Is the iPhone 6 obsolete?
The phone was discontinued a few years ago, but it still gets security patches and technical support from Apple – perhaps not for much longer. Apple has now added the iPhone 6 to its list of “vintage” products.
How long will your iPhone support iOS updates?
Once an iPhone gets too old, it can no longer adequately support iOS. This is when support stops. With Apple’s modern iPhones, the iPhone 11, iPhone X, or iPhone 13, you will get at least six years’ worth of iOS updates. This is the average, although it could change, depending on features that Apple adds to iOS.
How long will iOS 12 support the iPhone 5S?
The iPhone 5s and 6 have received bug fixes updates with iOS 12, and the 5s is nearing its 7th year in support. Because Apple included very powerful chips in the iPhone 8 and upwards, its expected that the software support for these devices could last for 8 or more years. Typically, it’s been about 5 years, but as I’ve just explained, this changes.
What is the average lifespan of an iPhone?
Officially, iPhones should all last with full software updates and support for 3 years. However, many iPhones have been supported for far longer. The longest I can recal was for the iPhone 5s which was supported through 6 releases of iOS from iOS 7 to iOS 12 from 2013 to 2018. Typically for about 5 years.