iOS 13 may reportedly drop support for iPhone 6, iPhone SE, iPad mini and more: What this means for users

Apple iOS 13 could be dropping support for the iPhone 5s, iPhone SE, iPhone 6, and the iPad Air.

Your iPhone/iPad may stop updating after iOS 13 launch

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The next iOS 13 may be dropping support for popular Apple devices like the iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone SE, iPad Mini 2, and the iPad Air – a new report has emerged. According to a piece published by French blog, Apple iOS 13 could be dropping support for the iPhone 5s, iPhone SE, iPhone 6, and the iPad Air. The report seems to be questionable but if it turns out to be true, then users of the iPhone 6, 6 Plus, SE, iPad Mini 2, and iPad Air will not be able to update their devices to the latest upcoming iOS 13.

However, this is in the rumours stage and there are a lot of questions which have to be answered first before Apple decides to pull the plug. MacRumors notes that one of the first theories on why this rumour may not take place, after all, is the fact that the iPhone SE uses the same A9 chipset which powers the iPhone 6s/6s Plus, and the fifth generation iPad. This seems inconsistent if the iPhone SE was drawn out of the support list, and the remaining two devices – the iPhone 6s/6s Plus and the iPad remain supported.

There is also another theory that Apple may withdraw support for iOS devices which feature 4-inch displays which includes the iPhone 5s and the iPhone SE. However, there is still inconsistency here considering the sixth-generation iPod Touch will allegedly run iOS 13.

If the rumour is true then it will hit a significant number of users. The iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus are very popular devices and is still likely functional across different markets. The other popular one, the iPhone SE, was launched over three years ago in March 2016. The iOS 13 is expected to be available at Apple’s annual WWDC keynote on June 3 this year.