iPhone_iPad_iOS_10Apple today announced iOS 10, the next major version of its mobile operating system. The software update is compatible with most iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch models capable of running iOS 9, with exceptions including the iPhone 4s, iPad 2 and 3, original iPad mini, and fifth-generation iPod touch.

iOS 10 is available in beta for registered Apple developers starting today, while the update will be seeded to public beta testers in July. The free software update will officially launch in the fall, presumably alongside the iPhone 7 in early to mid September.

iOS 10 features redesigned Messages, Apple News, Apple Music, and Photos apps with several new features, a brand new Home app for controlling HomeKit accessories, a Siri SDK for third-party app developers, and much more. Read our WWDC 2016 liveblog and coverage for a recap of today's announcements.

The complete list of iOS 10 compatible devices:

iPhone

  • iPhone 6s

  • iPhone 6s Plus

  • iPhone 6

  • iPhone 6 Plus

  • iPhone SE

  • iPhone 5s

  • iPhone 5c

  • iPhone 5
iPad

  • iPad Pro (12.9-inch)

  • iPad Pro (9.7-inch)

  • iPad Air 2

  • iPad Air

  • iPad (4th generation)

  • iPad mini 4

  • iPad mini 3

  • iPad mini 2
iPod touch

  • iPod touch (6th generation)

Apple has shared the full video of its WWDC 2016 keynote, where it also introduced macOS Sierra alongside new versions of watchOS and tvOS.

Update: Apple has removed the iPad 2, iPad 3, original iPad mini, and fifth-generation iPod touch from the compatible devices list on its iOS 10 preview page.

Related Roundup: WWDC 2022
Tag: iOS 10

Top Rated Comments

Hastings101 Avatar
79 months ago
The iPad 2 is immortal
Score: 24 Votes (Like | Disagree)
PowerBook-G5 Avatar
79 months ago
Bound to be controversy here.

What the Keynote slide says. ('https://i.imgur.com/Xo3j585.jpg')

What Apple's website says. ('https://i.imgur.com/Cz0CLCh.png')
Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Andres Cantu Avatar
79 months ago
All A5/A5X devices are not supported anymore. Apple messed up in their website.
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
keysofanxiety Avatar
79 months ago
The iPad 2 is immortal
Yep, I bet you can find caveman paintings of it running RockOS 3.
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This is kinda weird: iPad 2/iPad Mini/iPod Touch 5 with A5 CPUs are still supported but iPhone 4S with the exact same specs is not.
Mainly due to the 3.5" form factor I think, everything was a little squished on the 4S in iOS 9. And it's weird as Apple's page says the iPT 5 is compatible, but in the keynote, they only said the 6th gen onwards. I guess we'll have to wait to see what the news on that is :)
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
keysofanxiety Avatar
79 months ago
All A5/A5X devices are not supported anymore. Apple messed up in their website.
Their naming scheme is so confusing, even they can't get it right. :D
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
anthlis Avatar
79 months ago
Do Apple have any Product Managers? They can't even align an announcement with their website. Apple used to be a company that crossed the T's and dotted the i's. Quality is going down in all regards.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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