One of the advantages of iPhones over models using Android is that Apple supports its devices longer. So you can buy an iPhone today, and continue using it for five years or more, while still receiving updates, and even the latest version of the iOS operating system.
For example, in 2021, Apple again updated the iPhone 6S to iOS 15, while it is a model that was released in 2015. Moreover, this puts pressure on other manufacturers. In order to stay competitive with Apple, Google and Samsung have recently extended the support time for their latest high-end devices.
Samsung, which was once a terrible student, has recently become the king of Android updates. Indeed, Apple’s number one competitor has announced that it will update certain models to new versions of Android for four years.
It’s time to stop using iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus
However, even though Apple seems to want to support its smartphones for as long as possible, there is bound to come a time when a device can no longer be updated to new versions of iOS. For example, the last time the iPhone 6 received a new version of iOS was when iOS 12 was released in 2018.
And today, that is a problem. This is because while the iPhone 6 may still work and Apple continues to provide patches and security updates for this device, it may have compatibility issues with some apps (due to the fact that it uses an old version of iOS).
For example, if you’re still using an iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus, you won’t be able to use the Twitter app normally. As the 9to5Mac site reports, the social network has stopped working on these devices.
According to the media, it is still possible to see some tweets. But all other features would be broken.
Why ? According to the explanations of 9to5Mac, it seems that Twitter has already stopped supporting devices running iOS 12 at the beginning of 2021. Nevertheless, until now the application was still usable.
But following an update that would have also ended support for iOS 13, the app would have become unusable on devices running iOS 12. And although iOS 12 is only a very small part iPhone users, many users still expressed their anger on social networks. According to the latest official data from Apple, iOS 12 represents 7% of all active iPhones.
The good news is that if you want to stay with Apple, but don’t have the budget for an iPhone 13 or iPhone 13 Pro, the firm recently launched the 2022 iPhone SE. a compact model at 529 euros which will allow you to have the same performance as the iPhone 13, as well as access to 5G networks.