The actual “phone” of these devices is one thing. Third party apps that continue to update beyond the limits of older OS versions and requiring newer versions is another thing. I can still use my iPhone 6 Plus for some of my third party apps. Thought my 4s was now just a paper weight but the new Apple Music app is supported on it so I can still use it for that much anyway.\n\nThe one must have third party app is Google Maps. I won’t touch Apple’s anymore. I agree, it blows. Now, I will say the most frustrating thing about iOS is that Apple seems to love to take away features you like and make unnecessary changes to others with each new iOS version.