iOS 15 to support iPhone 7 and newer

The news: Owners of iPhones with A9 chips won’t be getting iOS 15, according The Verifier (54.3% accurate).

  • iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus and iPhone SE may no longer be supported with the launch of iOS 15 next year
  • An iPhone 7 or newer will likely be required to run the next major version of iOS
  • iOS 15 beta 1 could release as soon as June 2021, if Apple follows tradition

Our take: This is what I expected, and historically The Verifier gets this right. Apple technically should have cut off support for iPhone 6s and SE device this year, but gave them another year of life with iOS 14.