Apple today announced at WWDC 2021 iOS 15, the next major update to the iPhone and iPod touch operating system. Although iOS 15 will be officially released this fall, the first developer beta is now available for developers — and we now know which devices are compatible with the update.
Surprisingly, iOS 15 is compatible with every iPhone and iPod touch model that currently runs on iOS 14. This means that iPhone 6s users and later, as well as 7th generation iPod touch users, will receive the update later this year.
Here’s the full list with every iPhone and iPod touch model supported by iOS 15:
- iPhone 6s and 6s Plus
- iPhone SE (1st gen)
- iPhone 7 and 7 Plus
- iPhone 8 and 8 Plus
- iPhone X
- iPhone XS and XS Max
- iPhone 11
- iPhone 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max
- iPhone 12 mini and iPhone 12
- iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max
- iPhone SE (2nd gen)
- iPod touch (7th gen)
It’s worth mentioning that Apple hadn’t discontinued any iPhone or iPod touch models last year with iOS 14 when compared to those already supporting iOS 13, so some of the devices listed above are now getting another extra year of lifetime with iOS 15.
iOS 15 is now available as a beta release for developers and a public beta will be available in July. The official release, however, is coming only this fall. The update brings fundamental changes to notification management, new features in iMessage, more privacy controls, and more.
Be sure to check out our full coverage of the WWDC 2021 announcements here on 9to5Mac:
- iPadOS 15 coming to all iPads supported by iPadOS 14 this fall, here’s the full list
- Apple brings Safari web browser extensions to iPhone and iPad with iOS 15
- Apple introduces iCloud+ service with Private Relay, Hide My Email, more
- Translate app coming to iPadOS 15 with system-wide translations
- iPadOS 15: You can now build apps on the iPad, and ship to the App Store
- iPadOS 15 for iPad brings with home screen widgets, multitasking updates, and more
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