IOS 11 is already official. Apple announced the new version of its software platform as part of WWDC 2017. A presentation in which they also provided several details and developments. Among these new features is the discontinuation of support for 32-bit compiled applications, which directly affects the compatibility of iOS 11 with different versions of iPhone and iPad. So which models are off the list and cannot be updated to iOS 11?
Already predicted for months the various rumors on iOS 11 and finally, Apple has been responsible for officially confirming the news. The new version of iOS will only be compatible with the 64-bit architecture, so all iDevices without SoC that meet the appropriate specifications will not be able to run the latest software version from Apple.
IPhones and iPads Compatibility with iOS 11
Let’s see which iPhone devices and iPad devices are compatible with the new iOS 11 operating system.
IPhones compatible and compatible with iOS 11
With Apple’s confirmation of its intention to drop support for 32-bit apps on iOS 11, the negative note comes for some iPhone and iPad users. And that’s how Apple will finalize native support for upcoming updates for models without a 64-bit processor. This means that anything iDevices with a processor lower than the Apple A7 will be relegated to oblivion. This listing is for models like the iPhone 5 and iPhone 5c, in addition to the fourth generation iPad.
As for the old terminals, they are automatically eliminated since they also did not enjoy the update with iOS 10.
Therefore, by eliminating, this is the list of iphone and ipad models which can be updated to iOS 11 soon:
- iphone 5s
- IPhone SE
- Iphone 6
- IPhone 6 Plus
- Iphone 6s
- IPhone 6s Plus
- Iphone 7
- IPhone 7 Plus
IPads compatible with iOS 11
Regarding iPad tablets, this is the list of iPad models compatible with iOS 11:
- Ipad air
- IPad Air 2
- IPad mini 2
- IPad mini 3
- IPad mini 4
- Fifth generation iPad
- IPad Pro 9.7
- IPad Pro 10.5
- IPad Pro 12.9
As Apple has already indicated, the first version of iOS 11 for developers is now available for the models above. The official update with iOS11 will come into the light in the fall for all Apple users. At that time, the devices will perceive the availability of a new OTA by Wireless or via iTunes.
Check if your iPhone or iPad is 32-bit or 64-bit
For iPhone: The iPhone 5S and above are all 64 bit. So if you are using iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, 6Plus, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s + and continue the next generations, you have less than 64 bit and are allowed to upgrade to the new iOS 11 operating system.
For iPad: iPad Air or later and iPad mini 2 or later have 64-bit processors. Basically, iPads were released after November 2013.
Hope you are clear your iPhone or iPad is 32 bit or 64 bit. Soon there will be another post on this topic in details so that you can check if your iOS devices are 32 or 64 bit.
So, these are the devices compatible with iOS 11, the new operating system. With this article, you can easily check whether your device can be updated to iOS 11 or not.
Stay tuned to our article for more iOS 11 tips and tricks. We will update here once iOS 11 is released to all of its users.
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