Which devices will support iOS and iPadOS 18?

Apple iPhone iOS 18 and iPadOS 18

This week at WWDC, Apple unveiled new versions of its mobile operating system for iPhones and iPads. Here’s which devices will support iOS and iPadOS 18.

Apple made its long-awaited keynote at WWDC 2024, announcing a host of new features for its upcoming iOS and iPadOS 18 operating systems for iPhones and iPads. When updates arrive, owners of older devices start to get nervous about which devices will run the new operating system. Fortunately, the list is quite extensive. However, some features may not work on older hardware.

The good news for users of older devices, with the exception of the 2018 sixth-generation iPad, is that iOS 18 will run on the same hardware that supports iOS 17. iPhones with iOS 18 support will include everything from from the second generation iPhone XR/XS to the second generation iPhone XR/XS and the newer second generation iPhone SE.

That said, it’s important to remember that while your device may be running a new mobile operating system, it may or may not support all the latest features, depending on its age.

Will my iPhone work with iOS 18?

Here is the full list of iPhones supporting iOS 18:

  • iPhone 15
  • iPhone 15 Plus
  • iPhone 15 Pro
  • iPhone 15 Pro Max
  • iPhone 14
  • iPhone 14 Plus
  • iPhone 14 Pro
  • iPhone 14 ProMax
  • iPhone 13
  • iPhone 13 Mini
  • iPhone 13 Pro
  • iPhone 13 Pro Max
  • iPhone 12
  • iPhone 12 Mini
  • iPhone 12 Pro
  • iPhone 12 Pro Max
  • iPhone 11
  • iPhone 11 Pro
  • iPhone 11 Pro Max
  • iPhone XS
  • iPhone XS Max
  • iPhone XR
  • iPhone SE (2nd generation or later)

Will my iPad work with iPadOS 18?

If you’re wondering whether your iPad will run the latest version of iPadOS 18, check out the list below:

  • iPad Pro (M4)
  • iPad Pro 12.9-inch (3rd generation or later)
  • iPad Pro 11-inch (1st generation or later)
  • iPad Air (M2)
  • iPad Air (3rd generation or later)
  • iPad (7th generation or later)
  • iPad Mini (5th generation or later)

Which devices have proven successful?

It should be noted that while the seventh-generation iPad meets the criteria, the sixth-generation iPad model does not, given that both use the same Apple A10 processor. However, the seventh-generation iPad has 3 GB of RAM instead of 2 GB.

Do all devices have all functions?

The short answer is: no. While your older device may run iOS 18, newer and more powerful devices will have features that other devices don’t have.

Most notable is the “Apple Intelligence” AI feature reserved for the iPhone 15 Pro (or later), which has the A17 Pro chip. The regular iPhone 15 will not see the AI ​​feature. For iPad, you’ll need an iPad Air or Pro with an M1 chip or newer.

Smart Script handwriting enhancement requires an iPad with an Apple M-series or A14 chip. This requirement means that older A10, A12 and A-13 M series chips do not support it.

It’s also important to mention that Live Audio Transcription, Eye Tracking Accessibility, and Voice Shortcuts Accessibility feature require an iPhone 12 or later.