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Do you want to use the Corona warning app buy an old iPhone, it should be compatible with the software too. In accordance with a reader question in this direction, I will therefore show you in this guide those models of the Apple smartphone with which you can use the Corona app for Germany. So you can buy an iPhone cheaply to equip older family members or children with the aid. In the following overview you will also find a note on whether the individual models Compatible with iOS 14 are - so you will also be up to date in the future.
The Corona Warning App from the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) requires iOS 13.5 or newer. This means that a lot of current and older models are still compatible with it, but not all previous iPhones. The oldest Apple smartphones that Compatible with iOS 13 are the iPhone 6s and the iPhones 6s Plus from 2015. Furthermore, there are the SE and 7 models from 2016, the 8 and X models from 2017, the XR and XS models from 2018 and the 11 models from 2019. The upcoming (probably four) iPhone 12 models will be delivered with iOS 14 and are therefore also compatible with the Corona warning app.
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Here I have listed the iPhone models in a clear table that are compatible with both the RKI's Corona warning app and iOS 14. The respective sources of supply are always at Amazon, eBay, reBuy and Flip4Shop. At Amazon, please do not be distracted by the ads. The refurbished iPhone models appear further down the list.
|iPhone model||Release year||iOS 14 compatible||Source of supply|
|6s iPhone Plus||2015||ja|
|7 iPhone Plus||2016||ja|
|8 iPhone Plus||2017||ja|
|iPhone XS Max||2018||ja|
|iPhone 11 Pro||2019||ja|
|iPhone 11 Pro Max||2019||ja|
|iPhone SE 2||2020||ja|
Jens has been running the blog since 2012. He appears as Sir Apfelot for his readers and helps them with problems of a technical nature. In his free time he drives electric unicycles, takes photos (preferably with his iPhone, of course), climbs around in the Hessian mountains or hikes with the family. His articles deal with Apple products, news from the world of drones or solutions for current bugs.