How long will iphone 6 be supported?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by chpark, Sep 24, 2015.

  1. chpark macrumors newbie

    Sep 24, 2015
    Hello everyone!

    I just sold my iphone 5s to get the iphone 6.
    I did not upgrade to iphone 6s since now iphone 6 is cheaper.

    I am curious how long will iphone 6 will be supported from apple (will it last to iOS 11 or 12?)
    Please let me know!
  2. ultravisitor macrumors 6502a


    Sep 6, 2015
    Chicago, IL
    I left my crystal ball back at work. Otherwise, I'd answer.
  3. xienze macrumors newbie

    Sep 10, 2015
    I'd say odds are quite good that iOS 12 will be made available for it. The 4S got iOS 9 support, if that's any indication.
  4. sterl320 macrumors 6502

    Apr 3, 2015
  5. hovscorpion12 macrumors 65816


    Sep 12, 2011
    5-6 Years. The iPhone 4S is the first iPhone to support five major versions of iOS: iOS 5, 6, 7, 8, and 9. I would assume for the 6 it would last for a decade
  6. antiretro macrumors newbie

    Jul 7, 2015
    Next ios will probably be the last one ip6 will run as smooth as it is today, but 11 will be supported too. By supported, you won't have apronlem if you're not a heavy user for ~3 years now on.

    Ugh, people like you still exist?

    I think ios9 support is because of ios9 not 4s, it was an optimization update afterall,
  7. eyoungren macrumors Core


    Aug 31, 2011
    ten-zero-eleven-zero-zero by zero-two
    Possibly. But iOS9 has a lot in it beyond just being optimizations.

    The iPhone 4 only made it to iOS 7. The 4s got 8 and 9 because the model was Apple's Golden Child for so long.

    OP, the iPhone 5 runs iOS 9 and that's a 2012 model. It's expected to run iOS 10.

    Your 6 will be fine.
  8. xienze macrumors newbie

    Sep 10, 2015
    Hmm I think you're being a tad bit optimistic there. Five years from release is probably the max you can expect in an industry that moves as fast as wireless does.
  9. dave420 macrumors 65816

    Jun 15, 2010
    I think some people in this thread are a little too optimistic about how long it will be supported. It has been a little under 4 years since the 4S was released, which was a powerful phone for its time. I remember saying at the time it would probably be supported for longer than any previous iPhones.

    Now it runs very slow and can barely multitask (RAM limitations I bet, ring a bell for the iPhone 6 anyone?). I try to play a game on the phone and I can forget about being able to take a phone call. Oh and forget playing Apple Music while some apps are open.
    So your iPhone 6 may still be supported in 4-5 years, but don't expect nearly the same experience you have today. I expect the 6+ to be discontinued much sooner, by next year at the latest. Apple seems to like slowing devices down after a couple years and you'll probably want a new one. Your 1 GB of RAM is gonna limit you more and more each year.

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