Like every year, Apple is a ll asset to release a new iPhone and a couple of iPads this year. But along with the new devices, the US-based tech giant also launches a new operating system of the company which runs these devices. Apple unveiled the current iteration of the coveted operating system, the iOS 10 last year in June, during the World Wide Developers Conference (WWDC) event. And with some innovating and unique features, the iOS 10 has grabbed massive attention both from the fans and the tech experts. Apple has incorporated many changes such as an upgraded Siri, improved Apple Map and Apple pay system, water detection technology, enriched home screen notifications and many others out of the world features in the iOS 10.
So after the huge success of the existing iOS 10 operating system, the tech enthusiasts and the pundits are eagerly waiting for the next installment of the operating system, the iOS 11 to be launched as soon as possible. So what will be the possible release date of the iOS 11? As Apple loves to go by a particular trend, especially when it comes to the release date of a new device or new operating system, the experts believe they will launch the iOS 11 during the WWDC 2017 event which is scheduled to take place in the coming June.
Now the biggest question is which devices will support this upcoming iOS 11 OS? Well, in this article we have discussed the iOS 11 compatibility list and the Apple products which will support the upcoming operating system. So check it out below:
iOS 11 Compatibility: For the iPhones
The current version of the operating system, iOS 10 supports the iPhone 5 and the subsequent models. But the US-based tech conglomerate is going to alter the compatibility criteria for the forthcoming OS. The iOS 11 will only support the iPhone 5S and the above models. That means iPhone 5C which was unveiled after the release of the iPhone 5S won’t support the upcoming version of the Apple’s exclusive operating system. So if you are unaware of which iPhone model you are using currently, just go to the Settings of your iPhone and click on the About Phone option. Here you will get all the details about your iPhone. Check out the full iOS 11 compatibility list for the iPhones below:
- iPhone 7 Plus
- iPhone 7
- iPhone 6s
- iPhone 6s Plus
- iPhone 6
- iPhone 6 Plus
- iPhone SE
- iPhone 5s
It is needless to mention that the upcoming iPhone which speculated to make its debut in the coming September will also run on the iOS 11.
iOS 11 Compatibility: For the iPads
Just like the iPhones, the iPads are also going to come with a changed compatibility list for the iOS 11. The iOS 10 supports the iPad Mini 2 and the higher models. But the upcoming iOS 11 will only run on the iPad Mini 3 and the above models. Apple is also going to launch a couple of iPads in September, which will also support the iOS 11.
- iPad Pro 12.9-inch
- iPad Pro 9.7-inch
- The iPad Air 2
- iPad Air
- iPad 4th generation
- The iPad Mini 4
- The iPad Mini 3
So folks, hopefully, these iOS compatibility list has helped you a lot. Check out whether your Apple device supports the upcoming iOS 11 or not. If your Apple device is not compatible with the iOS 11, then upgrade your equipment as soon as possible.