The Apple world surrounded by rumors. O It has been part of this world for many years and so we know how to differentiate well between sources which have a good track record from those that do not have the same backing and therefore should not be taken so seriously. Sometimes, however, even without a relevant history, the information makes so much sense that the chances of it being true are great. the case here.
The french site iPhoneSoft released (Google Translate) citing as its source an Apple developer working directly with the company's mobile operating system the supposed list of devices which will be compatible with the iOS 13, which should be presented at WWDC19 and released in September / October after a trial period.
In addition to the successors of the XS, XS Max and XR iPhones, these would be smartphones compatible with the next major version of iOS:
- iPhone XS
- iPhone XS Max
- iPhone XR
- iPhone X
- iPhone 8
- iPhone 8 Plus
- iPhone 7
- iPhone 7 Plus
- iPhone 6s
- iPhone 6s Plus
Of those that currently support iOS 12 and would be cut in the future version, we will have:
- iPhone 6
- iPhone 6 Plus
- iPhone SE
- iPhone 5s
If the information is really true, we are talking about an important Apple decision for the following reason: iPhones 6 and 6 Plus sold very well and, to this day, are only Ma's handsets with the largest installed base. Taking them out of the list of compatible devices is bad as it would leave many users unable to take advantage of the company's new software; On the other hand, we are talking about smartphones launched in 2014 (ie five years ago), and one hour this support has to end, there is nowhere to run.
By the way, no longer supporting iPhones 6/6 Plus as they have a fairly large base, we may see a lot of people upgrading to newer models (something that will undoubtedly benefit Apple).
J o iPhone SE It has hardware very similar to that of 6s. Why, then, would it no longer be supported? O 9to5Mac hypothesized that Apple was filing once and for all devices with 4 inch screens which may make some sense.
For iPads, the list of iOS 13 compatible devices would be this:
- 12.9 inch iPad Pro (3rd generation)
- 12.9 inch iPad Pro (2 generation)
- 12.9 inch iPad Pro (1 generation)
- 11 inch iPad Pro
- 10.5 inch iPad Pro
- 9.7 inch iPad Pro
- iPad (6th generation)
- iPad (5th generation)
- iPad Air (3rd generation)
- iPad Air 2
- iPad mini (5th generation)
- iPad mini 4
- iPad mini 3
As with iPhones, some iPads that currently support iOS 12 would be cut off from the list:
J o iPod touch (6th generation) I would still be able to run iOS 13 in a good way. Apple may still launch a seventh generation model, after all, the current one is about to turn four.
IOS 13, as we speak, comes with some good news like Dark Mode, Smarter Mail, a new app that would be the mix of Search My Friends and Search My iPhone, and more; Still, according to recent rumors, he should keep a strong focus on performance.