These are the iPhones and iPads that will be updated to iOS 11 on release date


Apple unveiled the September 19th release date for iOS 11 yesterday, and, as you can imagine, while the new iPhone 8, 8 Plus and X will ship with it out of the box, the rest of the iPhone and iPad gang will have to get it over the ether. As usual, there are some winners and losers, meaning that really old iPhones and Apple tablets won't get any of the iOS 11 goods, as you can see in Apple's helpful list above. 

Anything iPhone 5 and below, or the OG iPad mini, won't be updated to any of the new features, but if you are rocking these dinosaurs, it's a good reminder to finally ditch them for something more advanced anyway. As to which devices will get what features, well, that is hardware-dependent, as usual. 

For instance, peer payments and Apple Pay Cash are available only in the U.S. on iPhone SE, iPhone 6 or later, iPad Pro, iPad (5th generation), iPad Air 2, iPad mini 3 or later, and the Apple Watch.

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12 Comments

1. cnour

Posts: 2305; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

This will put Android lovers in a long coma.

2. Sammy_DEVIL737

Posts: 1529; Member since: Nov 28, 2016

Why Android lovers should be in coma? It's still better having freedom to run apps on 3-4 year older device rather than having them artificially restricted so that Apple could make that extra money forcing their users to buy new hardware.

3. Mikele

Posts: 158; Member since: Nov 19, 2013

Haha, great response!!!!!!

7. iushnt

Posts: 3105; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

May be he went to coma reading your response.

4. SIGPRO

Posts: 2817; Member since: Oct 03, 2012

What coma? Tell me what is new with the new iphones? Maybe only the AR but rest was done years ago, apple is running behind again. Even the AR part was done partially already on the N8/N9!

9. IOSANDROID

Posts: 120; Member since: Sep 30, 2015

Not trying to defend apple but the theme with apple products is usually that they do it better not first, indeed when they do it, it's news because they add a twist some "innovation" like the face id , Samsung was first but you can be certain that apple implementation will be better and a bit different if you compare it they innovating by addig a dot projector and infrared camera etc. At the end of the day the reason why they get so much credit is because when they add a feature is usually a pleasure to use rather than an uncofortable xperience. lastly they did add 4k 60fps and 1080p 240fps, no other smartphone other than the iphone 8 series can do it rightnow.

10. samgsam

Posts: 148; Member since: Mar 24, 2017

Even AR isn't completely new. Sony Xperia Z1 had AR feature in its camera way back in 2013.

6. submar

Posts: 713; Member since: Sep 19, 2014

I think Lollipop can provide as much functionality as iOS 16.

5. .KRATOS.

Posts: 442; Member since: Mar 15, 2013

Wow nice the iPhone 6 which was released on September 2014 will get the update n I'm sure it'll get the ios12 also n the galaxy s6 which was released on April 2015 won't get oreo update, ps: I'm an s6 user, I don't know what policy Google n other Android oems r using, but when u pay hefty price on a flagship it supposed to get the latest update for like 4 years in a raw or why the use of paying lots of money on a phone that would be outdated after 2 updates, that would make u reconsider your choices again when buying the next time

8. iushnt

Posts: 3105; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

Your S6 will definitely get the security patches, and as pointed out by others, Androids already does so much in its current version.

11. IOSANDROID

Posts: 120; Member since: Sep 30, 2015

1000% agree with you, at least Google made phones should be updated for 3-4 years like the Nexus and Pixel series. Other OEMS will probably follow if did it. Another point at least with not google made phones is software delay specially if they are older, like come on all IOS 11 updable devices are getting it the same date!

12. frustyak

Posts: 248; Member since: Mar 08, 2010

Minor nitpicky point - I see the 8, 8 Plus, and X are on the list. How can they possibly be getting the iOS update on the 19th when: a) They'll already be running 11 out of the box, and b) No one will actually be in possession of any of them until the 22nd at the earliest? :-)

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