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Important iOS Update!
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Huzzah for those of us with iphone 6s in the family still...
     
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Um...the iPhone 6s can run iOS15. This is for old gear, like my iPad Air, that can’t run anything newer than 12.
     
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Originally Posted by Thorzdad View Post
Um...the iPhone 6s can run iOS15. This is for old gear, like my iPad Air, that can’t run anything newer than 12.
The 2014 iPhone 6 is limited to iOS 12, as is the iPhone 5s. Weird that the 6s jumps to supporting iOS15.
     
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Off-the-cuff guess: 6s has double the RAM.
     
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Sep 2, 2022, 07:32 AM
 
The 6s has double the RAM as the 6. But the big difference/reason is the SoC. The 6s has the A9, whereas the plain 6 has the A8. The A9 is a huge leap forward in capability over the A8,

Honestly, when you consider things like design, build quality, features, and especially performance and longevity, it’s not unreasonable to say the 6s is probably the best phone Apple ever made.

I’m still rocking my wife’s hand-me-down 6s (space gray, ftw!) and it’s damned perfect imho. It’s kind of sad it won’t make the jump to iOS 16.
     
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TouchID ruined the experience for me. My fingers are just too sweaty.
     
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At least the 6s still has a mechanical button, so you at least have a passcode option if Touch-ID doesn’t work. The static TouchID button on my wife’s 2nd-gen SE is a pain in the butt, imho. Frankly, except for a better SoC, I think her phone is a step down from the 6s despite being, essentially, a budget iPhone 11.
     
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FaceID has a passcode option.

I just never use it because FaceID always works.
     
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we plug her 6s into the computer and it does not say ios15 is avail. Weird. Maybe it's just a 6 after all!
     
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Try going through Settings on the phone itself.
     
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FWIW, my iPad Mini said no updates. I let it do a backup, tried again, and it showed up.

All in Settings on the iPad.
     
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Originally Posted by andi*pandi View Post
we plug her 6s into the computer and it does not say ios15 is avail. Weird. Maybe it's just a 6 after all!
Settings —> General —> Info shows the model name.
     
   
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