According to the French site iPhonesoft, iPhone 5s, SE, 6 and 6 Plus will not receive an upgrade to iOS 13. Apple wants to stop supporting these smartphones.
iPhone 5s was released in 2013 and still receives system updates. As a rule, Apple has been releasing updates for smartphones over the course of five years, so it’s not surprising that the iPhone 5s will not work on iOS 13.
iPhone 6 and 6 Plus introduced in 2014. They turned out to be incredibly successful smartphones in terms of sales. But if you believe iPhonesoft, then the life cycle of these smartphones will be one year less than that of the iPhone 5s.
The weirdest situation is with the iPhone SE , which just turned three years old. Perhaps Apple wants to stop supporting 4-inch smartphones, and therefore it will not upgrade to iOS 13.
As for the iPad, iPhonesoft says that iOS 13 will not get only iPad mini 2 and iPad Air. Both tablets presented in 2013.
In February 2019, the Israeli site The Verifier announced that Apple would stop supporting iPhone 5s, SE, 6, 6 Plus, 6s and 6s Plus . With iPhonesoft they are united by the fact that both of them refer to unknown sources, so the information may be inaccurate .
Apple has never stopped supporting several generations of smartphones at once. On the contrary, the company tries to update even the oldest smartphones and tablets as long as possible. [ 9to5Mac ]