Apple doesn't really care what you think. Not only will it sell a stand for its newest monitor , it's also making a bunch of older iPhones obsolete. At the company's held in , the tech giant unveiled two mobile updates on Monday: for iPhones and iPadOS for iPad tablets. While the operating systems offer several new features, iOS 13 won't be coming to all Apple devices, including 2014's . These phones will essentially be left out from getting the latest-and-greatest in terms of software, from Apple.
Both iOS 13 and iPadOS have a new dark mode option for interfaces and a redesigned Photos app. You'll also get more customization options for Memoji on iOS 13 and text-editing gestures for iPadOS. The OS' will be available in the fall and phones to iPhone 6S and .ranging from the new iPhone XS
But again, there are other iPhones and iPads that will not be able to receive the iOS 13 and iPadOS updates, even though these devices can run the penultimate iOS 12 software.
Devices that can't update to iOS 13 or iPadOS:
- iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus
- iPhone 5S (and older)
- (the will be able to run iOS 13)
- iPad Mini 3
- iPad Mini 2
- iPod Touch (sixth generation and older)
As of February 24, 83% of Apple's mobile devices on the market were running iOS 12, the company's mobile software from late 2018. Another 12% used iOS 11, and 5% of devices ran an older version, according to the company's developer dashboard. By comparison, only about 10 percent of Android devices ran Google's latest software, dubbed Pie, as of May 7.
If you have any of these devices, you'll either have to stay on iOS 12 or be forced to buy a new iPhone that is compatible with the new OS. If you think your older iPhone still has a lot of life in it but is a bit slow, read CNET's.