Revealed: iOS 18 Works With These iPhone Models

iOS 18 will be compatible with the same iPhone models as iOS 17, 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
iOS 18 will be compatible with the iPhone XR, and hence also the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max models with the same A12 Bionic chip, but older iPhone models will miss out. Here is the full compatibility list for iOS 18:

  • 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 Worldwide Developers Conference, which begins June 10, and the update should be released to all users with a compatible iPhone in September.

It's worth noting that iOS 18 will feature an AI-powered overhaul of Apple's iPhone operating system dubbed "Apple Intelligence," and at least some of these features will not be supported on older iPhone models.

The same source says iPadOS 18 will drop support for the 10.5-inch iPad Pro and second-generation 12.9-inch iPad Pro, which use the A10X Fusion chip. The sixth-generation iPad is also being dropped from the compatibility list, but the seventh-generation iPad will still be supported.

To kick off WWDC 2024, Apple will hold a keynote event on the Monday at 10:00 a.m. Pacific Time to announce the new software. For those unable to watch the live stream, or who prefer to read a text version of the announcements, we'll have live coverage both here on MacRumors.com and through our MacRumorsLive X (Twitter) account, so make sure to follow.

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Top Rated Comments

PsykX Avatar
2 weeks ago
Wow... my XR since September 2018 will be supported for major updates until August 2025?

I'm speechless. No other company ever supported their phones that long. Gotta give that to Apple.
Score: 24 Votes (Like | Disagree)
il_teo77 Avatar
2 weeks ago
Still baffles me that iPhone 14 Pro is rumored not to support AI.
Especially considering that the iPhone 15 does have THE SAME A16 processor as the 14Pro, which would mean:
- either the 15 "regular" doesn't support any AI
- or the 14 Pro doesn't on purpose, which would mean an immediate lawsuit against apple...
Score: 15 Votes (Like | Disagree)
klasma Avatar
2 weeks ago

No Devices were dropped between iOS 17 and iOS 18. I just wish this was clearly labeled, at least by Macrumor.
That’s not accurate, I certainly dropped my devices a couple of times.
Score: 15 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Account25476 Avatar
2 weeks ago
"Unfortunately half of the features of this new OS will not be available for older models."
You know...
Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)
deckard666 Avatar
2 weeks ago
Great support as ever Apple - Well done.
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
BC2009 Avatar
2 weeks ago
Having the AI features restricted to iPhone 15 Pro or later is pretty poor form. The iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 15 have the same chip and the 15 was introduced just last year. Further, the performance leap from 14 Pro to 15 Pro is pretty negligible, so what is the restriction here?

Also, how is it that M1 or better Mac’s and iPads get support but the A16 doesn’t considering the M1 is older and a 5nm chip while A16 is a 4nm chip and newer generation.


UPDATE: The correct answer is RAM — 8GB minimum required

See this reply from @CarAnalogy: https://forums.macrumors.com/goto/post?id=33191882
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)