Il Apple device support it is usually more durable than Android, but not eternal – which iPhones and iPads will be supported by iOS 16 and iPadOS 16? At the moment there is no official information yet. But some recent developments, such as the stop at iPod touch production, give an idea of what we might expect.
iOS 16 and iPadOS 16: which devices will be supported?
The analysis comes from MacRumors experts, who have kept in mind some perfectly sensible considerations when evaluating which devices may no longer receive support. The first data comes from the fact that iOS 13, 14 e 15 (and so iPadOS) supported the same number of devices.
But the fact that the last generation of iPod touch has been locked, suggests that it will no longer have support for the new operating system. And that updates to devices launched in the same period can also be deleted. Let’s talk about iPhone 6s and Plus, iPad Air 2, 5th generation iPad, 4th iPad mini and the first iPad Pro. But there may be other devices.
In fact, with the introduction of iOS 13, Apple had abandoned all devices that only had 2GB of RAM. It therefore makes sense that this time too the RAM memory is the discriminant for the supportmore than what generation of chips is on board.
Therefore, devices with only 3GB of RAM, such as iPhone 7 (my not iPhone 7 Plus), the sixth generation of iPad and the first generation of iPhone SE. Instead, it may receive the iPad Proalthough it came out with the iPod touch.
They may no longer receive the update:
- iPhone 6s, 6s Plus, SE (first generation) is 7
- iPod touch (7th generation)
- iPad Air 2
- iPad 5th and 6th generation
- The fourth generation of iPad mini
In total, nine devices. Instead all subsequent generations of the products and all iPad Pros could continue on ricevere iOS 16 and iPadOS 16.
However, these are only hypotheses. We will be able to officially know the devices supported by Apple during the WWDC 2022that will start on June 6th. We will keep you posted.