The “active” life cycle of a iPhone undoubtedly the largest in the smartphone industry and, when I refer to the active life, I speak of the period in which the handset continues to receive updates from its descendants and gaining the latest features set by the manufacturer (or at least some of them). , since not all actually reach the devices older").
Still, it comes to an end one day: even the most powerful and resilient hardware will no longer be updated by Apple, eventually being classified as classic or obsolete. The idea in the table below is to survey the active life of each iPhone (and iPod touch, too) already released, so you can analyze Apple's longevity patterns and perhaps even make a better decision at the time of. Choose a new handset especially if we are talking about a used device.
Our table will be updated as needed (ie whenever a new model of iPhone / iPod touch is released or a completely new version of iOS is released), so the invitation is invited to check back this post anytime.
|iPhone (original)||2007||iPhone OS 1.0||iPhone OS 3.1.3|
|iPhone 3G||2008||iPhone OS 2.0||iOS 4.2.1|
|iPhone 3GS||2009||iPhone OS 3.0||iOS 6.1.6|
|iPhone 4||2010||iOS 4||iOS 7.1.2|
|iPhone 4s||2011||iOS 5||iOS 9.3.6|
|iPhone 5||2012||iOS 6||iOS 10.3.4|
|iPhone 5c||2013||iOS 7||iOS 10.3.4|
|iPhone 5s||2013||iOS 7||iOS 12.4.3|
|iPhone 6/6 Plus||2014||iOS 8||iOS 12.4.3|
|iPhone 6s / 6s Plus||2015||iOS 9||last available|
|iPhone SE||2016||iOS 9.3||last available|
|iPhone 7/7 Plus||2016||iOS 10||last available|
|iPhone 8/8 Plus||2017||iOS 11||last available|
|iPhone X||2017||iOS 11||last available|
|iPhone XS / XS Max||2018||iOS 12||last available|
|iPhone XR||2018||iOS 12||last available|
|iPhone 11||2019||iOS 13||last available|
|iPhone 11 Pro / 11 Pro Max||2019||iOS 13||last available|
|iPod touch (original)||2007||iPhone OS 1.1||iPhone OS 3.1.3|
|iPod touch (2nd generation)||2008||iPhone OS 2.1.1||iOS 4.2.1|
|iPod touch (3rd generation)||2009||iPhone OS 3.1||iOS 5.1.1|
|iPod touch (4th generation)||2010||iOS 4.1||iOS 6.1.6|
|iPod touch (5th generation)||2012||iOS 6||iOS 9.3.6|
|iPod touch (16GB, 5th generation)||2013||iOS 6.1.3||iOS 9.3.6|
|iPod touch (6th generation)||2015||iOS 8.4||iOS 12.4.3|
|iPod touch (7th generation)||2019||iOS 12.3.1||last available|
For those interested, we also have these guides for Macs, iPads, Apple Watches, and Apple TVs.
Last Update: December 6, 2019.