Not too long ago, iOS 13 was announced. It dropped support for the iPhone 6/6+ at the same time as the 5S, despite it being a year older. This came as a surprise although many people had been speculating it for months. This now leaves the 6S, 6S+, and SE as the oldest iPhones to run iOS 13.
Although iOS 13 wasn’t released to the public very long ago, only about two weeks, people are wondering: will the 6S support iOS 14?
The iPhone 6S consists of an Apple A9 processor and 2GB RAM. However, it, along with the SE, are the last two iPhones to feature 16GB storage options, which is tight for any iPhone on iOS 10 or later. The iPhone 7 moved onto 32GB as its lowest option.
iOS updates, along with apps, take up a lot of storage nowadays. This means that 16GB iPhones could potentially become slower after updating to the point where they become like the iPhone 4S on iOS 9, and I know what that’s like, hence why I downgraded it to iOS 8.4.1.
The 6S and SE are still very capable phones and run brilliantly on iOS 13. However, if Apple do want to release iOS 14 for it, they should definitely restrict some features to 32GB variants and larger, as 16GB just isn’t enough anymore and Apple should end the life of 16GB iPhones carefully without slowing them down a lot first.
So, to conclude, I think that Apple should ensure that if the 6S and SE get iOS 14 (which they should), they should keep it fast performance-wise and go easy on 16GB variants.
Do you think the 6S and SE should get iOS 13 or not? Why? Leave your opinion down below in the comments.