Check if your iPhone and iPad models are compatible with iOS 11?

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IOS 11 is already official. Apple has announced the new version of its software platform under the WWDC 2017. A presentation in which they have also provided a number of details and developments. Among these new features is the abandonment of support for applications compiled in 32 bits, something that directly affects the compatibility of iOS 11 with the different versions of iPhone and iPad. So, what models are out of the list and can not be updated with iOS 11?

Already predicted for months the various rumours about iOS 11 and finally, Apple has been in charge of confirming the news officially. The new version of iOS will only be compatible with the 64-bit architecture, so all iDevices without a SoC that meets the proper specifications, will not be able to run the latest software version of the Apple.


iPhones and iPads Compatibility with iOS 11

Let us see which iPhone devices and iPad devices are compatible with new operating system iOS 11.

iPhones that are compatible and not compatible with iOS 11

With Apple’s confirmation of its intention to abandon support for 32-bit applications on iOS 11, the negative note comes for some of the iPhone and iPad users. And is that in this way Apple will finalise the native support of upcoming updates for models without processor 64 bits. That means that all that iDevices with a processor lower than the Apple A7 will be relegated to oblivion. That list is for models like the iPhone 5 and iPhone 5c, in addition to the fourth generation iPad.


As for the older terminals, they are automatically discarded since they also did not enjoy the update with iOS 10.

Therefore, by discarding, this is the list of models of iPhone and iPad that can be updated with iOS 11 soon:

  • iPhone 5s
  • iPhone SE
  • iPhone 6
  • iPhone 6 Plus
  • iPhone 6s
  • iPhone 6s Plus
  • iPhone 7
  • iPhone 7 Plus

iPads that are Compatible with iOS 11

With regard to 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 by the fall to all Apple users. At that time the devices will perceive the availability of a new OTA through Wirelessly or through iTunes. 

Check if your iPhone or iPad is 32 bit or 64 bit

For iPhone: The iPhone 5S and up are all comes under the 64 bit. So, if you are using iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, 6Plus, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s+ and go on next generations all comes under 64 bit and are eligible 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 released on/after November 2013.
I hope you are clear with your iPhone or iPad is 32 bit or 64 bit. Soon there will be another article on this topic in details so that you can check yourself if your iOS devices are 32 or 64 bit.

So, these are the devices that are compatible with iOS 11, the new operating system. With this article, you can easily check that if your device can update to iOS 11 or not.

Stay tuned to our article for more tricks and tips of iOS 11. We will update here once the iOS 11 is released to all of its users.

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If you have any queries about your iPhone or iPad is 32 bit or 64 bit, feel free to write them in the comment section below.

We will get back to you as soon as possible and will help you to solve all your queries.

Which iPhone or iPad do you use now? Is your iPhone or iPad 32 bit or 64 bit?



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