Future iOS compatibility of iPhone 12?

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Hello there! This is regarding a query around the iOS upgradation. Recently launched iPhone 12 comes with iOS 14. In the specification I read that this phone will be upgradable up to 14.5. Does it mean after iOS 14.5 this phone will not be compatible with the next iOS versions? Please clarify my doubt. Because buying iPhone will be a huge investment for me. Kindly suggest.

Thanks and regards,
Tejas

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Submitted by Roxann Pollard on Saturday, June 5, 2021

Hello Tejas. The statement that you are referring to is simply to indicate that, whenever the next upgrade becomes available, that particular device will be able to be upgraded to that version. The iPhone 12 should be just fine for you for several years to come, as far as upgrading to the next version is concerned.

HTH

Submitted by Labsii on Saturday, June 5, 2021

Apple doesn’t grant any future updates. However iPhones are the longest supported devices with updates, so you can expect to receive updates for long, you should expect updates for 4-6 years based on the history data.

Submitted by Ryder on Saturday, June 5, 2021

“ Does it mean after iOS 14.5 this phone will not be compatible with the next iOS versions?”

No

Update will be available for years and years. They come every so often but the bigger, major updates come about once a yer. You will get all of those.