Your time is up
And Apple has removed owners of the iPhone 7, 7 Plus, iPhone 6s, and 6s Plus from their accounts in addition to the first-generation iPhone SE phone, meaning owners of those phones won’t be able to take advantage of the new ones Features that Apple will introduce in the new operating system.
Technology development specialist Hisham Al-Natour said in an interview with Sky News Arabia that Apple normally supports its devices with updates for a period of up to 5 years, but this situation has changed during the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic. as it extended the support period for iPhone 6 phones, S and 6S Plus to 7 years and this extension also included the 7 and 7 Plus phones as they continued to support them for around 6 years.
And now, as markets recover and the Covid-19 virus recedes, Apple decided to go back to its base and send out a message to owners of 5 types of iPhone that “your time is up”, prompting them to deciding to replace their phones over the next few months if they want to keep up with the new features.
Technology and marketing specialist George Dagher said in an interview with Sky News Arabia that there are three reasons that led Apple to stop supporting some of its phones with the new system: The ability to expand into the features provided integrate.
The second reason is that from a technical point of view, Apple wants everyone to use the same operating system on similar devices and considers the existence of multiple operating systems for iPhone phones as a “technical nightmare” that hinders the renewal process.
The third reason is to push people to buy new iPhones, because if Apple keeps bringing new features to owners of old iPhones, they won’t buy new phones, which means the company is capping its profits.
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