Contrary to multiple rumors that circulated ahead of when iOS 13 was announced, the new operating system is indeed compatible with many older iPhones, including the iPhone SE, iPhone 6s, and ‌iPhone‌ 6s Plus. The ‌iPhone‌ 6 and 6 Plus are not supported.

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Apple's list of compatible devices confirms that iOS 13 is compatible with all of these iPhones:

  • ‌iPhone‌ XS
  • ‌iPhone‌ XS Max
  • ‌iPhone‌ XR
  • ‌iPhone‌ X
  • ‌iPhone‌ 8 and ‌iPhone‌ 8 Plus
  • ‌iPhone‌ 7 and 7 Plus
  • ‌iPhone SE‌
  • ‌iPhone‌ 6s and 6s Plus
  • iPod touch (7th-generation)

The new iPadOS, which is basically iOS 13 but for the iPad, is also compatible with a wide range of older devices.

  • All ‌iPad‌ Pros
  • ‌iPad‌ (6th generation)
  • ‌iPad‌ (5th generation)
  • iPad mini (5th generation)
  • ‌iPad mini‌ 4
  • iPad Air (3rd generation)
  • ‌iPad Air‌ 2

Apple says that iOS 13, like iOS 12, brings some major performance improvements to our devices, so we can perhaps expect to see better speeds even on older devices. Apps have faster launch times, app download sizes have been reduced, and on TrueDepth devices, Face ID is up to 30 percent faster.

Right now, iOS 13 is available for registered developers, but Apple plans to make a public beta available this July. The update will launch to the public in the fall.

Top Rated Comments

benshive Avatar
41 months ago
Are you kidding me?! I can't run iOS 13 on my iPhone 3G. Apple and their planned obsolescence :mad:
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Score: 15 Votes (Like | Disagree)
AnonMac50 Avatar
41 months ago
('https://www.macrumors.com/2019/06/03/ios-13-compatible-devices/')


Contrary to multiple rumors that circulated ahead of when iOS 13 was announced, the new operating system is indeed compatible with many older iPhones, including the iPhone SE, iPhone 6s, and iPhone 6s Plus. The iPhone 6 and 6 Plus are not supported.



Apple's list of compatible devices confirms that iOS 13 is compatible with all of these iPhones:

* iPhone XS
* iPhone XS Max
* iPhone XR
* iPhone X
* iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus
* iPhone 7 and 7 Plus
* iPhone SE
* iPod touch (7th-generation)

The new iPadOS, which is basically iOS 13 but for the iPad, is also compatible with a wide range of older devices.

* All iPad Pros
* iPad (6th generation)
* iPad (5th generation)
* iPad mini (5th generation)
* iPad mini 4
* iPad Air (3rd generation)
* iPad Air 2

Apple says that iOS 13, like iOS 12, brings some major performance improvements to our devices, so we can perhaps expect to see better speeds even on older devices. Apps have faster launch times, app download sizes have been reduced, and on TrueDepth devices, Face ID is up to 30 percent faster.

Right now, iOS 13 is available for registered developers, but Apple plans to make a public beta available this July. The update will launch to the public in the fall.

Article Link: iOS 13 is Compatible With iPhone SE and Later, iPhone 6 and 6 Plus Not Supported ('https://www.macrumors.com/2019/06/03/ios-13-compatible-devices/')
Don’t forget to mention the 6s and 6s Plus!
Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)
hotstreaks Avatar
41 months ago
nice. now i get to keep the SE. and if an edge-to-edge SE comes out next year, i would upgrade. thanks apple for supporting the SE and 6S models of iphone.
Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)
iDento Avatar
41 months ago
iPad Air 2 will never die.
Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)
QCassidy352 Avatar
41 months ago
I also have to say RIP iPhone 6S, one of the best iPhones they have ever made, along with the iPhone 4....
The 6s is supported. It’s on apple’s list in the graphic above. Macrumors’ list omits it by mistake.
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
PickUrPoison Avatar
41 months ago
iPad mini 4 with A8 and Air 2 (A8X) still supported, since both have 2GB RAM.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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