Which iPhones And iPads Will Run iOS 11? — Release Date, Features, Incompatible Apps

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iOS 11 Release Date

Before releasing the final version of iOS, Apple releases different betas for testing purposes. Similarly, you can install iOS 11 Beta on your iDevice and try out the new features. You can follow our iOS 11 Beta installation guide to know how to perform this without any problem.

iOS 11 is the eleventh major release of the iOS operating system; it’ll follow iOS 10. Currently, we don’t have fixed iOS 11 release date. Till now, Apple has only confirmed that iOS 11 will be released this fall. People are expecting that iOS 11 update will be rolled out along with the release of much-anticipated iPhone 8, which is slated to arrive in September.

Which iPhones And iPads Will Run iOS 11?

It goes without saying that iOS 11 will drop support for some older iOS-based devices due to increased hardware requirement and compatibility issues. iOS 11 is also dropping support for devices with a 32-bit processor, which makes it the first iOS version that’ll run exclusively on 64-bit processors.

You can take a look at the list given below and confirm which iPhones and iPads will run iOS 11. If your device doesn’t make the cut, don’t worry, your iPhone or iPad will continue working as earlier. But, you won’t get any features and security updates. So, it makes sense to move to a new device.

iOS 11 Supported iPhones

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

iOS 11 Supported iPads

  • 12.9-inch iPad Pro 2nd generation
  • 12.9-inch iPad Pro 1st generation
  • 10.5-inch iPad Pro
  • 9.7-inch iPad Pro
  • iPad Air 2
  • iPad Air
  • iPad 5th generation
  • iPad mini 4
  • iPad mini 3
  • iPad mini 2

iOS 11 Supported iPod

  • iPod touch 6th generation

Unsupported Devices

  • iPhone 5
  • iPhone 5C
  • Fourth-generation iPad
  • Other older devices

Which apps will stop working in iOS 11?

As said above, iOS 11 is the first 64-bit-only iOS release. So, 32-bit apps won’t be supported by iPhone, and they won’t be shown in App Store. In case you have such apps pre-installed and you perform the upgrade, you’ll see an alert regarding this incompatibility. So, it’s high time that you search for the alternatives.

But, how to check if a particular app is going to work on your iDevice after the iOS 11 upgrade? Well, it’s pretty straightforward. You need to follow this path to see the list of apps that won’t be compatible with iOS 11:
General > About > Applications

Which are best features of iOS 11?

In the past, we’ve written a dedicated post on the 20 best iOS 11 features that will surely change your iPhone and iPad experience. The most notable out of them are more powerful multitasking, camera improvements, App Store redesign, Apple Pay in Messages and Siri, etc.

What about iOS 11 vs. Android Oreo?

Android Oreo was recently released–here’s when Android O update is arriving for your device. If we look at its features, iOS 11 and Android Oreo are playing catch up game. You can read our iOS 11 vs. Android O feature comparison to know more.

So, are you excited to know which iPhones and iPads will run iOS 11? Don’t forget to share your views and best iOS 11 features.

Also Read: Apple Is Killing iPhone 8’s “Home Button”, But What’s Coming Is More Virtual
Adarsh Verma

Adarsh Verma

Fossbytes co-founder and an aspiring entrepreneur who keeps a close eye on open source, tech giants, and security. Get in touch with him by sending an email — [email protected]

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