iOS 13 will not support iPhone 6s and below. The company has confirmed that iOS 13 will be available only on iPhone 7 and above.
On a positive note, the company is dropping the next version iOS support on a very few iPhones and iPads this time. The users of iPhone 6S, 6S Plus for below will now be stuck with the iOS 12 version.
The iOS 13 release is expected to happen in June this year at the WWDC 2019. The public release of the OS will happen sometime in September. According to Apple, hardware incompatibility is the only reason why the older generation of iPhones will not support iOS 13.
However, Apple follows the same pattern of dropping support for the older iPhones with every new release of the iOS. The company tries to force its users to upgrade from older iPhone to newer generation handsets by adopting this method.
Those with newer iPhones will see improvements, faster performance, and compatibility with future apps and features. Apple claims that the newer apps in the iOS 13 requires hardware that is available only in the newer iPhone and iPad versions.
If you are still using the older iPhones, it’s high time that you trade them with the newer generation of iPhone. Here are list of devices that might not see iOS 13:
– iPhone 6S
– iPhone 6S Plus
– iPhone 6 Plus
– iPhone 5S
– iPhone SE
– iPad Mini 2
– iPad Mini 3
– iPad Mini 4
– iPad Air
– iPad Air 2