As the iOS 11 release date was approaching, we had gotten increasingly used to the fact that many people had wanted to migrate to the new OS but were waiting for the complete list of the compatible devices. That being the case, it is but natural that as the release date of the iOS 12 is still rather up in the air, the list of the iOS 12 compatible devices must now be drawn up. Besides, there is still confusion over whether the iPhone 5s will be supported. So, here we go.
iOS 12 Supported Devices: What to Expect
The iOS 12 is expected to be out next year in or around the month of September. Sometime next year, Apple will have to decide whether it will support all the existing iPhones and iPads or whether a new list will be the need of the moment this time next year. Given that a new list must necessarily reflect the need of the hour as far as technology is concerned, it is up to Apple to see whether it starts supporting extra devices next year.
So, why do we need to have a new compatible devices list every year, year after year? First of all, the hardware and the software teams are running a race against time year after year. This obviously means that either one of the team will win the race and some extant devices may yet not see the light of day next year.
Given that this year, the iOS 11 dropped support for the 32-bit apps, the next year’s flagship OS, the iOS 12, may also have a few surprises up its sleeves. It depends on what the Cupertino-based giant has in mind as far as its business model is concerned.
List of iOS 12 Supported iPhones
This is the complete list of the supported iPhones that we hope to see next year.
- iPhone 7 Plus
- iPhone 7
- iPhone 6s
- iPhone 6s Plus
- iPhone 6
- iPhone 6 Plus
- iPhone SE
- iPhone 5s.
NOTE: Since the iPhone 5c was discontinued this year, it is likely that the Apple iPhone 5s too may follow suit next year. That, however, is still not known with any degree of certainty. In case you find that the 5s is unsupported, you might consider upgrading to a newer device.
List of iOS 12 Supported iPads
The list includes:
- iPad Pro 12.9-inch (2nd Generation)
- iPad Pro 12.9-inch (1st Generation)
- iPad Pro 10.5-inch
- iPad Pro 9.7-inch
- The iPad Air 2
- iPad Air
- iPad 5th generation
- The iPad Mini 4
- The iPad Mini 3
- iPad Mini 2.
We hope that you have found your device on this list of the iOS 12 supported devices. Should you not find the device which you own on this list, you can always upgrade to a newer device. Stay tuned for more such timely updates.