Apple iPhone Lifecycle: End Of Life And Support Status

Last updated on January 15, 2024

iPhones are Apple’s lineup of smartphones. Initially released in 2007, the iPhones have used their proprietary operating system which is the iOS.

Support status guide

End of life (EOL) is the end of a product’s useful life. When a product reaches the end of its life cycle, the manufacturer no longer supports it. The following table explains the different phases of a product’s lifecycle. Testing status is when the product is initially released and EOL is when product support is no longer offered. The time between these two points is the support timeframe.

Testing

The software is not yet publicly available. It is in testing phase i.e., alpha, beta, release preview etc.

Active

The software is actively supported by the vendor.

Phasing Out

The software will soon reach its end of life. You need to look for upgrade or migration options. The software will automatically go into phasing out status 2 months before end of life.

End Of Life

The software is no longer supported by the vendor. You need to make sure your system and environment are safe.

Version

Released

Active Support

Discontinued

iPhone 15 Pro Max
8 months and 1 week ago
(22 September 2023)
Supported
In Production
iPhone 15 Pro
8 months and 1 week ago
(22 September 2023)
Supported
In Production
iPhone 15 Plus
8 months and 1 week ago
(22 September 2023)
Supported
In Production
iPhone 15
8 months and 1 week ago
(22 September 2023)
Supported
In Production
iPhone 14 Pro Max
1 year and 8 months ago
(16 September 2022)
Supported
Ended 8 months and 2 weeks ago
(12 September 2023)
iPhone 14 Pro
1 year and 8 months ago
(16 September 2022)
Supported
Ended 8 months and 2 weeks ago
(12 September 2023)
iPhone 14 Plus
1 year and 7 months ago
(7 October 2022)
Supported
In Production
iPhone 14
1 year and 8 months ago
(16 September 2022)
Supported
In Production
iPhone SE (3rd Gen)
2 years and 2 months ago
(18 March 2022)
Supported
In Production
iPhone 13 Pro Max
2 years and 8 months ago
(24 September 2021)
Supported
Ended 1 year and 8 months ago
(7 September 2022)
iPhone 13 Pro
2 years and 8 months ago
(24 September 2021)
Supported
Ended 1 year and 8 months ago
(7 September 2022)
iPhone 13
2 years and 8 months ago
(24 September 2021)
Supported
In Production
iPhone 13 Mini
2 years and 8 months ago
(24 September 2021)
Supported
Ended 8 months and 2 weeks ago
(12 September 2023)
iPhone 12 Pro Max
3 years and 6 months ago
(13 November 2020)
Supported
Ended 2 years and 8 months ago
(14 September 2021)
iPhone 12 Pro
3 years and 7 months ago
(23 October 2020)
Supported
Ended 2 years and 8 months ago
(14 September 2021)
iPhone 12
3 years and 7 months ago
(23 October 2020)
Supported
Ended 8 months and 2 weeks ago
(12 September 2023)
iPhone 12 Mini
3 years and 6 months ago
(13 November 2020)
Supported
Ended 1 year and 8 months ago
(7 September 2022)
iPhone SE (2nd Gen)
4 years and 1 month ago
(24 April 2020)
Supported
Ended 2 years and 2 months ago
(8 March 2022)
iPhone 11 Pro Max
4 years and 8 months ago
(20 September 2019)
Supported
Ended 3 years and 7 months ago
(13 October 2020)
iPhone 11 Pro
4 years and 8 months ago
(20 September 2019)
Supported
Ended 3 years and 7 months ago
(13 October 2020)
iPhone 11
4 years and 8 months ago
(20 September 2019)
Supported
Ended 1 year and 8 months ago
(7 September 2022)
iPhone XS Max
5 years and 8 months ago
(21 September 2018)
Supported
Ended 4 years and 8 months ago
(10 September 2019)
iPhone XS
5 years and 8 months ago
(21 September 2018)
Supported
Ended 4 years and 8 months ago
(10 September 2019)
iPhone XR
5 years and 7 months ago
(26 October 2018)
Supported
Ended 2 years and 8 months ago
(7 September 2021)
iPhone 8 Plus
6 years and 8 months ago
(22 September 2017)
Supported
Ended 4 years and 1 month ago
(15 April 2020)
iPhone 8
6 years and 8 months ago
(22 September 2017)
Supported
Ended 4 years and 1 month ago
(15 April 2020)
iPhone X
6 years and 8 months ago
(12 September 2017)
Supported
Ended 5 years and 8 months ago
(12 September 2018)
iPhone 7 Plus
7 years and 8 months ago
(16 September 2016)
Supported
Ended 4 years and 8 months ago
(10 September 2019)
iPhone 7
7 years and 8 months ago
(16 September 2016)
Supported
Ended 4 years and 8 months ago
(10 September 2019)
iPhone SE (1st Gen)
8 years and 2 months ago
(31 March 2016)
Supported
Ended 5 years and 8 months ago
(12 September 2018)
iPhone 6S Plus
8 years and 8 months ago
(25 September 2015)
Supported
Ended 5 years and 8 months ago
(12 September 2018)
iPhone 6S
8 years and 8 months ago
(25 September 2015)
Supported
Ended 5 years and 8 months ago
(12 September 2018)
iPhone 6 Plus
9 years and 8 months ago
(25 September 2014)
Supported
Ended 7 years and 8 months ago
(7 September 2016)
iPhone 6
9 years and 8 months ago
(25 September 2014)
Supported
Ended 7 years and 8 months ago
(7 September 2016)
iPhone 5C
10 years and 8 months ago
(20 September 2013)
Ended 6 years and 8 months ago
(19 September 2017)
Ended 8 years and 8 months ago
(9 September 2015)
iPhone 5S
10 years and 8 months ago
(20 September 2013)
Supported
Ended 8 years and 2 months ago
(21 March 2016)
iPhone 5
11 years and 8 months ago
(21 September 2012)
Ended 4 years and 10 months ago
(22 July 2019)
Ended 9 years and 8 months ago
(9 September 2014)
iPhone 4S
12 years and 7 months ago
(14 October 2011)
Ended 4 years and 10 months ago
(22 July 2019)
Ended 9 years and 8 months ago
(9 September 2014)
iPhone 4
13 years and 11 months ago
(24 June 2010)
Ended 9 years and 8 months ago
(17 September 2014)
Ended 10 years and 8 months ago
(10 September 2013)
iPhone 3GS
14 years and 11 months ago
(19 June 2009)
Ended 10 years and 3 months ago
(21 February 2014)
Ended 11 years and 8 months ago
(12 September 2012)
iPhone 3G
15 years and 10 months ago
(11 July 2008)
Ended 13 years and 2 months ago
(3 March 2011)
Ended 13 years and 9 months ago
(9 August 2010)
iPhone 1
16 years and 11 months ago
(29 June 2007)
Ended 13 years and 11 months ago
(20 June 2010)
Ended 15 years and 11 months ago
(9 June 2008)

