Rumors: Some iPhone Models not supported in iOS 13
Tech giant, Apple is poised to announce its latest handset software upgrade, iOS 13, at the Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) in June 2019. However, there has already been a lot of speculation going round regarding this software including what it will pack once released.
iOS 13 compatibility with older iPhone and other Apple devices
iOS 12 is arguably the most inclusive iOS software that Apple has built to date with compatibility for most iOS devices. However, it is understood that the anticipated iOS 13 may require devices to have the A8 chipset, different screens or higher to support it. If this turns out to be true, older Apple devices including iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, iPhone 6s, iPad Air 2, and iPad mini 3 among others may be axed off the iOS 13 compatibility list.
With Apple expected to release their iOS 13 this fall, there is unconfirmed rumors that the tech giant will discontinue support for the iPhone 6, iPhone 6S and iPhone SE. Further, these rumors insinuate that Apple intends to withdraw its support services for iPads counting the iPad mini 2, iPad mini 3, iPad 4, iPad Air, and iPad Air 2.
Forcible iPhone upgrades?
Discontinuing compatibility and support for iPhone 6 model will indicate Apple’s possible intention to do the same to a sizeable range of its devices. This will mean users of several generations of iPads and iPhones will have to upgrade their hardware to enjoy the new iOS 13 software.
If these rumors hold, Apple will have deviated from their usual strategy of availing support to most of their devices in use. However, these reports are unconfirmed so we’ll have to wait for the company’s official brief to be certain of any developments in the pipeline. All in all, we’re quite skeptical about Apple making this unprecedented move considering that it could likely cost the company thousands of loyal customers and lots of revenue.