Apple to drop these devices from its iOS 16 update list


With every new iOS or macOS version Apple announces, fans get excited about the new features it brings along. In addition, these new features make old devices run like new again by wiping them and reinstalling them with the latest OS. However, this year, Apple will upgrade only a few devices with the iOS 16 update. 

Furthermore, for years, Apple has supported old devices like the iPhone 6 and iPad Air 2. But, this year, the Cupertino tech giant has made several cuts to the compatibility list. Hence, some of the owners of older Apple devices might not get to enjoy the newest versions. 

Here’s a list of devices that will support the latest version of each OS –

1. iOS 16 

Unlike last year, many iPhones wouldn’t be able to upgrade to iOS 16 this year. 

iPhones that will get the iOS 16 update
  • iPhone 8 and 8 Plus
  • iPhone X
  • iPhone ZR, XS, and XS Max
  • iPhone 11, 11 Pro, and 11 Pro Max
  • iPhone 12 mini, 12, 12 Pro, and 12 Pro Max
  • iPhone 13 mini, 13, 13 Pro, and 13 Pro Max
  • iPhone SE (second and third generation)
iPhones that will not get the iOS 16 update
  • iPhone 6s
  • iPhone 7
  • iPhone SE (first generation)

2. iPadOS 16

Fortunately, every iPad Pro model can upgrade to iOS 16. But, only the latest iPad models will have the new Stage Manager multitasking feature.

iPad models that will receive the iOS 16 update
  • iPad (fifth generation and later)
  • iPad mini 5 and later
  • iPad Air 3 and later
  • iPad Pro (all models)
iPad models that will not receive the iOS 16 update
  • iPad Air 2
  • iPad mini 4

3. macOS 13 Ventura

Unfortunately, many Mac models, even those sold as recently as 2019, have been cut out of the compatibility list. 

Apple Ventura

Macs that will get the iOS 16 update
  • iMac (2017 or later)
  • iMac Pro (2017)
  • MacBook (2017 or later)
  • MacBook Air (2018 or later)
  • MacBook Pro (2017 or later)
  • Mac mini (2018 or later)
  • Mac Pro (2019 or later)
  • Mac Studio (2022)
Macs that will not get the iOS 16 update
  • iMac (2015-2016)
  • MacBook (2016)
  • MacBook Air (2015-2017)
  • MacBook Pro (2015-2016)
  • Mac mini (2014)
  • Mac Pro (2013)

4. watchOS 9

The watchOS 9 will not support the Apple Watch Series 3 even though it sells it. But, it will support all the Watch Series from 4-7 and Apple Watch SE.

5. tvOS 16

There’s good news for Apple TV owners as all the models supporting iOS 15 will also support iOS 16, except the non-4K models. The list of supported devices includes Apple TV 4th generation, HD, and all models of 4K.

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