UPDATED: Apple iOS 10 final list of compatible devices


Apple has unveiled iOS 10 and it's a huge update that brings new looks and a ton of new functionality to the mobile platform.

But what devices will get the update this fall?

Apple has neatly provided a list of all the devices that are compatible with iOS 10 and it starts with the following:

  • iPhone 5 and later
  • iPad mini 2 and later
  • iPad 4th gen and later
  • iPod Touch 6th gen
That's a pretty substantial list of devices, isn't it?

Update: Earlier, Apple had mistakenly listed the original iPad mini, the iPad 2nd and 3rd gen tablets, as well as the iPod 5th gen as iOS 10 compatible. It has now updated its list of compatible devices and those aforementioned devices are out of the list.

source: Apple

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48 Comments

1. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Wow. No support for the iPad 3? Or the original Mini? Well guess my mini will just stay on what it's on until it dies. When it is I won't replace it. Same for the Pro.

2. spiderpig2894

Posts: 597; Member since: Jan 10, 2012

The mini was just a smaller iPad 2. No surprise of killing support.

9. sgodsell

Posts: 7365; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

If everyone really looks at the list. Then you will notice that the entire list is all 64 bit processors. Except for the iPad 4. Interesting.

12. sarcastic_nerd unregistered

And iPhone 5

14. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

And iPhone 5c

44. pixel8or

Posts: 83; Member since: Jun 10, 2010

And only retina screens now, which the iPad mini did not have.

22. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

I'M confused because PA is saying iPad Mini 2 or later, while Apples list is showing the Mini being supported. Update. I see you update PA. We will see what happens at release

35. sgodsell

Posts: 7365; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Apples website actually lists iPad mini 2 and later.

3. moitkumar

Posts: 10; Member since: Aug 06, 2015

I want the wallpaper of ios 10!!

5. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

Simple go to google.com and write ios 10 wallpaper and download them :) Oh right might not be possible on iphone..

11. moitkumar

Posts: 10; Member since: Aug 06, 2015

ios 10 just released!! so not available right now

16. Jimrod

Posts: 1605; Member since: Sep 22, 2014

You seem a bit conflicted like many here - on one hand you make out you're some kind of support tech and on the other you don't even know that you can simply save any image and use it as wallpaper in iOS? You must be a s**tty tech guy.

21. Schmao

Posts: 365; Member since: Jul 05, 2009

Or maybe he was just making a joke,

23. Jimrod

Posts: 1605; Member since: Sep 22, 2014

Not a joke, his standard dig at anything Apple or their users, there's a difference.

24. moitkumar

Posts: 10; Member since: Aug 06, 2015

Wake up dudes!! The wallpaper's not officially released so you cannot use that! Or you have to extract it from lockscreen of what was shown in wwdc.. So finally extracted it. So please be mature and dont answer the questions if u dont have precise info.

25. moitkumar

Posts: 10; Member since: Aug 06, 2015

Wake up dudes!! The wallpaper's not officially released so you cannot use that! Or you have to extract it from lockscreen of what was shown in wwdc.. So finally extracted it. So please be mature and dont answer the questions if u dont have precise info.

4. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

Oh my when this get out and ppl update i am in for a long month of technical support and warranty return for idevice with issues :) Substantial amount of work is it? lol.

6. UglyFrank

Posts: 2194; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

4S had a good run, 2011-2016 Much longer than any of my Galaxy S devices

8. Punchy506

Posts: 129; Member since: Jan 10, 2016

Fall 2011 to spring 2016. 3.5years not 5.

20. Jimrod

Posts: 1605; Member since: Sep 22, 2014

Is your math s**t or is mine? I make that 4.5 years.

40. cherry.dev

Posts: 107; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

lol. and iOS 9 will be supported until iOS 10 come out from beta(Fall 2016), so actually it's a full 5 years. maybe we will see iOS 9.4 or something, it was the case of iOS 8 and iOS 7 if i'm not wrong.

48. AmashAziz

Posts: 2923; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

In my view, iphone 4s should've never been supported with ios 9. It created a lot of trouble for that A5 chip. I guess it was planned obsolescence by apple.

18. Schmao

Posts: 365; Member since: Jul 05, 2009

And why is that?

45. Shadocx4

Posts: 134; Member since: Oct 20, 2014

Every Android manufacturers are doing the same thing, ~2 years of support.

7. legiloca

Posts: 1676; Member since: Nov 11, 2014

Only iPhone 4S was killed off.. Good bye legend

10. cnour

Posts: 2305; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

This will kill Android lovers, HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH

13. sissy246

Posts: 7111; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

Not HAHAHA HAHAHA

32. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

Yea, wouldn't they love to get an "update" that cripples their phone with no additional features or benefits. So sad that they won't get to experience the shafting from his high fruity holiness himself.

15. whatev

Posts: 2260; Member since: Oct 28, 2015

it´s so cool that apple gives support for 2012 devices through 2017 and people with those devices can get timely updates this fall while android users with 2014 or even 2015 devices won´t get android N and actually the ones that will get it have to wait until 2018 approx. A minute of silence for them please...

17. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

I can do a moment.....but a minute would be pushing it lol.

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