Apple iOS 18 compatible devices exposed: only iPhone XR and above Bionic A12 phones

Apple iOS 18

MacRumors obtained a list of compatible devices for iOS 18 and iPadOS 18. The source has a good record of breaking the internal version numbers of Apple products. According to reports, Apple iOS 18 will be compatible with the following iPhone models:

Compatible iOS 18 devices

  • 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)
iOS 18
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iPadOS 18

Compared with iOS 18, iPadOS 18 will no longer support iPad models equipped with A10X Fusion chips. In other words, iPadOS 18 will be compatible with the following iPad models:

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  • iPad Pro: 2018 and newer
  • iPad Air: 2019 and newer
  • iPad mini: 2019 and newer versions
  • iPad: 2020 and newer

This means that iPadOS 18 will no longer be compatible with iPad Pro 10.5 or the second-generation iPad Pro 12.9 models released in 2017, as well as regular A10 Fusion models such as the sixth- and seventh-generation iPads. Apple will officially launch iOS 18 and iPadOS 18 at WWDC in June if all goes according to plan. The company will push the update to all compatible devices in September.


In conclusion, MacRumors has provided insights into the compatibility of upcoming Apple operating systems, iOS 18 and iPadOS 18, based on reliable internal sources. The list of compatible devices for iOS 18 includes a wide range of iPhone models, spanning from the latest releases to older iterations like the iPhone 11 and iPhone XS. However, iPadOS 18 will discontinue support for certain iPad models equipped with A10X Fusion chips, narrowing compatibility to newer iPad Pro, iPad Air, iPad mini, and iPad versions.

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This move reflects Apple’s ongoing efforts to optimize software performance and functionality across its device ecosystem, while also aligning with advancements in hardware capabilities. Users can anticipate the official launch of iOS 18 and iPadOS 18 at WWDC in June, with the updates expected to roll out to compatible devices worldwide in September. As Apple continues to innovate and refine its operating systems, users can look forward to enhanced features and seamless experiences across their iOS and iPadOS devices.

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