07 June 2019
Apple's annual developer conference WWDC is just a little over two weeks away. It is the event where we will get to know about its plans for next year including products as well as services. One of the major announcements at the event will be about iOS 13, the next major iOS release which will be coming to the devices. And now, there is a report detailing devices that will and will not be receiving the upgrade.
The report has been published by iPhoneSoft.fr mentioning that there are four iPhone models and two iPad models for which Apple will be dropping the software support. These include the iPhone 5s, iPhone SE, iPhone 6, and iPhone 6 Plus along with the iPad mini 2 and iPad Air. All of these devices are said not to be on the list of devices that Apple plans to upgrade to iOS 13.
As far as iPhones are concerned, the inclusion of the iPhone 5s and iPhone 6 lineup makes sense as they are now six and five years old devices respectively. It is a fair enough time for a device to keep receiving timely updates. It is the iPhone SE which is only three years old and could have received an upgrade for at least one more year. It is quite possible that the decision to exclude the tiny iPhone is because of performance issues with the new software.
It is worth noting that there is nothing official about the iOS 13 compatibility list shared by the publication. We will have to wait for WWDC 2019 to kick off for knowing all the actual details which will happen on June 3rd.