Apple unveiled iOS 16 update at the Worldwide Developers Conference 2022, hosted at Apple Park in Cupertino, last night. Apple also indicated which iPhones will and will not receive the latest iOS upgrade. The newly announced iOS 16 will offer a slew of new features and upgrades to supported iPhones, including the option to add and customise lock screen widgets, Live Text and Visual Look Up, Live Activities, and more.
Older iPhones, however, will not acquire any of these capabilities because they will not receive the iOS 16 update. Here’s a list of iPhones that won’t be getting the iOS 16 update.
Phones That Won’t Get iOS 16 Update
To download the latest iOS 16, the user must have at least an iPhone 8. This means that when iOS 16 is launched in the fall, it will only run on iPhones that were released at the same time as the Apple iPhone 8 and later. This means that the iOS 16 upgrade will not be available for iPhones from the iPhone 7 series and before. The list of iPhones that will not receive the update is as follows.
The first Apple iPhone SE and Apple iPhone 7 were released in 2016 and got six years of iOS updates. Since their introduction in 2015, the Apple iPhone 6S and Apple iPhone 6S Plus have received seven years of iOS updates. For a phone that’s six or seven years old, that’s a lot of upgrades.
Most Android phones now include three years of Android software updates, meaning that iPhones received twice as many updates as Android in the past. Samsung and Google have just started distributing four-year upgrades instead of three, as well as security updates for up to five years.