A newer model of the iPhone is released each year in September, except for a few exceptions. Some non-mainstream iPhones, such as the iPhone SE and iPhone XR are released during other parts of the year.

An iPhone is supported only as long as its support iOS versions are supported. Once the operating system stops receiving the updates, so does the iPhone. However, whether an iPhone is still being manufactured by Apple is another question.

That said, Apple may occasionally release a security update for older iPhones, but that is unpredictable.

Here is a list of iPhones and their supported iOS versions:

iPhone    Supported iOS
iPhone 15 Pro Max  17
iPhone 15 Pro  17
iPhone 15 Plus  17
iPhone 15  17
iPhone 14 Pro Max  16-17
iPhone 14 Pro  16-17
iPhone 14 Plus  16-17
iPhone 14  16-17
iPhone SE (3rd Gen)  15-17
iPhone 13 Pro Max  15-17
iPhone 13 Pro  15-17
iPhone 13  15-17
iPhone 13 Mini  15-17
iPhone 12 Pro Max  14-17
iPhone 12 Pro  14-17
iPhone 12  14-17
iPhone 12 Mini  14-17
iPhone SE (2nd Gen)  13-17
iPhone 11 Pro Max  13-17
iPhone 11 Pro  13-17
iPhone 11  13-17
iPhone XR  12-17
iPhone XS Max  12-17
iPhone XS  12-17
iPhone 8 Plus  11-16
iPhone 8  11-16
iPhone X  11-16
iPhone 7 Plus  10-15
iPhone 7  10-15
iPhone SE (1st Gen)  9-15
iPhone 6S Plus  9-15
iPhone 6S  9-15
iPhone 6 Plus  8-12
iPhone 6  8-12
iPhone 5C  7-10
iPhone 5S  7-12
iPhone 5  6-10
iPhone 4S  5-9
iPhone 4  4-7
iPhone 3GSS  3-6
iPhone 3G  2-4
iPhone 1  1-3