These iPhones might miss out on iOS 16

We're getting rather excited about the expected release of iOS 16 later this year, most likely after WWDC 2022 in June. iOS 15 was hardly the most exciting iPhone update, offering us little more than an improved Notification Centre, redesigned Safari and a few Memoji options (and who uses them?). Rumours suggest iOS 16 will offer a more convincing improvement, possibly introducing interactive widgets, quick action shortcuts from the lock screen and new health-tracking features.

But it seems not everyone using the current version of the operating system will get it. The latest rumours suggest that three phones currently supported by iOS 15 won't be in line for the next major software update. So who's going to miss out? According to the latest rumour, the iPhone 6S, iPhone 6S Plus and the 2016 iPhone SE 2016 – all of which can run iOS 15.4 – probably won't get iOS 16. If you have one of those, you might want to see our iPhone SE (2022) review and our iPhone 13 review to start considering an upgrade.

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Joe Foley

Joe is a regular freelance journalist and editor at Creative Bloq. He writes news, features and buying guides and keeps track of the best equipment and software for creatives, from video editing programs to monitors and accessories. A veteran news writer and photographer, he now works as a project manager at the London and Buenos Aires-based design, production and branding agency Hermana Creatives. There he manages a team of designers, photographers and video editors who specialise in producing visual content and design assets for the hospitality sector. He also dances Argentine tango.