How sooner or later we will be getting iOS 16, still remains to be answered by Apple. However, what Apple iPhone users are concerned about is which iPhones will support iOS 16. Apple drops some old iPhones and iPads with every new iOS and iPadOS update. However, if you remember, with iOS 14, Apple dropped the iPhone 5s from the list, and iOS 15 dropped support for iPhone 6. Similarly, iPad mini (3rd generation) and iPad Air (1st generation) were not compatible with iPad OS 14.
That is the reason why there have been a lot of talking going on recently about iOS 16 new features and compatible devices. Therefore, we decided to shoot the leaked list of iOS 16 compatible devices.
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Update: The newly announced iOS 16 will offer a slew of new features and upgrades to supported iPhones, including the option to add and customise lock screen widgets, Live Text and Visual Look Up, Live Activities, and more.
These iPhones May Not Get iOS 16
Let us first see the iPhones which will not get iOS 16.
- Apple iPhone 5s
- Apple iPhone 6
- Apple iPhone 6S
- Apple iPhone 6S Plus
- Apple iPhone 7
- Apple iPhone 7 Plus
- Apple iPhone SE
iOS 16 Compatible Devices
Now that we know which iPhones may not get iOS 16, it’s time to have a look at the iOS 16 compatible devices.
Here’s a list of devices that will be eligible for iOS 16:
|Apple iPhone 13 series||Apple iPhone 7 series||iPad 6|
|Apple iPhone 12 series||iPad Pro 2021||iPad 7|
|Apple iPhone 11 series||iPad Pro 11/12.9-inch (2016+)||iPad 8|
|Apple iPhone XS series||iPad Pro 10.5-inch (2016+)||iPad 9|
|Apple iPhone SE 2020||iPad Pro 11-inch (2018+)||iPad mini 5|
|Apple iPhone X||iPad Air 3||iPad mini 6|
|Apple iPhone XR||iPad Air 4|
|Apple iPhone 8 series||iPad Air 5 (2022)|
There is no denying fact that iPhones and iPads that will be released in 2022 and beyond will come with support for iOS 16. There is still a lot to uncover from the iOS 16 new features and release date. Therefore, it will be too early to comment more on the same, and all we can do is wait. However, we will keep on updating this page with the latest updates about iOS 16. So, don’t forget to check this page.
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