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iPhone 8 and later got iOS 16, 6s, 7 and SE dropped


Apple introduced the next versions of its primary operating systems — the ones that run its phones, tablets, watches, and laptops – yesterday at the WWDC conference in San Francisco. Here is a list of the current devices that will be upgraded.

iOS 16

Widgets for the lock screen, improved notifications, new Messages capabilities, Apple Wallet support for digital IDs, and Pay Later are all part of iOS 16’s list of enhancements. As for Always On Display, it will be accessible on the future generation phones.


iOS 16 is compatible with the iPhone 8/8 Plus and iPhone X models that were released in 2017 and beyond. There are no longer any plans to maintain some of the older devices that ran version 15 (iPhone 6s, iPhone 7, iPhone SE, and iPod touch 7th generation).

iPadOS 16

iOS 16 provided new multitasking features and complete display compatibility for iPads with M1 chips. Mail and Safari have additional features for collaboration, and the Weather app is now available on Apple’s tablet devices, among other enhancements.


iPad Airs (3rd generation and after), the vanilla iPad (5th generation and later), and the iPad mini are all supported by the latest version (5th gen and later). iPad Air 2 (from 2014, approximately 8 years old) and iPad mini 4 (from 2013) are no longer supported by this version of iOS (2015).

watchOS 9

Even if you have the most recent Apple Watch, you must also have an iPhone 8/X or later to run watchOS 9. The Apple Watch Series 4 and later, as well as the Watch SE, are all supported. Series 3 support has been discontinued.


iOS 15, iPadOS 15, and watchOS 8 are all compatible with these devices:

Ventura is the name of the new Mac OS X operating system.

Starting with 2017 MacBook (Pro) and iMac models, macOS Ventura is compatible with both Intel and Apple-powered desktop and laptop systems (Pro).


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