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Apple’s new iOS 13 update is bad news for iPhone 6 users

The Star Online logo The Star Online 4/6/2019 Angelin Yeoh
a screenshot of a cell phone: Apple's senior vice president of Software Engineering Craig Federighi introduced the new iOS 13 at the WWDC event in the United States on June 3. — AFP © Provided by SMG Business Services Sdn Bhd. Apple's senior vice president of Software Engineering Craig Federighi introduced the new iOS 13 at the WWDC event in the United States on June 3. — AFP

Apple has showcased a preview of iOS 13, an upcoming software update for Apple devices at the Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) in the United States. The update brings new features like the system-wide Dark Mode, Portrait Lighting adjustment on the camera app and Maps with richer details and more road coverage.

The company announced that iOS 13 is currently available to members on the Apple Developer Programme. All users can sign up for the public beta programme next month at beta.apple.com, with new software features expected to be available later this year.

However, iOS 13 is bad news to some Apple iPhone users as not all models are eligible for the software upgrade. Basically, users with non-compatible devices will have to upgrade to a newer model if they want to use iOS 13. 

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List of iPhone devices that are compatible with iOS 13.

iPhone 6 users in particular are taking to social media to express disappointment that their devices will not be getting the iOS 13 update. The "iPhone 6" issue became a trending topic on Twitter after the new iOS 13 update was announced. 

The iPhone 6 model, which was first released in 2014, is no longer listed for purchase on the official Apple Malaysia website. Local Apple product retailer Switch is listing a 32GB model for RM1,099.

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