Are Apple Phones Expensive? To be. But the company has a good reputation for the durability of its smartphones. With proper construction, they also receive many years of software updates.
While on Android at least not all brands provide two years of updates, Apple usually offers five for their devices. Since it launches devices every year, it’s inevitable that every year some device leaves the company’s official support list.
With a good reputation in the industry, The Verifier says that with the arrival of iOS 15 in the second half of 2021, the iPhone 6s and iPhone SE (2016) will no longer receive updates. That is, the devices should stay on iOS 14. This is the same source that anticipated the discontinuation of updates for certain devices with the launch of iOS 12.
If confirmed, Apple’s decision will make sense: the iPhone 6s will have received four years worth of updates, a sign to make any Android smartphone jealous; and the iPhone SE will also be inaugurated for a period of four years. It is worth noting that in 2020 the company has launched a new generation for the latter.
For example, all Apple phones of the iPhone 7 would get iOS 15 in 2016. In the case of the said device, this may be the last update in its lifecycle, but it is too early to anticipate Apple’s decisions.
It’s worth remembering that Samsung began to take special care of its top of the range and popular middlemen. The company was one of the Android phone manufacturers to offer only two version updates, but in 2020 it changed some internal policies and supports devices for three years.