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Apple's new iOS 14 operating system is compatible with many older iPhones, including the original iPhone SE, the iPhone 6s, and the iPhone 6s Plus, meaning the new update works with iPhones that are five years old and newer.

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Apple's list of compatible devices confirms that ‌iOS 14‌ is compatible with all of these iPhones:
  • iPhone 11
  • iPhone 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max
  • iPhone XS and XS Max
  • iPhone XR
  • ‌iPhone‌ X
  • ‌iPhone‌ 8 and ‌8 Plus
  • ‌iPhone‌ 7 and 7 Plus
  • ‌iPhone SE‌
  • ‌iPhone‌ 6s and 6s Plus
  • iPod touch (7th generation)
The new version of iPadOS is also compatible with a wide range of older devices:
  • All ‌iPad‌ Pros
  • iPad‌ (7th generation)
  • iPad‌ (6th generation)
  • iPad‌ (5th generation)
  • iPad‌ mini 5
  • iPad‌ mini 4
  • iPad Air (3rd generation)
  • iPad‌ Air 2
iOS and iPadOS 14 will be limited to registered developers at launch, but Apple plans to make a public beta available later this summer. iOS and iPadOS 14 will launch to the public in the fall.

Article Link: iOS 14 Compatible With iPhone 6s and 6s Plus and Later
 
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Sirious

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Being serious are any Android devices from the 6S time still getting updates? I havent stayed completly up to speed with them. This is amazing for people who hold phones for the long term.

Its seriously fantastic news for older generation users, like my parents, who dont always buy new devices like us and get "hand me downs". They can benefit so much with new features, without spending money on new devices.
 
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velocityg4

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That's nice but a bit unexpected. Then again I suppose not since the 6s has as much RAM as the 7. It's just a bit slower but a lot of the specs are similar. I'm guessing iOS 15 will be a culling like iOS 13. It looks like Apple thins out the ranks every other generation now.
 
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Homme

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They didn’t mention the Mini’s but the Mini 4 is getting iPadOS 14 too

now if the 6/6+ series only had an extra Gig more RAM
 
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C DM

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I guess there other half of this comes down to whether or not all the new features will be supported on all the devices that can run iOS 14.
 

canadianreader

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Apple's list of compatible devices confirms that ‌iOS 13‌ is compatible with all of these iPhones:
  • iPhone 11
  • iPhone 11 Pro
  • iPhone 11 Pro Max
  • iPhone XS
    ‌- iPhone XS‌ Max
  • iPhone XR
  • ‌iPhone‌ X
  • ‌iPhone‌ 8 and ‌iPhone‌ 8 Plus
  • ‌iPhone‌ 7 and 7 Plus
  • ‌iPhone SE‌
  • ‌iPhone‌ 6s and 6s Plus
  • iPod touch (7th-generation)
The new version of iPadOS is also compatible with a wide range of older devices:
  • All ‌iPad‌ Pros
  • iPad‌ (7th generation)
  • iPad‌ (6th generation)
    ‌- iPad‌ (5th generation)
    ‌- ‌iPad‌ mini 5
    ‌- ‌iPad‌ mini 4
    ‌- iPad Air (3rd generation)
    ‌- ‌iPad‌ Air 2
iOS and iPadOS 14 will be limited to registered developers at launch, but Apple plans to make a public beta available later this summer. iOS and iPadOS 14 will launch to the public in the fall.

Article Link: iOS 14 Compatible With iPhone 6s and 6s Plus and Later

iOS 14 not 13
 

mi7chy

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Being serious are any Android devices from the 6S time still getting updates? I havent stayed completly up to speed with them. This is amazing for people who hold phones for the long term.

Android has had these features for almost a decade so iOS/iPadOS are catching up. For people that use cross platform this is welcomed change since it makes iOS/iPadOS less annoyingly outdated.
 

Cloudane

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I can't believe they've FINALLY fixed the icon dump that has played a not-insignificant part in pushing me to Android about 2 or 3 times in its ~13 year existence. Better late than never :D
 

mnsportsgeek

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Glad my 5th gen iPad is getting this. I was a little worried.

I don't know how much more life it has in it though. It only lasts about a day on standby right now, and it's probably not worth the battery replacement like maybe a pro would be.
 
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