iOS 18 Rumored to Be Compatible With These iPhone Models

iOS 18 will be compatible with the iPhone XR, and thereby also the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max models with the same A12 Bionic chip, according to a post on X today from a private account with a proven track record of sharing build numbers for upcoming iOS updates.

iOS 18 Mock iPhone 16 Feature Gray
The post was spotted by MacRumors contributor Aaron Perris, and it has since been deleted. However, this was likely because the account prefers to keep a low profile, and many of its previously-deleted posts contained accurate information.

If this rumor is accurate, iOS 18 would be compatible with the same iPhone models as iOS 17:

  • iPhone 15
  • iPhone 15 Plus
  • iPhone 15 Pro
  • iPhone 15 Pro Max
  • iPhone 14
  • iPhone 14 Plus
  • iPhone 14 Pro
  • iPhone 14 Pro Max
  • 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 SE (2nd generation)
  • iPhone SE (3rd generation)

Apple is expected to announce iOS 18 at its annual developers conference WWDC in June, and the update should be released to all users with a compatible iPhone in September. So far, the update is rumored to include new generative AI functionality for Siri and more, RCS support in the Messages app, and design changes.

The same source expects iPadOS 18 to drop support for iPad models with the A10X Fusion chip.

Related Roundup: iOS 18

Top Rated Comments

hacky Avatar
12 weeks ago
iPhone 15 Pro Max is in the list phew!

Now for real - iPhone XR from 2018 - 6 years of support, that's nice. Keep it up Apple.
Score: 27 Votes (Like | Disagree)
markfc Avatar
12 weeks ago
Looks like my XS Max gets to live another year. ??
Score: 13 Votes (Like | Disagree)
EugW Avatar
12 weeks ago

Pretty much as expected, but how much of a leg up is an iPhone 16 Pro going to have over a measly XS for AI applications? It doesn't seem likely for the processing to happen on device.
Yeah but who really cares? As you know, not all features of iOS versions are always supported on older supported models. Even if the XS doesn’t get updated AI support, that’s fine.
Score: 13 Votes (Like | Disagree)
HackMacDaddy Avatar
12 weeks ago
I wish there was a small division at Apple that creates a „lightweight fork“ of iOS that skips 50% of the (useless) features and just focuses on bugfixes, battery and security while running fast also on old devices.
Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)
ELman Avatar
12 weeks ago
Got my moneys worth out the Xs.
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Populus Avatar
12 weeks ago

Pretty much as expected, but how much of a leg up is an iPhone 16 Pro going to have over a measly XS for AI applications? It doesn't seem likely for the processing to happen on device.
AI features will most likely be available only to A14 devices and higher, because this was when the SoC’s Neural Engine went from 8 to 16 cores.
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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