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iOS 16 Supported Devices: Apple dropped these five models from the update

Apple has unveiled the latest version of their mobile operating system for iPhones, iOS 16. When the software update arrives, five older iPhone models will not be getting it. A leakster had earlier tipped us that three models, iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus and the iPhone SE (2016), will not be eligible. It turns out that Apple had other ideas.


Announced at WWDC 2022, features of the iOS 16 update include: lockscreen personalisation, the ability to unsend iMessages, automatic transcription under videos, maps availability in 11 more countries, among others.

The biggest improvement that this update is about are the new lockscreen features. You will be able to personalise your Lock Screen with photos, customised widgets, updates, and notifications. So what iPhone models are eligible for this update when it rolls out?

iOS 16 Supported Devices

iOS 16 Supported Devices

If you want a taste of iOS 16, you have to buy an iPhone 8 or newer device. Your options are:


  1. iPhone 8
  2. iPhone 8 Plus
  3. iPhone X
  4. iPhone XR
  5. iPhone XS
  6. iPhone XS Max
  7. iPhone 11
  8. iPhone 11 Pro
  9. iPhone 11 Pro Max
  10. iPhone SE 2020
  11. iPhone 12 Mini
  12. iPhone 12
  13. iPhone 12 Pro
  14. iPhone 12 Pro Max
  15. iPhone 13 mini
  16. iPhone 13
  17. iPhone 13 Pro
  18. iPhone 13 Pro Max
  19. iPhone SE 5G

The following five models have now been dropped off the table and are not eligible for the update:

  1. iPhone 6s
  2. iPhone 6s Plus
  3. iPhone 7
  4. iPhone 7 Plus
  5. iPhone SE (1st generation)

iOS 16 Release Date

IOS 16 is expected to start rolling out in September 2022 immediately iPhone 14 is announced.

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If you own one of the older devices, it might be time for you to replace it with an eligible model, so you can be ready to enjoy the new features rolling out with iOS 16 in September.

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