In May, my wife and I successfully downloaded the NHS contact-tracing app for trial on the IW onto our iPhone 6 and iPhone 7, smart enough Apple phones for our needs.

On Friday, we were eager to download the latest NHS Covid-19 app, on hearing that the Island is to be part of a new trial, but were unable to do so on the iPhone 6, as Apple phones must now be iPhone 6S and newer.

NHS app boss thanks Isle of Wight for new trial

After all the concern about the paucity of phones being smart enough for the discarded app, one type that was smart enough is not any longer.

No one is going to upgrade their smart phone for an NHS app. You couldn’t make this up.

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