iOS 16 Drops Support for iPhone 6s, iPhone 7, Original iPhone SE and More

Apple's newly announced iOS 16 operating system is compatible with many of the iPhones that are able to run iOS 15, but it does drop support for some older devices, including the iPhone SE, the iPhone 6s, the ‌iPhone‌ 6s Plus, the iPod touch, and the ‌iPhone‌ 7 and ‌iPhone‌ 7 Plus.

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According to Apple, iOS 16 will be available only on the ‌iPhone‌ 8 and later, with a full compatibility list below:

  • iPhone 13
  • ‌iPhone 13‌ mini
  • ‌iPhone 13‌ Pro
  • ‌iPhone 13‌ Pro Max
  • ‌iPhone‌ 12
  • iPhone 12 mini
  • ‌iPhone‌ 12 Pro
  • iPhone 12 Pro Max
  • ‌iPhone‌ 11
  • ‌iPhone‌ 11 Pro
  • iPhone 11 Pro Max
  • ‌iPhone‌ XS
  • ‌iPhone‌ XS Max
  • ‌iPhone‌ XR
  • ‌iPhone‌ X
  • ‌iPhone‌ 8
  • ‌iPhone‌ 8 Plus
  • ‌iPhone SE‌ (2nd generation or later)

As for iPadOS 16, it is compatible with the following iPads:

iOS 16 and iPadOS 16 are available to developers starting today, with Apple set to provide a public beta later this summer.

Related Forum: iOS 16

Top Rated Comments

ghostface147 Avatar
26 months ago
It was a hell of a run for the 6s.
Score: 29 Votes (Like | Disagree)
BugeyeSTI Avatar
26 months ago
Wow. Surprised they ditched the 7/7+..
Score: 24 Votes (Like | Disagree)
TheRoadRunner Avatar
26 months ago
Expected the SE and 6S to be dropped but the 7 took me by surprise! I assume this means the iPod Touch and iPads with A10 chips will be dropped too?
Score: 15 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Mactech20 Avatar
26 months ago
So annoying that the ipad 5th gen with an A9 gets iOS 16 but my 7 with an A10 does not..
Score: 13 Votes (Like | Disagree)
supergt Avatar
26 months ago
BOOOO (specifically to iPhone 7 and 7 plus dropping support)
Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Homme Avatar
26 months ago
surprised about iPhone 7 and 7 plus. Especially 7 plus as that has 3GB of RAM

RIP A9 iPhones though
Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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