Recently Apple announced a bunch of new things in WWDC22. Among many things that Apple unveiled, the iOS 16 and macOS Ventura stole the show. Apple introduced the next big iPhone update – iOS 16, and it brings in a plethora of new features.
We have already discussed the iOS 16 features in detail. Now that iOS 16 is official, it has left many users speculating whether their iPhone will get the iOS 16 update. Hence, if you are an iPhone user and think the same, this article might be helpful.
iOS 16: Compatible iPhone Models
The new announcement of iOS 16 might disappoint a few users, especially those running older iPhones. While OS updates were significant, they also put an end to older devices. And this time, it looks like Apple has gradually made its plan to kill a few older iPhone models.
The latest iOS 16 will only support iPhone 8 and above devices. This also means that iPhone 7 or older iPhone series will not support the new mobile operating system. So, if you are using iPhone 8 or above, you will get the iOS 16 free upgrade this fall.
Will your iPhone get the iOS 16 update? List of Compatible iPhones
Here’s a complete list of iPhones that will support iOS 16 as per the official reports from Apple:
- iPhone 13
- iPhone 13 mini
- iPhone 13 Pro
- iPhone 13 Pro Max
- iPhone 12
- iPhone 12 mini
- iPhone 12 Pro
- iPhone 12 Pro Max
- iPhone 11
- iPhone 11 Pro
- iPhone 11 Pro Max
- iPhone XS
- iPhone XS Max
- iPhone XR
- iPhone X
- iPhone 8
- iPhone 8 Plus
- iPhone SE (2nd generation or later)
iPhone 7 Series and older models had been ruled out by Apple. This is because the older chips powering iPhone 7 series and older models can’t handle the new features. These are the iPhone models that will receive the free iOS 16 upgrade.
For more details about the supported iPhones & features, check out this official webpage of Apple.
What’s new in iOS 16?
Well, Apple made some massive changes to the iOS 16. The latest iOS version features a new lock screen, new notification system, live text for videos, Safety check features, etc. For a complete list of features, check out our article – iOS 16 new features.
So, these are the list of supported iPhone models for the iOS 16 upgrade. Apple is expected to roll out the final version of iOS 16 in September this year. Meanwhile, you can download the new iOS 16 wallpapers on your iPhone. Also, let us know which iPhone model you are using and is it compatible with iOS 16 in the comments.