I want to buy an iPhone from Back Market, but will it be supported by the newest iOS?
With the release of iOS 15 (June 2021) and the iPhone 13 (September 2021) right around the corner, you’re probably wondering: will my refurbished iPhone be supported by the newest iOS?
Because of planned obsolescence, with the release of new iPhones, some older models will not be able to update to the newest iOS and will no longer receive support from Apple. It can get pretty confusing with all the iOS version numbers and model numbers, so to make it simple for you, here are some charts to show you which iPhones and iPads are compatible with which iOS.
iPhone and iOS Compatibility
iPad and iOS Compatibility
How planned obsolescence affects us
Have you noticed that with every new iPhone release, the older model iPhones get slower and are 'left behind in the dust'?
This is part of planned obsolescence and it’s a major problem for us because we invest our hard-earned money on these devices, and what good does it do us if these devices can no longer serve us? If you’ve never heard of planned obsolescence, simply put: it’s a way for companies to make sure old devices can no longer be used, forcing consumers to upgrade to a newer device — to them, it’s money in their pocket. If my grandma can still drive her 1995 Toyota around today, why can't we still use our iPhones from 2015?
That iPhone 6 you have in your hands is one of the best iPhones to ever be released and I'm certain there are thousands of people out there who share the same opinion. The iPhone 6 brought so many new features to the mobile industry and undoubtedly paved the way for the future of mobile.
It was and still is a great phone that can technically last a very long time, but unfortunately, device longevity is not in the best interests of these tech giants. At Back Market, we greatly oppose this and are doing everything we can to combat planned obsolescence. We are giving everything we've got for the Refurb Revolution. And I don’t know about you, but I’m not ready to let go of my iPhone 6 yet.
If you have any questions for us after reading this, please visit this link here and let us know. We're always happy to help!