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Rumor claims iOS 14 will still support iPhone SE, iPhone 6S

According to a new rumor, every phone that can run iOS 13 will be able to run iOS 14. (Image via Apple)
According to a new rumor, every phone that can run iOS 13 will be able to run iOS 14. (Image via Apple)
A new rumor from French website iPhonesoft claims that iOS 14 will be compatible with the iPhone 6S, 6S Plus, and original iPhone SE. However, the upcoming version of iPadOS will supposedly drop support for the iPad Air 2 and iPad Mini 4. Apple is expected to announce the new versions of their mobile operating systems at WWDC in June.
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If you’re still using an iPhone from 2015, you might be able to breathe easy. A new rumor claims that iOS 14 will be compatible with the original iPhone SE and iPhone 6S.

The rumor comes from iPhonesoft, a French website that has previously released rumored compatibility lists for previous versions of iOS. According to iPhonesoft, every iPhone released in 2015 or later will be supported by iOS 14. This includes the iPhone 6s, iPhone 6S Plus, and iPhone SE, as well as newer handsets like the iPhone 7 family, the iPhone 8 family, iPhone X, iPhone XR, iPhone XS and XS Max, and the iPhone 11 family. Obviously, the upcoming iPhone 12 will also be able to run iOS 14.

Keep in mind this is a rumor, but it may come as a relief to users of older iPhones. Considering the iPhone 6S, iPhone 6S Plus, and original iPhone SE were the last iPhones with headphone jacks, many users have opted to hang on to their old iPhones for as long as possible.

iPadOS, on the other hand, is dropping support for some older tablets. According to iPhonesoft, the 2020 release of iPadOS will no longer run on the iPad Air 2 or iPad Mini 4. Newer iPad devices will still be able to install the latest version, at least for one more year.

Apple routinely announces new software at its WWDC conference every year in June. As such, we can expect to see iOS 14 and the latest version of iPadOS make their debuts at that event. Once the operating systems are officially announced, we’ll have confirmation as to whether this rumor is true or not. Until then, legacy iPhone users should keep their eye on iOS 14’s development for further information.

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Sam Medley, 2020-01-26 (Update: 2020-01-26)
Sam Medley
Sam Medley - Review Editor - @samuel_medley
I've been a "tech-head" my entire life. After graduating college with a degree in Mathematics, I worked in finance and banking a few years before taking a job as a Systems Analyst for my local school district. I started working with Notebookcheck in October of 2016 and have enjoyed writing news articles and notebook reviews. My areas of interest include the business side of technology, retro gaming, Linux, and innovative gadgets. When I'm not hunched over an electronic device or writing code for a new database, I'm either outside with my family, playing a decade-old video game, or sitting behind a drum set.