Apple has introduced iOS 16 at WWDC 2022. In iOS 16, users will get to see many significant changes. But, with this, the old iPhone users were shocked. The company is about to stop support for many iPhone models.
According to the report, with the new iOS software update, Apple ends support for the iPhone 6S, iPhone SE (2016) and iPhone 7. That is, these models will no longer be given new software updates. However, the device will continue to work.
Let us tell you that iOS 16 is the primary software version of the company. With iOS 16, users will also be able to edit messages sent from the Messages app. Apart from this, now the lock screen of the iPhone can be more customized.
All these features will be available for iPhone 8 or later. This means that phones launched before 2016 will not get Apple software updates. However, this move of the company is not new. Apple keeps ending support for older phones from time to time.
What will happen if support ends?
As mentioned above, Apple is ending support for the iPhone 6S, iPhone SE (2016) and iPhone 7. You will be able to use your phone and apps even after the end of support. However, your device may become a victim of malware or hacks if the new iOS software update is unavailable.
With software updates, the company keeps on fixing security bugs. However, the company can give some security updates to these devices. However, this update can only be for a critical vulnerability. Because of this, these users should think about getting a new phone in terms of security.