- Tram Ho
In 2007, Steve Jobs changed the way the world thinks and uses technology and redefined the smart mobile phone – the smartphone. That year, the first iPhone was born, making “people, home” feel extremely excited. However, they also quickly forgot it because a year later, the super product iPhone 3G was born. Two years later, Apple officially killed the first iPhone mercilessly, closing the life cycle of the first phone to lay the foundation for the “empire” Apple for more than a decade.
The first generation iPhone
If you will notice, the first generation iPhone only lasted no more than 3 years until the release of iOS 4. Since then, everyone has the idea that, if you buy an iPhone, it can only be used for 3 to 4 years, which is up to 4 updated versions of iOS. Today, however, it seems that with the development of modern technology and the narrowing of the features of the new and old models is not too much, leading to an improvement in the lifetime of an iPhone.
iOS 14 brings many new things to iPhone users
Not long ago, the 14th version of the iOS operating system was officially released, accompanied by support for previous models – starting with the iPhone 6S, the smartphone produced in 2015. As So, iPhone 6S will “live” at least until 2021, until the new operating system is developed and officially released. 6S life span has been 6 years, up to now. Really, this is a remarkable record.
It is also necessary to repeat, when the iPhone 6S Plus was just released, everyone criticized it, but this product was the best-selling product in the history of the iPhone. The first time Apple launches the iPhone with a big screen and that is also a special highlight. In addition, this is a pioneer product for the new design of the iPhone line later.
iPhone 6S and 6S Plus at the 2015 product launch
Of course, the iPhone 6S isn’t the only “long-lived” phone. First of all, the iPhone 5S, which has been shipped since 2013, also enjoyed six versions of the operating system that were only discontinued at iOS 12. Even the iPhone 6, its successor, has only 5. version.
In terms of the top spot, the first-generation iPhone and iPhone 3G, they only experienced three versions of the iOS operating system, before being terminated in 2009 and 2010, respectively.
In the near future, the iPhone 12 is expected to be released in 2020. For those waiting for a price drop to come from the iPhone 7/7 Plus, 8/8 Plus or even the iPhone X, they need to consider very carefully. These series of machines, not only have “a long time”, but they have gone through from 4 to 5 iOS operating systems. It is not certain that they will be supported by Apple as long as the iPhone 6S / 6S Plus. Besides, the amount of money to own them is not cheap, about 4-11 million.
At the moment, there’s not much information on what the next iOS operating system (iOS 15?) Will be for Apple’s smartphones, but if the iPhone 6S continues to be updated, then really good news for for the owners of this phone line. According to experts predicting later, the new iPhone from 11 onwards, will increasingly be extended from 6 or even 9 years.
Below, is a summary of the iPhone models and the years they received the new iOS OS update:
Statistics of iPhone models supported by how many iOS operating systems
Which iOS are you using? IOS 14, and which iOS do you like best?
Source : Genk