New iPhone 11 models were, which means that the new iOS 13 is also around the corner!

The new iPhone 11 models were announced last Tuesday, September 10th, during the Apple Event. Besides the fresh color palette, longer battery life, and the biggest star, the new camera hardware and software, we need to talk about a very important detail: the software update.

As the new iOS 13 takes over, some old iPhone and iPad models won’t make the cut. So if you own one of those devices, or if you have clients coming in to your shop with one of them, be aware that this might be the cause of many issues.

Here’s a list of all the models that will receive an update, and the ones getting left behind!

On the iOS 13 front, here are the devices that will receive the update:

  • iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max
  • iPhone XR
  • iPhone X
  • iPhone 8 and 8 Plus
  • iPhone 7 and 7 Plus
  • iPhone 6S and 6S Plus
  • iPhone SE
  • iPod touch 7th-generation

All iPhones older than the iPhone 6S won’t receive the iOS 13. This means that the iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, and iPhone 5s will remain stuck on iOS 12 forever, and will begin to accumulate unfixed bugs and security issues from the moment the iOS 13 is released.

When it comes to iPadOS (the new name for iOS for the iPad), here is the compatibility list:

  • 12.9-inch iPad Pro
  • 11-inch iPad Pro
  • 10.5-inch iPad Pro
  • 9.7-inch iPad Pro
  • iPad (6th-generation)
  • iPad (5th-generation)
  • iPad mini (5th-generation)
  • iPad mini 4
  • iPad Air (3rd-generation)
  • iPad Air 2

For Apple Watch users, watchOS 6 has the same compatibility list as watchOS 5, covering:

  • Apple Watch Series 1
  • Apple Watch Series 2
  • Apple Watch Series 3
  • Apple Watch Series 4

Note, however, that not all features will be available across all devices, although Apple hasn’t broken down the features list for the different models.

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