise a different operating system, iPadOS, it is a near relative of iOS and will very definitely be upgraded to iPadOS 16 this fall.. Support for the 2014 iPad Air 2 was extended even further with iPadOS 15 than it was with iOS 15.


We fear that numerous pills will fail this time around. In addition to the iPad Air 2, we predict that the 5th generation iPad, 4th generation iPad mini, and even the original 2015 iPad Pro will be left out due to their sluggish performance.

Next week’s meeting for Apple developers will likely reveal whether or not all of our assumptions are right. If you’d like to watch WWDC 2022 live, here’s how.


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