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Apple: Older devices get an update

Apple: Older devices get an update

On the other hand, new generations of iPhones, iPads, and co. provide continuous new innovations, but older models receive fewer updates as a result. You might think so, but Apple is currently playing one Full set of updates To fill security gaps and eliminate errors. The special feature: It also targets older models. All information on this topic, right here at IMTEST.


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Apple sets itself apart from the competition anyway by promising five years of security and release updates. However, the manufacturer also supplies devices that are almost ten years old, such as the iPhone 5s, with the latest updates for iOS, macOS and iPadOS. After filing this form on September 20, 2013, he is now nine and a half years old.

Screenshot of an iPhone showing the iOS version.
This iPhone will get iOS 15.7.3 update soon. © an Apple

Specifically, Apple’s update plan is as follows. Users with the latest iOS 16 will receive the update, as well as those who are currently using iOS 12. These devices include the iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, the first iPad Air, iPad Mini 2 and 3, and the 6th generation iPod Touch, all of which will be upgraded to iOS 12.5.7.

Apple: Also updates for macOS

On the other hand, iPhone 6s, iPhone 7, iPhone SE, iPad Air 2, iPad Mini 4th generation, and iPod Touch 7th generation are shipped with iOS 15.7.3 and iPadOS 15.7.3. Likewise, macOS Bis Sur (11.7.3) and MacOS Monterey (12.6.3) will be updated.

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