iOS 11 Compatibility & Release Date

Apple today unveiled iOS 11, the latest and most advanced version of its mobile operating system for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch. iOS 11 comes with plenty of new features and goodies to play around with, but just like every year, Apple is also dropping support for some of its older devices with it.

iOS 11 Does Not Support These Devices

With iOS 11, Apple is dropping support for 32-bit apps which also means that iPhones, iPad, and iPod Touch powered by a 32-bit A-series chipset will not be supported by it. So, when iOS 11 drops later this year, it will not be supported the following devices:

  • iPhone 5
  • iPhone 5c
  • iPad 3
  • iPad 4

iOS 11 Compatibility List

All other iOS devices that were previously supported on iOS 10 will continue to be supported under iOS 11 as well. This includes the following devices:

  • iPhone 7
  • iPhone 7 Plus
  • iPhone 6s
  • iPhone 6s Plus
  • iPhone 6
  • iPhone 6 Plus
  • iPhone SE
  • iPhone 5s
  • 6th generation iPod Touch

iPad:

  • New 9.7-inch iPad
  • 12.9-inch iPad Pro
  • 9.7-inch iPad Pro
  • iPad Air 2
  • iPad Air
  • iPad mini 4
  • iPad mini 3
  • iPad mini 2
  • iPad 5

iOS 11 also comes with Apple Pay Cash peer-to-peer payment feature which will only be available on the following devices in the US:

  • iPhone SE
  • iPhone 6
  • iPhone 6s
  • iPhone 7
  • iPhone 6 Plus
  • iPhone 6s Plus
  • iPhone 7 Plus
  • iPad 5
  • iPad Pro
  • iPad Air 2
  • iPad mini 3

Disappointed that iOS 11 drops support for 32-bit devices? iOS 11 drops support for 32-bit apps from the App Store completely as well, so this was a step that had to be taken by Apple.

The first developer preview of iOS 11 will be released later today, with more beta builds of the OS dropping later over the next few months until the final release of the OS later this fall. The public beta test of the OS will start from July.

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