- Apple has released the list of iPhones that have been rendered outdated in 2020 in terms of software updates
- Experts say using these obsolete iPhones exposes the phones to hacking
- With this new development, so many people will be forced to change their phones
A lot of iPhone users will no doubt be disappointed and start making plans to change their phones as Apple has revealed that iPhone 6 and older iPhones have been rendered obsolete.
The Sun reports that this is because Apple no longer sends security updates to some of these older models of iPhones.
Briefly.co.za gathers that the iPhones that are obsolete in terms of software updates include the iPhone 5C, 5S, 5, 4S, 4, 3GS, 3G and the 2007 iPhone.
Software updates are the gateway through which Apple send security updates to iPhones across the globe.
Experts have warned that using these iPhones when they become obsolete exposes the phones to hacking.
A security specialist at Comparitech.com, Brian Higgins, said: "Unsupported software and devices are incredibly dangerous for consumers as there’s no protection from cybercriminals.
The iPhones that have been rendered obsolete will not be able to download iOS 13, which is the latest verstion of Apple's mobile software.
Supported devices for iOS 13 include the iPhone SE, 6S, 7, 8, X (ten), XR, XS, XS Max, 11, 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max.
Various "Plus" versions of each of these models also still receive Apple updates.
Reacting to the development, Jade Walker on Facebook said: "I personally feel the phones only have a 2 year life that I’m happy with so upgrade to the newer version. Now have the 11 and I like the upgrade of screen quality, volume, speed, etc etc..... but I still wouldn’t keep an old iPhone as they don’t support the newer upgrades and fall behind."
Meanwhile, Briefly.co.za previously reported that WhatsApp said the messenger would stop working on millions of people's phones from Saturday, February 1.
Any iPhone running software older than iOS 7 will no longer be supported and any Android device with version 2.3.7 installed will also be affected.
Recall that the Facebook-owned app stopped working on a number of devices on December 31, 2019.
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