iOS 15: Which iPhone models are supported?

Another year another new iOS version. During WWDC 2021, Apple introduced iOS 15 which will be available later this year. Despite earlier rumours, iOS 15 still shares the same device compatibility list as iOS 14.

This means if your phone is currently running on iOS 14, it will be able to receive the latest iOS 15 update. This includes the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus from 2015 as well as the first gen iPhone SE from 2016. The new mobile operating system is also compatible with the 7th gen iPod touch.

Here’s the full list of compatible models which also include the iPhone 7 to the latest iPhone 12 series.

The iPhone 6s and 6s Plus are currently among Apple’s longest-running software-supported devices and it is set to receive up to 7 years of iOS updates. The iPhone 6s was launched in September 2015 with iOS 9 out of the box and it is amazing that it still survives the purge until at least 2022.

iOS 15 is now available for Apple developers and it will be released for public beta in July. The final iOS 15 version is expected to be rolled out around September or October alongside the new iPhone models.

Compared to its predecessor, iOS 15 isn’t really a groundbreaking update and some of the new features include improved FaceTime with SharePlay, updated iMessage app, improved DND mode with Focus and Notification Summary. There’s also an updated Photos and Camera app which now supports live text recognition and translation.

Are you still holding on to an iPhone 6s or iPhone SE? Let us know in the comments below.

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Alexander Wong