iOS 14 on iPhone 6s, iPhone 7, iPhone 8 and iPhone SE: it became known whether old Apple smartphones will receive new software


At the WWDC 2020 developer conference, Apple introduced the iOS 14 operating system with a redesigned main screen and full support for widgets.

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Will iOS 14 be available on iPhone 6s, iPhone 7 and iPhone SE?

iOS 14 will support the same devices as iOS 13. Thus, the new operating system can be installed on all iPhone models, including the old ones: iPhone SE, iPhone 6S and iPhone 7.

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List of iPhone and iPod Touch that will support iOS 14

  • iPhone 11
  • iPhone 11 Pro
  • iPhone 11 Pro Max
  • iPhone XS
  • iPhone XS Max
  • iPhone XR
  • iPhone X
  • iPhone 8
  • iPhone 8 Plus
  • iPhone 7
  • iPhone 7 Plus
  • iPhone 6s
  • iPhone 6s Plus
  • iPhone SE 2
  • iPhone SE
  • iPod touch (7th generation)

Meanwhile, iPadOS 14 will no longer support iPad mini 4 and iPad Air 2. They appeared on sale in September 2015 and October 2014, respectively, but received support for iOS 13.

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List of iPads that will support iPadOS 14

  • 12.9-inch iPad Pro
  • 11-inch ‌iPad Pro
  • 10.5-inch ‌iPad Pro‌
  • 9.7-inch PiPad Pro‌
  • ‌IPad‌ (7th generation)
  • iPad‌ (6th generation)
  • ‌IPad‌ (5th generation)
  • iPad‌ mini (5th generation)
  • iPad Air (3rd generation)

As a result, the iPhone 5s, iPad Air, and iPad mini 2 weren’t included in the compatibility list, but the iPhone SE and iPhone 6s received an update to iOS 13.

The official Apple device compatibility list for previous iOS 12 software was exactly the same as for iOS 11. This can be considered Apple’s response to allegations of intentional obsolescence of devices planned by the manufacturer. It is noteworthy that even devices such as the iPhone SE, which is five years old, are still officially supported by the latest current Apple software.

If Apple continues to use software updates to make their devices faster and reduce the number of errors the third year for the selected line.

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When iOS 14 Releases

Traditionally, Apple released the first beta version for developers of the new mobile operating system (iOS 14) immediately after the Developers Conference (WWDC) on June 22, 2020. The official release will take place in September 2020 along with the release of iPhone 12.

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