After releasing iOS 11 in September 2017, Apple is now ready to release the next iOS version, the iOS 12. We’ve covered the rumors on the specs and the release date of iOS 12.
In this article, we’ll give a look at the devices that iOS 12 will support. In the absence of official words from Apple, our only bet is speculations. Before we put down a list of devices that iOS 12 will support, let’s bring some pinches of history; let’s see the list of supported devices for iOS 11.
After much ado, iOS 11 was finally released by Apple for a number of devices; the list includes iPhone 5S, iPhone 6, iPhone 6S, iPhone 6S Plus, iPod Touch 5th Generation, iPad 3, iPad with Retina Display, iPad Air, iPad Mini, iPad Mini with Retina Display. iPhone 5 was the only device that was officially discarded.
In the same way, few devices will be scraped off from the list of devices which will get iOS 12 update. We don’t know which devices yet, but we can make a guess based on the rumors that are at hand.
List of iOS 12 Supported(compatibility) Devices
iPhone 6 Plus,
iPhone 6S Plus,
iPhone 7 Plus,
iPhone 8 Plus
iPad Air 2 and 5th-gen iPad
iPad Mini 2,
iPad mini 3,
iPad mini 4
All iPad Pros
6th-gen iPod Touch
Those who use the devices mentioned above, might find it difficult to swallow, but it’d be the case if the rumor turns true. Another worrisome rumor is once a user upgrades his device to iOS 12 from iOS 11, it won’t be possible for him to downgrade. To be on the safer side, you should take a backup of your files and folders before upgrading, because there won’t be any turning back.
Apple is currently all set to release its next flagship iPhone. Some believe it will be iPhone 11 while others held the phone will be called iPhone 10S. Some rumors indicate the phone will arrive with a quadrupled RAM.
This rumor insinuates iOS 12 will have some outlandish functionality which may not be supported by ordinary and older iPhones. We are allowed to think this way because hardware upgrades indicate additional functionality of the operating system.
iOS 12 is almost a year away and riding on wild speculations may be risky at this moment. We have the initial list of devices, which reportedly won’t get iOS 12 update. Next we need to wait till we get close to the release of iOS 12 because by then, the rumors will open up along with occasional leaks and insider reports, helping us avoiding far-fetched speculations and stay completely grounded.