As always after the announcement of a major update for its OS, Apple has detailed the list of compatible devices. Three iPhones will not upgrade to iOS 16.
Every year, Apple impresses with the list of devices eligible to download the latest major update. During WWDC, the firm naturally lifted the veil on iOS 16, the next update scheduled for the end of the year for the iPhone. On the program, a new lock screen, updates for Apple Pay, Plan and iMessage, and for home automation with Matter. Changes that some consider light, but sufficient to leave aside old devices.
The list of iOS 16 compatible iPhones
Here is the list of iPhones that will be entitled to iOS 16.
It can be seen that Apple is abandoning the first generation iPhone SE. In doing so, the brand no longer offers support for the small four-inch screen of this device. The iPhone 6S and iPhone 7 will also remain blocked under iOS 15. It is therefore two generations at once that the firm decides to no longer follow. In other words, an Apple “Bionic” chip is now required to use the new version of iOS. It is the first chip from Apple to integrate a Neural Engine circuit for AI.
Goodbye iPod Touch
The iPod Touch will not receive the update to iOS 16. This was expected since Apple announced the end of the iPod, a product line that marked an entire generation. From now on, iOS is dedicated to the iPhone.
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