If your iPhone or iPad is compatible with iOS 11, then it is on the list of supported iOS 12 devices. Yes, you read it right. On the stage at WWDC 2018, Apple unveiled next-major mobile operating system – iOS 12 for iPhone and iPad. The company told iOS users iOS 12 compatibility list includes all the devices that are iOS 11 supported.
iOS 12 will be released to masses a few days before the launch of iPhone XS, iPhone XS Plus/Max, and iPhone (9?). During the unveiling of iOS 12, Apple heavily focused on the performance and stability aspect of the operating system. The company touted that it has spent a good amount of time and effort on the performance of iOS 12 on older devices. The company claims that iOS 12 supported devices will become 40% faster at launching apps, 50% faster at showing keyboard, and 70% faster camera launch because of the tweaks in the new iOS.
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iOS 12 Devices
According to Apple, the new iOS 12 compatible devices include the following iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch models:
iOS 12 Compatible iPhone
- 2018 iPhone models
- iPhone X
- Apple iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone 8
- iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 7
- Apple iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone 6s
- iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6
- iPhone SE, iPhone 5s
iOS 12 Supported iPad
- 12.9-inch iPad Pro 2nd generation & 1st Generation
- 10.5-inch iPad Pro
- 9.7-inch iPad Pro
- 9.6-inch iPad
- iPad Air 2, iPad Air
- Apple iPad 5
- iPad mini 4, iPad mini 3, iPad mini 2
iOS 12 Compatible iPod Touch
- iPod touch 6g
The iOS 12 compatibility list is identical to the one Apple released for its last year’s major mobile operating system update – iOS 11. The company tries its best to keep offering support for its old devices. But more often, the fruit company has removed the oldest device(s) from the supported devices list due to hardware incapable of executing the new OS and/or the apps designed for the OS. For example, with iOS 11, Apple dropped support for the iPhone 5, iPhone 5C, and iPad 4.
Even though the company tries to provide iOS support for older devices, the owners of oldest devices have complained that upgrading to a latest operating system has made their phone or tablet painfully slow.
iOS 12 will be pushed as a free over-the-air update for iOS 12 supported devices listed above when it launches in the second half of September 2018.
Here is a detailed rundown of iOS 12 new features.