Apple has finally unveiled iOS 15 and iPadOS 15, its new software update for iPhones and iPads respectively, at its annual WWDC keynote speech. This operating system upgrade will likely roll out to compatible devices towards the end of the year.
So which iPhones and iPads will get the iOS 15 and iPadOS 15 updates? Well, Apple has mentioned device compatibility for its new software, so we now know for sure.
We've listed the iOS 15 and iPadOS 15 compatible devices below, so you can check if your iPhone or iPad is on the list. If not, we're sorry, but you're sticking with iOS 14 or earlier.
iPhones that will get iOS 15
These are all the phones Apple has confirmed will get iOS 15 - not including the iPhone 13, which hasn't been announced yet, though that obviously will too.
- iPhone 12 / 12 mini / 12 Pro / 12 Pro Max
- iPhone SE (2020)
- iPhone 11 / 11 Pro / 11 Pro Max
- iPhone XS / XS Max / XR
- iPhone X
- iPhone 8 / 8 Plus
- iPhone 7 / 7 Plus
- iPhone SE
- iPhone 6S / 6S Plus
iPads that will get iPadOS 15
These are the iPads that will get Apple's newest tablet operating system update.
- iPad Pro (2015) / Pro (2017) / Pro (2018) / Pro (2020) / Pro (2021)
- iPad Air 2 / Air 3 / Air 4
- iPad (2017) / iPad (2018) / iPad (2019) / iPad (2020)
- iPad Mini 4 (2015) / Mini (2019)
So for both software updates, compatibility is exactly the same as with the previous versions of the software (except with new devices, obviously).
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Tom Bedford was deputy phones editor on TechRadar until late 2022, having worked his way up from staff writer. Though he specialized in phones and tablets, he also took on other tech like electric scooters, smartwatches, fitness, mobile gaming and more. He is based in London, UK and now works for the entertainment site What To Watch.
He graduated in American Literature and Creative Writing from the University of East Anglia. Prior to working on TechRadar, he freelanced in tech, gaming and entertainment, and also spent many years working as a mixologist. He also currently works in film as a screenwriter, director and producer.