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Which iPhone models will support iOS 18?

iPhone models support iOS 18

Apple will announce which iPhone models support iOS 18 at WWDC in June, and rumors suggest it will be one of the biggest updates ever for users. A credible leaker has offered a first look at which devices will be compatible with iOS 18 when it’s released later this year. The rumor also allegedly offers details on iPadOS 18 compatibility as well.

iPhone models that support iOS 18 revealed by Twitter user

A Twitter user with a history of leaking information about upcoming iOS releases briefly shared a list of compatible devices. However, the post was swiftly removed. However, some people managed to catch a glimpse of the list before it disappeared.

The rumor suggests which devices are said to be compatible with iOS 18.

iPhone 15, 15 Plus, 15 Pro, 15 Pro Max, iPhone 14, 14 Plus, 14 Pro, 14 Pro Max, 13, 13 mini, 13 Pro, 13 Pro Max. The older models include iPhone 12, 12 mini, 12 Pro, 12 Pro Max, iPhone 11, 11 Pro, 11 Pro Max. Moreover, iPhone XS, XS Max, XR, iPhone SE 2nd and 3rd generation will also be compatible.

iPadOS 18 compatibility

iPad users might face some changes with iPadOS 18. The same source reports that there might be a discontinuation of support for the 10.5-inch iPad Pro and the second-generation 12.9-inch iPad Pro. These models, launched in 2017, run on the A10X Fusion processor. MacRumors notes that iPad 6 and iPad 7 also utilize the A10 chip, so there’s a possibility that iPadOS 18 will also drop support for these devices.

iPadOS 18 compatibility: iPad 2020 and later, iPad mini: 2019 and later, iPad Air: 2019 and later, iPad Pro 2018 and later models.

If the rumors are accurate, it implies that the 2017 first-generation 10.5-inch iPad Pro and second-generation 12.9-inch iPad Pro models won’t be compatible with iPadOS 18. It seems improbable that iPadOS 18 would drop support for the A10X Fusion processor while retaining it for the older A10 Fusion processor.

Final Word

The iOS 18 update is expected to roll out to all users with compatible iPhones around September. Current rumors suggest exciting additions such as new generative AI capabilities for Siri. The new update might include RCS support in the Messages app and some design tweaks.

Given the deleted post and lack of independent verification, it’s wise to approach this rumor with caution. If it holds true, iOS 18 would maintain compatibility with the same devices as iOS 17.

However, it’s important to note that Apple typically reserves some new features for the latest iPhone models. While older models might support iOS 18, they may not access all the latest and most advanced features.

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