Apple’s initial preview of iOS 13 and iPadOS is now out in the public domain, which means that the informational floodgates are about to open.
To quench your thirst for iOS 13 and iPadOS-based knowledge, here is a compatibility chart to assist you in determining whether or not iOS 13 and iPadOS will ultimately run on your existing iPhone, iPod touch or iPad devices respectively.
Let’s jump back a couple of years and consider the release of iOS 11. With that announcement, Apple took the rather bold – but ultimately correct – step of eliminating compatibility for all 32-bit devices. That release meant that only newer devices built on top of Apple’s 64-bit architecture were able to download and install iOS 11.
That particular change set the scene for iOS 12 and has continued with iOS 13 and iPadOS to ensure that anyone consuming the platform has a device capable of running the latest technologies and providing the best possible experience in terms of performance, power conservation, and memory management.
So, clearly, there is no 32-bit support as per the last two major iOS releases, but there are also a few surprise omissions from the supported devices list. We got wind of this ahead of this official maiden iOS 13 and iPadOS previews but it has now been confirmed. All compatible devices are listed below:
- iPhone XR
- iPhone XS
- iPhone XS Max
- iPhone X
- iPhone 8
- iPhone 8 Plus
- iPhone 7
- iPhone 7 Plus
- iPhone SE
- iPhone 6s
- iPhone 6s Plus
- iPad Air 3 (10.5-inch)
- iPad Air 2
- iPad 6 (9.7-inch)
- iPad 5 (9.7-inch)
- iPad Pro (9.7-inch)
- 1st/2nd/3rd Gen iPad Pro (12.9-inch)
- iPad Pro (10.5-inch)
- iPad Pro (11-inch)
- iPad mini 5
- iPad mini 4
iPod touch (iOS)
- iPod touch 7th generation
If you study the compatibility list above – paying specific attention to the initial iPhone section – you’ll immediately be able to see that the list is missing a few contenders. With the release of iOS 13 and iPadOS, Apple has culled support for iPhone 5s, iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, and all devices prior to that hardware which were previously supported with iOS 12.
If you own one of those devices but want to consume iOS 13 for iPhone and iPadOS for iPad, then you are going to get your thinking cap on and seriously consider an upgrade to a newer device. If your device is listed above, then congratulations, Apple has deemed you worthy to be supported with the official release of iOS 13 and iPadOS later this year.
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