The next version 15 of iOS should be released in the fall of 2021. If Apple follows its usual schedule, the new features of this major update will be presented in June, during the traditional WWDC event. During the summer will take place the beta test phase, therefore.
But it is in the spring that we should officially know the list of devices that can install iOS 15. Until then, it is obviously possible to make various hypotheses on the subject, as did Medhi Naitmazi from home. iPhoneSoft recently. The latter even said to make a revelation of compatible iOS 15 devices, a revelation based, therefore, on a source theoretically close to the Californian company.
So here is the very likely list of devices that will be able to support iOS 15.
Which iPhones should support iOS 15?
The iPhone models that could install iOS 15 are as follows:
- All iPhones from 2021
- iPhone 12 Pro and 12 Pro Max
- iPhone 12 and 12 mini
- iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max
- iPhone 11
- iPhone XS
- iPhone XS Max
- iPhone XR
- iPhone X
- iPhone 8
- iPhone 8 Plus
- iPhone 7
- iPhone 7 Plus
- iPhone 6s
- iPhone 6s Plus
- iPhone SE (2016)
- iPhone SE (2020)
We notice that this new list not include iPhone 6s and 6s Plus, as well as the 2016 SE model, which, all three, could still install iOS 14. These, last iPhone to be equipped with an A9 chip, should therefore no longer be able to take advantage of the next iOS features. As the source points out, an A10 or newer processor would be necessary to take advantage of the new features of iOS 15.
And which iPads for iPadOS 15?
- All iPads introduced in 2021
- All iPad Pro
- 3rd generation iPad Air (2019)
- 4th generation iPad Air (2020)
- 6th generation iPad (2018)
- 7th generation iPad (2019)
- 8th generation iPad (2020)
- 5th generation iPad mini (2019)
As for Apple tablets, the 5th generation iPad (2017), iPad mini 4 (2015) and iPad Air 2 (2014) models are slipping away. These can still install iOS 14. But presumably, they wouldn’t support iOS 15.
Finally, the iPod touch (7th generation) should still be there with iOS 15.
In the end, while iOS 14 did not abandon any iOS device compatible with the previous version, the next update 15 should abandon 6 iPhone and iPad: the iPhone SE (2016) 6s and 6s Plus, as well as the iPad 5, mini 4 and Air 2.
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