When Apple releases iOS 11 this fall, it will, as it has in the past, drop support for some of its older hardware to permanently lock them into 2016’s operating system.
More pressing, some four-year-old devices will not be able to preview iOS 11 this summer, again because of lack of support. (Apple released the public beta of iOS 11 earlier this week.
Here’s the line-up of devices iOS 11 will run on:
- iPhone 7 and 7 Plus (launched 2016)
- iPhone SE (2016)
- iPhone 6S and 6S Plus (2015)
- iPhone 6 and 6 Plus (2104)
- iPhone 5S (2013)
- 12.9-in. iPad Pro (2015-2017)
- 10.5-in. iPad Pro (2017)
- iPad, 5th generation (2017)
- 9.7-in. iPad Pro (2016)
- iPad Air and iPad Air 2 (2013-2015)
- iPad Mini 2 and 3 and 4 (2013-2015)
Apple pared the list for last year’s 2016 by three devices, dropping the iPhone 5 (2012) and the proud-to-be-plastic iPhone 5C (2013), as well as the fourth-generation iPad (2012).