Will YOUR iPhone Get iOS 15 Update? Here’s The Full List…



Apple’s iOS 15 is now available. But not all iPhones will get it. In this guide, we’ll show you which iPhones will get iOS 15


Apple launches a new version of iOS every year. In 2020, alongside the iPhone 12, it was iOS 14. In 2021, with the release of the iPhone 13, it is the turn of iOS 15.

As always, Apple’s iOS support for its iPhones is great. Most iPhones get around 7-8 years of iOS updates – more than double the support of 99.9% of Android phones. But there are still casualties every year.

As iOS develops, things change and more power is often required. This means older iPhones sometimes don’t get access to the latest build of iOS. For instance, Apple no longer supports the iPhone 6, iPhone 5s, or the iPhone 5 – they’re just too old.

Which iPhones Will Get iOS 15 Update?

The following iPhone models will be getting iOS 15:

  • iPhone 13
  • iPhone 13 Mini
  • iPhone 13 Pro
  • iPhone 13 Pro Max
  • iPhone 12
  • iPhone 12 Mini
  • iPhone 12 Pro
  • iPhone 12 Pro Max
  • iPhone 11
  • iPhone 11 Pro
  • iPhone 11 Pro Max
  • iPhone XS
  • iPhone XS Max
  • iPhone XR
  • iPhone X
  • iPhone 8
  • iPhone 8 Plus
  • iPhone 7
  • iPhone 7 Plus
  • iPhone 6S
  • iPhone 6S Plus
  • iPhone SE (first and second generation)
  • iPod Touch (seventh generation)

Will iPhone 6 Get iOS 15 Update?

As you can see, Apple’s iOS 15 update will be available for iPhones all the way down to the iPhone 6s. If you’re running an iPhone 6 or older, you will not be getting updated to iOS 15. This means your iPhone has reached its end-of-life and it is time to think about an upgrade.

The iPhone 6 came out in 2016, so you’ve had five years of support from Apple. That’s pretty good. The best you’ll get with an Android phone is three years. Plus, if you’ve been running an iPhone 6 since 2016, its battery life is probably shot which is never good.

The upside to upgrading your old iPhone 6 is that Apple’s newer iPhones – the iPhone 11 and up – are massively more powerful. They not only look different, thanks to their new design and things like FACE ID, but they also have massively improved display technology and cameras.

Is The iPhone 11 Pro Max Discontinued
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Apple’s Still EPIC iPhone 11 Pro Max. You Won’t Believe How Cheap It Is Now…

If you don’t want to spend a ton of money on a new iPhone but still want something extremely powerful and modern, the iPhone 11 Pro Max is now very affordable. And while it doesn’t have 5G, the phone is still a beast where it counts – performance, camera, screen tech, and design.

The fact that the iPhone 11 Pro Max is now cheaper than Apple’s entry-level iPhone 12 from 2020 makes this phone exceptionally great value. As I said, if you can live without 5G, and you want to save a ton of money on your next iPhone, the iPhone 11 Pro Max is well worth a look in 2022.

If you go with the iPhone 12 or newer, meaning Apple’s iPhone 13 range, you’ll also get support for 5G too which will help future-proof your purchase over, say, the iPhone 11 or iPhone X which do not have 5G.

And while 5G is still in its infancy, it is worth getting 5G on your next phone because the standard is developing quickly and will become the norm in the next couple of years. If you plan on holding on to your iPhone for a few years or more, you’ll want to get one that can run 5G.

My advice? Go with Apple’s iPhone 13. Apple has massively improved the iPhone 13’s battery performance over the iPhone 12, especially on the Pro and Pro Max models. The iPhone 12 is great but its battery life is no way near as good as the iPhone 13’s.

And despite what anyone says, battery life is still massively important.

NETWORKCOST PER MONTHUPFRONT FEE
THREE£31pm w/ Unlimited Data£29
EE£42pm w/ 40GB Data£30
VODAFONE£31.50pm w/ Unlimited Data£29
O2£48pm w/ 150GB Data£30
Average Price of iPhone 13 at UK’s Biggest Phone Networks

Also, check out Does The iPhone 13 Have MagSafe? And be sure to check out What Is Live Text On iPhone And How Do You Use It? And check out all the new features in iOS 15.4! And be sure to dive into iOS 15.5: Check Out ALL The Major Features!

Can’t wait for iOS 16? Check out all the new iOS 16 features here!

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Richard Goodwin

Richard Goodwin has been working as a tech journalist for over 10 years. He is the editor and owner of KnowYourMobile.

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