Apple’s WWDC 2022 event has come and gone, and with it, the announcement that certain iPhones will no longer be supported. This means that any iPhones introduced in 2016 or earlier, including the iPhone 6S, iPhone SE and iPhone 7, will no longer be receiving Apple software updates.
The move is not unexpected, as Apple regularly retires software support on older devices. As new software is released, it often requires more powerful hardware to run effectively, which older devices may not be able to handle. This is why Apple typically retires software support for devices that are more than five years old.
The lack of software updates means that these older iPhones will no longer be able to take advantage of the latest features and security updates. This could leave them vulnerable to malicious software and hackers. It also means that any apps released after the retirement date will not be compatible with these devices.
The good news is that Apple has provided a workaround for those who still want to use their older iPhones. The company has released a special version of iOS 14, called iOS 14.5.1, that is compatible with these devices. This version of iOS will still receive security updates, but it won’t have access to the latest features.
For those who are still using an iPhone 6S, iPhone SE or iPhone 7, it’s important to keep in mind that Apple will no longer be providing software updates for these devices. This means that it’s important to keep your device up to date with the latest security patches, and to be aware of any potential vulnerabilities. It’s also important to be aware of any apps that may not be compatible with these devices.