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iPhone 13, iPhone 12, iPhone 8, iPhone SE owner? You just got these FREE new benefits; check full list

Apple iOS 16 has been launched and iPhone 13, iPhone 12, iPhone 8, iPhone SE owners can rejoice as they just got some great freebies.

By: HIMANI JHA
| Updated on: Aug 22 2022, 12:55 IST
iOS 16
iOS 16 has been launched at Apple WWDC 2022 and it brings a lot of free stuff for iPhone 13, iPhone 12, iPhone 8, iPhone SE, iPhone 11, iPhone X, iPhone XR users. (Amritanshu / HT Tech)

Finally, Apple has unveiled its much anticipated iOS update iOS 16 at WWDC 2022 on June 6. The tech giant has finally put an end to all the speculations and rumors about iOS 16. The new OS update has brought some major upgrades and features for iPhones like improved lock screen, focus mode, Apple Pay Later, parental controls, to health features and much more. However, not all iPhones will get iOS 16. Apple will not update a few older models like iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone 7 etc. Check out the full list showing which iPhones will support iOS 16

iOS 16 supported iPhones: Read full list

Apple launches every iOS update with major feature upgrades and a bunch of minor improvements. However, some of the iPhones couldn't get the new OS support due to the hardware limitations of the camera, or the chip inside certain models. While there was much speculation regarding which iPhone will get iOS 16 support, the tech giant has finally revealed the list of iPhones that will get the new software update for free. The list includes- iPhone SE, iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X and iPhone XR, iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max, iPhone 12 Mini, iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max, iPhone 13 Mini, iPhone 13, iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max. Also Read: Apple WWDC 2022: iOS 16 released! Check new features, upgrades and supported devices

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This means iPhone 7 and older models will not be able to enjoy the new upgrades and features.

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When will iOS 16 be ready for installation?

The tech giant will first release iOS 16 for a few beta testers soon. Once the features and upgrades will be tested and approved, it is likely to be rolled out for all with iPhone 14 launch in September this year. Also Read: iOS 16 NOT coming to iPhone 7, iPhone 6S, iPhone SE 1st Gen, iPod Touch! What to do Now? 

iOS 16 features

The new iOS 16 has brought several new features and improvements to iPhones. Once the update will be rolled out for all, iPhone users will get a customizable lock screen, live activities, Focus, iCloud shared photo library, imProved mail and messaging app etc.

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First Published Date: 07 Jun, 15:03 IST
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