When it comes to modern mobile operating platforms, there are but two giants: Google’s Android and Apple’s iOS. Out of these two, the iOS 11 is Apple’s new, refreshed, and upcoming operating platform. Needless to say, the new OS will have its own list of iOS 11 compatible devices, something which comes every year as newer versions of operating systems are released. Today, we shall see which of the iPhones and iPads will be compatible with the new Apple iOS 11.
iOS 11 Compatible Devices: Why The Need For Such a List?
Apple, like all other technology companies, is in the game to earn a profit. It makes sense, therefore, that they should drop support for some of their devices as the users will have a tangible reason to migrate to the newer devices. Also, it is very important to remember that both the hardware and the software fronts are locked in a race against each other: sometimes, the hardware teams race ahead and the software side has to do some catching up. At other times, the exact opposite happens. In the case of the iOS 11, for example, the hardware side has been dealt a blow, for now, as the software team has come up with the iOS 11. The Apple iPhone 8 should wipe the slates clean when it launches, however.
iOS 11 Compatible Devices: List of Compatible iPhones
The following is a catalogue of all the iPhone models which will support the new iOS 11 and which can be upgraded to the new OS.
- iPhone 7 Plus
- iPhone 7
- iPhone 6s
- iPhone 6s Plus
- iPhone 6
- iPhone 6 Plus
- iPhone SE
- iPhone 5s
Note that the Apple iPhone 5c will not make the cut as far as the list of iOS 11 compatible devices is concerned. This essentially is because the Apple iPhone 5c still runs on the older 32-bit apps while the new OS runs 64-bit apps. If you are using the iPhone 5c, you can either choose to upgrade to any newer Apple device or instead stick to using the old device which can be upgraded to up to the iOS 10 only.
iOS 11 Compatible Devices: List of Compatible iPads
This is the list of the devices which will be iOS 11 compatible.
- 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 found our list of iOS 11 compatible devices worth your while. Let us know if you have any questions by using the comments section below.