As new technologies are launched, the old one will have to make way for them. This can be said in the case of the Apple iPhones. Apple may put the iPhone 6S and below out of service, with iOS 13 already in the works.
The report was made known through The Verifier (an Isreali website).
This does not go without mentioning that Apple has worked hard to make the iOS 12 operating system available to older iPhones and iPads when the company injected a number of new features to make the system more stable and faster than before.
The reports said while the new operating system (iOS13) for the Apple iPhones and iPads will bring with it a plethora of improvements and features, it will definitely spell doom for older hardware, especially in terms of hardware compatibility.
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The company is currently completing the process of building the operating system, iOS 13, which will be presented for the first time at the company’s annual developer conference, the WWDC 2019, which will take place this June.
According to previous years, the update is expected to be released to all users for free in September, together with the launch of the new iPhones.
The report said that the iOS 13 will only cater to iPhones 7 and above, which leaves users with iPhone 6S/6S Plus (and below) stuck on iOS 12 for their lifetime. If the report is true, the iPhone SE will also be suffering the same fate.
The report presently stands unconfirmed and should be taken with a pinch of salt. However, Apple is known to drop support for older hardware at every new iOS version release.
So, If you are using an old iPhone / iPad device and it is in good shape, we would recommend starting saving and even selling the older model that will not receive support for future updates, except for critical security updates if they are discovered on the way.