iPadOS 17 Beta Compatibility For Compatible iPad Models

Here’s iPadOS 17 beta compatibility for compatible iPad models that you need to know about.

Apple’s iPadOS 17 is set to ship in September 2023 — here are the iPads that will be supported when it does.

The iPadOS 17 update was first announced on June 5 at the WWDC 2023 opening keynote. The update was announced alongside the iOS 17, macOS 14, tvOS 17, and watchOS 10 updates and will likely be made available to the public in or around September.

When it does arrive you’ll be able to install the update on your own iPad, but will it actually work?

Apple’s iPad OS 17 device support means that there are some older tablets that are currently running iPadOS 17 but will be cut adrift when iPadOS 17 arrive.

That means that if you’re using one of the following iPads, you’re unfortunately going to need to consider upgrading to something newer if you want to be able to install Apple’s latest iPadOS software:

  • iPad 5th gen
  • 9.7-inch iPad Pro 1st gen
  • 12.9-inch iPad Pro 1st gen

As a result of that, the list of compatible iPads that will run iPadOS 17 includes:

  • iPad Pro (2nd generation and later)
  • iPad Air (3rd generation and later)
  • iPad (6th generation and later)
  • iPad mini (5th generation and later)

Apple is likely to announce new iPads later in 2023, and those new tablets will also support iPadOS 17 of course. If they ship after that expected September release window we can expect iPadOS 17 to be installed out of the box, too.

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