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How long will it be compatible with iPhone 7?
iPhone 7 will be officially supported until September 12, 2022, when iOS 16 will be released. After the release of iOS 16, Apple may stop signing iOS 15.6.1 within a month of release. Unless the company ships additional security updates for the iPhone 7, iOS 15.6.1 could be the end of support for this model.
The iPhone 7 line joins the iPhone 5s in being the most compatible iPhone to date, with the latter receiving 6 feature updates in its lifetime; from iOS 7 to iOS 12. The iPhone 7 launched with iOS 10.0.1 out of the box and is currently running iOS 15.6.1, which means it has also received six major updates so far.
Size and Design
The smaller of the two phones, the iPhone 6 was the more popular choice as it didn’t take iPhone 4 and 5 users very far. iPhones were incredibly square with straight edges and hard sides. The iPhone 6 was Apple’s first attempt at a sleeker design.
The slimness of the phone also makes it very comfortable to hold. It measures just 7.1mm front to back, 0.5mm. Compared to the newer phones on the market today, it’s much thinner and easier to hold than other iPhones.
Will the Iphone 6 Plus get iOS 15?
The original iPhone 6S, iPhone 6S Plus, and iPhone SE can be updated to iOS 15 if owned by a current owner. During Apple Worldwide Developers Conference 2021, Apple confirmed that any device running iOS 14 can also run iOS 15. Starting September 20, iOS 15 can be downloaded from the following iPhones: iPhone 13/13 mini/13 Pro/ 13 ProMax.
iPhone 6s and later (including iPhone SE) support iOS 13. Both iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus are newer models. iPhone SE and iPhone 7 Plus are available. iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus are available.
iPhone 6 End of life?
Then, last fall, we reported that Apple had made the decision not to make the latest version of its smartphone operating system, iOS 13, available for the iPhone 6 and all earlier models. This has led many to suggest that older iPhone owners better start saying goodbye to their trusted companions and think about upgrading. And with the next iteration of iOS likely to ditch the iPhone 6S as well, it looks like another classic could soon join the “end of life” ranks.
But how important is having the latest operating system? People worry that if they don’t have the latest version of iOS, they won’t get security updates for their phone and it will start to become vulnerable to attacks and bugs that will eventually make it useless. But that’s not the case: Apple still provides fixes and support for older versions of iOS, with an update to iOS 9, for example, released last June. So it’s still perfectly possible to run older iPhones on older versions of iOS, with Apple support and up-to-date security. You’re just missing out on some of the latest features coming with iOS 13.