If you own an iPhone 6S, iPhone 7, iPhone SE 1st Gen, then you must know that the usage date of your phone is about to expire. Yes, iOS 16 will not be supported by Apple in these phones. Actually, iOS 15, which came last year, will be the last software update for these iPhone models. Now the question arises that why is Apple not giving updates to the old phones, when millions of people use them? Let us tell you that while Apple wants their users to update to new phones and the real reason is also that the technology of these smartphones is old and they will not be able to run iOS 16 and its fancy new updates which demands a lot of resources. Huh.
Battery runs out quickly
Apparently these resources are not there in older phones. Also, since security is the biggest issue these days for both personal data and financial transactions, these old smartphones will be very easy to hack. In this case, there will be no guarantee of security. Not only this, it has come to light time and again that loading a newer iOS version on older phones usually slows them down and drains the battery quickly. In fact, even with iOS 16, there are reports that some users who have downloaded the beta version have noticed their battery draining faster. It’s still early days and more and more glitches can present themselves as more and more people try out the new version.
However, it will be no consolation for the owners of iPhone 6S, iPhone 7, iPhone SE 1st Gen as they will not be able to try out the fancy new features that Apple has rolled out just a few days back.
Only these iPhones will get iOS 16
Phone 13, iPhone 13 mini, iPhone 13 Pro, iPhone 13 Pro Max, iPhone 12, iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12 Pro, iPhone 12 Pro Maxi, Phone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone 11 Pro Max, iPhone Xs, iPhone XS Maxi, Phone XR, iPhone X, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone SE 2 and iPhone SE 3