iOS 11 compatibility

iOS 11 Compatible Devices: Will Your Device Be Able To Run The New OS?

Dorothy Smith

When it comes to the iOS 11, it must be said that Apple has done a fantastic job with it. From the developers and public betas that we have been using over the years, it is a testament to the fact that this will be the premier Apple OS for some time to come. However, there is a catch here as well: not all of the extant Apple devices will support the upcoming OS. As the release date of the new OS approaches, we have been asked for a list of iOS 11 devices which will run on the new OS. Here we go.

iOS 11 compatibility
iOS 11 compatible devices

iOS 11 Devices: Why Does The Compatibility Issue Arise?

First announced at Worldwide Developers Conference or the WWDC 2017, this year’s Apple iOS is significant because it will also power this year’s Apple iPhone 8, which is the tenth generation iPhone and rumored to be Apple’s best and latest. Any software and hardware manufacturer, as Apple is, try to introduce the maximum number of devices into the fold of its latest releases. You would hence believe that all of the existing Apple devices would support the upcoming iOS 11. This, however, is not so.

As software upgrades over time, the demands made on the hardware also increase dramatically, thereby making it impossible for some older devices to cope up. This is why some devices cannot upgrade to the newest OS, be it Windows or Apple OS or Android OS. Also, there is a business aspect to it as well: some devices have to necessarily be phased out every year if the companies are to thrive.

iOS 11 Devices: Compatible Devices List

This is the list of the compatible devices. If your device is on the list, you are good to go. Or, you will have to upgrade or stick with your old iOS.

  • iPhone 7 Plus
  • iPhone 7
  • iPhone 6s
  • iPhone 6s Plus
  • iPhone 6
  • iPhone 6 Plus
  • iPhone SE
  • iPhone 5s

Note: The Apple iPhone 5c will not be an iOS 11 compatible device. So, in case you are using an Apple iPhone 5c, you should try and upgrade. Else, if the iOS 10 suits you, you need not bother.

iOS 11 Devices: List of Compatible iPads

The list is:

  • 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

Wrap Up

In the end, if you do not see your device in this list of all iOS 11 devices, do not worry. The iOS 10 or below is still a proud member of Apple’s product line. However, should you choose to upgrade, follow our guide.