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My 6s lives on!
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Thorzdad
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Jun 7, 2021, 04:15 PM
 
According to Apple's iOS15 preview page (scroll to the bottom), my trusty 6s is still supported. Woot! That's, what, 6 years of OS support? It won't get all the nifty new features (those that require an A12 bionic chip) but it gets everything I need. I'll gladly take it, knowing that iOS15 will likely be the last OS to run on my trusty 6s.
     
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Jun 7, 2021, 04:27 PM
 
Apple final iOS updates scare me. iOS 9 makes an iPad 2 worthless. iOS 12 on my Mini is usable, but molasses slow.

(I may not have remembered the numbers right)
     
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Jun 7, 2021, 04:36 PM
 
My dad has my old 6, so he'll be out of luck as far as upgrades go.

Looks like the Watch OS 8 supports all devices that 7 supported, so we're good on that front.
     
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Jun 7, 2021, 06:27 PM
 
Originally Posted by subego View Post
Apple final iOS updates scare me. iOS 9 makes an iPad 2 worthless. iOS 12 on my Mini is usable, but molasses slow.
Weird. My iPad Air was EOLed at iOS 12.5.3 and it chugs along just fine.
     
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Jun 7, 2021, 06:31 PM
 
That’s good to hear!

My examples are pretty ancient, so maybe they’ve seen the error of their ways.

Past my fleet of iPad 2s and my Mini, the next oldest iDevice I have is a 1st gen iPad Pro, which is still fine after 6 years.
     
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Jun 7, 2021, 06:41 PM
 
The iPad Pro has been around for six years? Man, I feel really old right now.
I mean, yeah, I am old, but still.
     
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Jun 7, 2021, 06:44 PM
 
When I looked it up, and saw “2015”, I went “it’s only 2 years old? Wait, o shi…”
     
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Jun 7, 2021, 07:14 PM
 
#iPhoneSE Masterrace RISE UP!

Optimal Phone Size is based on radius of thumb swipe!!!! HMI/ERGO SUPERIORITY 4EVA BITCHES
     
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Jun 7, 2021, 07:22 PM
 
I used to think this, but acclimated to the larger size.

The SE form factor seems hopelessly cramped now.

Also, since I’m a sweaty MFer, FaceID >>>>>> TouchID.
     
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Jun 7, 2021, 09:59 PM
 
I love it. Have a headphone jack too, which is ****ing awesome.
     
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Jun 7, 2021, 10:11 PM
 
Luckily for me, I can’t stand headphones.
     
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Jun 8, 2021, 03:24 PM
 
I bit the proverbial bullet a couple of years ago and bought a Lightning headphone adapter. When I fly, I NEED something to overcome the combination of tinnitus and the low air pressure/engine noise background in the cabin. Sadly, this was at Orlando’s airport, so all of my options came with one of another headphone, ear bud, etc. But that means I have a decent set of buds that will work with my phone or my iPad no matter what.

I’m happy sticking with my iPhone 8; not much bigger than the 6 so the thumb ergonomics Famous mentions are there, big enough screen to read without feeling like I got cheated on a tablet, and so on.

Since I have a Watch 6, I’m probably supported for quite a while. I’m sort of looking forward to some of the new WatchOS features, too.

Glenn -----OTR/L, MOT, Tx
     
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Jun 8, 2021, 03:42 PM
 
I have a few of those for emergencies, but I don’t think I’ve ever actually used one.

I would on a flight, but the last flight I took was before the iPhone was invented, let alone Lightning.
     
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Jun 8, 2021, 04:09 PM
 
Good lord. And I thought I was a highly-infrequent flyer.
     
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Jun 8, 2021, 07:34 PM
 
I am glad to hear, and I think rather than updating my iPhone 7 this year, I’ll get my first Apple Watch instead. A six-year run for a phone is not bad IMHO.
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Jun 8, 2021, 08:08 PM
 
I bought several of those lighting/earphone adapters (my car, SO car, purse, spare) but still find it a pita. I don't use headphones that much but connecting to the car audio is nice for trips etc.
     
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Jun 8, 2021, 08:15 PM
 
Another scenario I can luckily skate past. Van has a usb jack.

I still end up with extra crap in the car, though. Micro USB cable for someone with Android, and a 3.5mm cable for emergency use (it has a 3.5mm jack too).
     
   
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