4 Reasons Apple Kills iPhone, iPad Compatibility with New iOS Updates

A rumor recently surfaced stating that Apple may be dropping compatibility for its iPhone 5s, 6 and SE with the new iOS 13 update. This particular rumor isn’t especially reliable, but it also wouldn’t be a complete surprise: Apple regularly ends compatibility for its own devices as it upgrades iOS, eventually freezing older devices with a previous version of iOS.

iOS 12, for example, wasn’t compatible with iPhone 5, 5c, and earlier devices, nor early versions of the iPad. Those of you who have older Apple devices have probably already noticed this, and how annoying it can be. Once iOS compatibility ends for a device, app compatibility starts to drop too, until you may not be able to use your favorite apps.

But why does Apple do this? What’s behind ditching support for old devices? Is it greed, or is Apple left with no choice? Let’s take a look at the tops reasons Apple and similar companies have for making these decisions. Continue reading to lear 4 Reasons Apple Kills iPhone, iPad Compatibility with New iOS Updates.

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