An Israeli site came up with a very concerning rumor for the owners of some older iPhone smartphones. According to the portal, iOS 13 won’t support old iPhone devices, from iPhone 5S to iPhone 6S. Apple did not confirm the rumors, so we should take it with a grain of salt until the Cupertino-based company comes out with an announcement in that regard.
“The company is currently completing the process of building the operating system, iOS 13, which will be presented for the first time at the company’s annual developer conference, the WWDC 2019, which will take place this June. According to previous years, the update is expected to be released to all users for free in September, together with the launch of the new iPhones,” the Israeli site, The Verifier, stated.
“But just before we get a look at the next update of the iOS 13 operating system and what the innovations will be, we can say today that the company will lower support for several iPhones and iPads that will not be updated,” the news portal continued.
Reportedly, iOS 13 Won’t Support Older iPhone Smartphones
The Verifier, the Israeli site that came out with the rumor that iOS 13 won’t support older iPhone smartphones and iPad models, also presented a list of the devices that won’t get the update. According to them, the following iPhones and iPads won’t get iOS 13:
- iPhone 6s Plus – Update is in question
- iPhone 6 Plus
- iPhone SE – Update is in question
- iPhone 5s
- iPad Mini 2
- iPad Mini 3
- iPad mini 4 – Update is in question
- iPad Air
- iPad Air 2
- iPod touch 6th generation
We should not take this rumors as true, at least not until Apple confirms it. However, The Verifier provided some accurate news regarding Apple and its iPhone smartphones and iPad tablets. If indeed iOS 13 won’t support iPhone smartphones, owners of devices from the list above would have nothing else to do than use iOS 12 versions or upgrade to newer iDevices.