Are you wondering which devices will support iOS 11? While iOS 11 includes a variety of new features and refinements to the Apple operating system, only certain model iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices will support the iOS 11 release.
Fortunately the compatible devices list for iOS 11 is fairly sprawling, and while a few devices did not make the list you will find that most modern iPhone and iPad hardware will support the latest release when it debuts in the fall.
The following iOS 11 compatible devices list is directly from Apple,
iOS 11 Supported Devices List
Existing iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch models that will support iOS 11 include the following hardware:
Which iPhone Models Support iOS 11
- iPhone 7
- iPhone 7 Plus
- iPhone 6s
- iPhone 6s Plus
- iPhone 6
- iPhone 6 Plus
- iPhone SE
- iPhone 5s
Which iPads Support iOS 11
- 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
What iPod Touch Supports iOS 11
- iPod touch 6th generation
Obviously if any new model devices are released while iOS 11 is around, it would be safe to assume those devices would run iOS 11 as well. For example if an iPhone 8 or iPhone 7S comes out in the fall, it would also run iOS 11 and probably ship with it preinstalled too, this would follow the typical pattern that Apple has with releasing new iPhone devices near the public release of major new system software updates.
It’s always possible the iOS 11 supported hardware list will change, but as of now it is current based on what the iOS 11 beta download will install on, and what is shown on the Apple iOS 11 beta home page.
Currently iOS 11 is available to beta testers, and iOS 11 will be released to the general public in the fall.
Mac users may also be interested to find out what Macs are compatible with MacOS High Sierra here too.