This meant that the iPhone 6s, which launched in 2015 with iOS 9 in 2015, was still compatible when iOS 14 was released five years later. As for iOS 15, which arrived in September 2021, all iPhones from iPhone 6s onwards will be supported, just as with iOS 14. Read more
iPhone 6s is eligible for iOS 15. We don't know when Apple will stop supporting it, but it is the oldest iPhone eligible for the current iOS and it's now been getting support for 6 years, which is longer than any iPhone in the past.
Apple said that iPhone 6 will not be useless due to system upgrades, and it can continue to be used even in 2021.
The iPhone maker warns that Apple discontinues all hardware services for models that are considered obsolete. This only means that the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus are now considered too old to get the latest iOS updates. The last model that will still be receiving iOS updates will be the iPhone 6S or later models.
Apple Discontinues Several iPhones, iPads, Apple Watches After iPhone 13 Launch Event. At the 'California Streaming' event last night, Apple unveiled a slew of devices including the iPhone 13, iPhone 13 Mini, iPhone 13 Pro, iPhone 13 Pro Max, Apple Watch Series 7, iPad Mini (2021), and iPad 10.2 (2021).
The iPhone 6S, 6S Plus, and first-generation iPhone SE, which all shipped with iOS 9, will be among the oldest devices to receive the OS update. Six years is an awfully long life span for a mobile device, and certainly puts the 6S in the running for the longest supported phone to date.
iOS 15 is compatible with the iPhone 6S and later. ... iOS 15 includes new features like the ability to start FaceTime calls with Android users, easier sharing on iMessage and updates to Apple Maps.
Apple's pushed its iOS 15 update to the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus and most users will want to upgrade right or in the near future. That said, if you want to keep your iPhone 6s or iPhone 6s Plus on iOS 14 you can do so.
Verizon is pleased to announce a software update for your Apple iPhone 6s. This software update has been tested to optimize device performance, resolve known issues and apply the latest security patches. You can update through iTunes®, Wi-Fi or over the Verizon wireless network*.
All handsets launched after the iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, SE have A10 chips making it a minimum requirement to upgrade to iOS 16. The tech giant will reportedly announce its decision at the next Apple Worldwide Developers Conference slated to be held in June 2022.
One of the biggest advances for iPhone 7, though, is the A10 chip. Apple claim that the A10, its first quad core chip, is 40% faster than the A9 (featured in iPhone 6s). ... As a result, Apple claim that iPhone 7 boasts up to 2 hours' longer battery life than iPhone 6s.
Which iPhones are 'obsolete' in 2020? ... Among those no longer supported is the iPhone 6, which hit shelves in 2015. In fact, every iPhone model older than the 6 is now "obsolete" in terms of software updates. That means the iPhone 5C, 5S, 5, 4S, 4, 3GS, 3G and, of course, the original 2007 iPhone.