It was difficult to miss the announcement of the new iOS version. Apple has introduced an anthology of updates for its mobile operating system and devices, including the iPad. But now the question of the compatibility of the operating system with available devices arises.
Will your iPhone, iPad or iPod be compatible with iOS 11? After the announcement of the update at the WWDC, Apple has released its compatibility guide. IOS 11 will be released in the fall of 2017, along with the new iPhone.
Apple is known for offering updates on older ranges to facilitate the adoption of its new features, even if some devices do not take advantage of all the new features of a given system.
You can check with the table below whether your iPhone, iPad or iPod is compatible with iOS 11. This year, the iPhone 5 and 5C are no longer eligible for the update. This major update will be rolling out later this year, but is already available in Developer Preview.
iPhones, iPads, and iPods compatible with the new OS from Apple
iphone iPad iPod
iPhone 7 iPad Pro 12.9 inch (2nd gen) iPod touch 6
iPhone 7 Plus iPad Pro 10.5 Inches
iPhone 6s iPad Pro 12.9 Inch
iPhone 6s Plus iPad Pro 9.7 Inch
iPhone 6 iPad Air 2
iPhone 6 Plus iPad Air
iPhone SE iPad mini 4
iPhone 5S iPad mini 3
iPad mini 2
Apple has decided to update its devices released since 2013. Looking at the features, it seems that the processors before the A7 and its variations have limited compatibility with theiOS update. For instance, the iPhone 5 and 5C are fitted out with A6 processors.
If you want to test the beta versions of iOS 11 on your devices, it’s possible today, if you’re a developer or if you’re part of the Apple beta program for the general public. The whole thing will be out anyway. So you might as well wait until this fall, for the final version to come out.