iOS 18 and iPadOS 18 are beginning to be in the spotlight and the rumors are spreading in leaps and bounds. We know that Apple is very interested in completely renewing these operating systems, providing them with many functions related to artificial intelligence and generative AI, thus making iOS 18 the largest update in history. A few hours ago a new rumor was published that claimed that iOS 18 would be compatible with all iOS 17 compatible devices. However, in the case of iPadOS 18, there are several iPad models that would not be compatible with this latest update.

All iPhones compatible with iOS 17 will be compatible with iOS 18

One of the most important aspects when Apple launches a new operating system at WWDC is knowing Which devices will be compatible with the update. This is because Apple is retiring the iPhone ancient and are no longer compatible with new versions. However, even long-unreleased iPhones are supported but with far fewer features available than the latest released iPhones or iPads.

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A few hours ago a rumor was published that would be deleted hours later in which it was detailed which were the iPhones compatible with iOS 18 and which were the iPads compatible with iPadOS 18. In the case of iOS 18 there would not be much change because all iPhones that can install iOS 17 currently could update to the new version when it is available. These are:

  • iPhone 15
  • iPhone 15 Plus
  • iPhone 15 Pro
  • iPhone 15 Pro Max
  • iPhone 14
  • iPhone 14 Plus
  • iPhone 14 Pro
  • iPhone 14 Pro Max
  • iPhone 13
  • iPhone 13 mini
  • iPhone 13 Pro
  • iPhone 13 Pro Max
  • iPhone 12
  • iPhone 12 mini
  • iPhone 12 Pro
  • iPhone 12 Pro Max
  • iPhone 11
  • iPhone 11 Pro
  • iPhone 11 Pro Max
  • iPhone XS
  • iPhone XS Max
  • iPhone XR
  • iPhone SE 2nd generation
  • iPhone SE 3rd generation

In the case of iPadOS 18, Manzana would remove support for the iPad 6, the 12.9-inch iPad Pro 2nd generation, and the 10.5-inch iPad Pro. Therefore these would be the iPads that could be updated:

  • iPad: 2019 onwards
  • iPad mini: 2019 onwards
  • iPad Air: 2019 and up
  • iPad Pro 2018 onwards

There are some media that call this rumor untrue because in the case of the 2nd generation 12.9-inch iPad Pro and the 10.5 inch one, they have an A10X Fusion chip, superior to the A10 chip that the 7th generation iPad has and would be compatible with iPadOS 18. We will finally see how this information evolves in the coming days.