According to reports, not all devices running IOS 14 and iPad OS 14 can use IOS 15, and Apple plans to end the OS updates of the iPhone 6 series and the first generation iPhone Se in a major update in 2021.While Apple tries to maintain support for as many iPhones and iPads as possible by releasing operating systems, it occasionally removes some older models from the list. For 2021, there are already reports that apple is ready to bring some of its beloved models to an end.
The next big update to Apple's operating system will be cut off in IsraeliPhone6S series support, including iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S plus. In addition, the early iPhone se will face the same fate, which will be left on IOS 14.
Whether Apple supports hardware in the operating system is usually decided by the processor, and devices sharing the same chip are usually refused to upgrade the operating system at the same time. In this case, the iPhone 6S, iPhone 6S plus, and the first generation iPhone se all used A9.
The last time Apple reduced its IOS hardware support list was for IOS 13. Apple only offered iPhone 6, iPhone 5S and the sixth generationiPodTouch, the first generationiPadAir and third generation iPad mini provide iOS 12.4.3 patches. Support continues for iPhone and iPod touch equipment iOS 14, all support iOS 13.
Given that IOS 15 is nearly a year away, this still leaves apple with a lot of opportunities to change its mind about which devices to support when the next major operating system is released.