iPhone 6S, 6S Plus and SE don’t get iOS 15
This year Apple will release iOS 15. Reportedly, the iPhone 6S, iPhone 6S Plus and the first generation iPhone SE will not get any.
According to the iPhoneSoft page, iOS 15 cannot be installed because the three phones are powered by the A9. It could be that there are features that the chipset cannot support.
This news is actually not surprising, because similar rumors have circulated earlier in November. But this seems to reinforce this.
The absence of iOS 15 on the iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus is understandable. Because the two phones were introduced in 2015.
At six years of age, it’s natural not to get iOS updates anymore. And it’s good indeed to upgrade to a newer series, besides the hardware is more capable the features are much newer.
Apart from the iPhone 6S, iPhone 6S Plus and the first generation iPhone SE, a number of Apple tablets will also not get iOS 15. There are iPad Mini 4 (2015), iPad Air 2 (2014), and iPad 5 (2017), each of which is equipped with with the A8, A8X, and A9 chips.
So far there has been no comment from Apple. It seems they will not inform about this matter until the official announcement later. iOS 15 is likely to be announced at the 2021 Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) which will take place next June.