All iPhone and iPad models supported by iOS 13


Apple announced iOS 13 yesterday, and as usual it turned out to be a massive release of new features and improvements. We can’t imagine there’s an iPhone user who wouldn’t want to get iOS 13 on their device, once it’s released this fall.

This raises the question of iOS 13 device compatibility though. Which iPhones and iPads will support iOS 13?

The good news is that we won’t have to wait until September to find out, as Apple has already announced all supported models.

Last year’s iOS 12 was a terrific release, dramatically improving system performance for a huge range of iPhones – from the brand new iPhone X, all the way up to the venerable iPhone 5S. This year, however, Apple is finally dropping support for the two oldest generations: iPhone 5S and iPhone 6.

Yes, these guys were starting to get a bit long in the tooth, with their aging A7 and A8 processors, not to mention the very limited amount of RAM they were packing. I personally owned the iPhone 6 for four years, and I can confidently say that what ultimately caused it to run and feel sluggish was the lack of 1GB of RAM. The A8 processor still performed well, but the limited RAM meant apps were constantly being wiped and reloaded into memory, making for a suboptimal experience.

With iOS 13, the oldest supported iPhone will be the iPhone 6S, which has the A9 chipset and 2GB of RAM – double the capacity of the iPhone 6. And yes, that means the iPhone SE gets also iOS 13, as it shares the same specs as the iPhone 6S. Apple has yet to say if there are any specific iOS 13 features that won’t be available on these iPhones, so hopefully users of these models will indeed get the full and proper version.

And now, here is a complete list with all iPhone and iPad models that will receive iOS 13 (or in the case of iPads – iPadOS) this fall:

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