Which devices will get iOS 15. Complete list

On June 7, Apple introduced iOS 15. The update was very controversial. On the one hand, there were not so many functional innovations in it as most users would like. But, on the other hand, apparently, due to this, Apple managed to adapt it for very old devices, although some of the functions were nevertheless made exclusive to the most modern devices. Be that as it may, this year the list of gadgets for which the update is shining turned out to be unusually extensive.

iOS 15 will receive a record number of Apple devices

Apparently, Apple had to make a number of concessions to itself in order to update the oldest devices to iOS 15. After all, the A9 and A10 processors that make up their hardware are the most powerful chips.

Therefore, the company’s developers were forced to abandon some of the innovations that the hardware of these iPhones and iPads simply did not pull, in order to make the update possible. As a result, this is what happened.

Which iPhones will get iOS 15

Even the old iPhone 6s will be updated to iOS 15

  • 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 7
  • iPhone 7 Plus
  • iPhone 6S
  • iPhone 6S Plus
  • iPhone SE (2016)
  • iPhone SE (2020)
  • iPod Touch 7

It is difficult to say if Apple was of the opinion from the very beginning that the 2015 smartphones should be updated to iOS 15. After all, the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus will be 6 years old this year, and their support could no longer be renewed. I am of the opinion that Apple decided to update them by force.

The fact is that the company’s lineup includes the iPad 5, which also runs on the A9 chip, but was released in 2017. That is, they could not stop supporting it on iOS 14 in Cupertino, because then it would have been updated for less than four years. But Apple couldn’t update the iPad and ditch the iPhone. Therefore, it was decided to make such an exception.

Which iPads will get iOS 15

There is even an iPad mini 4 on the A8 processor among the tablets supporting iPadOS 15

The list of compatible iPads turned out to be no less extensive:

  • iPad 5
  • iPad 6
  • iPad 7
  • iPad 8
  • iPad Air 2
  • iPad Air 3
  • iPad Air 4
  • iPad mini 4
  • iPad mini 5
  • iPad Pro 9.7 ”(1 generation)
  • iPad Pro 12.9 ”(1 generation)
  • iPad Pro 9.7 ”(2nd generation)
  • iPad Pro 12.9 ”(2nd generation)
  • iPad Pro 10,5”
  • iPad Pro 12.9 ”(3rd generation)
  • iPad Pro 11”
  • iPad Pro 12.9 ”(4th generation)
  • iPad Pro 11” (M1)
  • iPad Pro 12,9” (M1)

The iPad mini 4 looks especially curious here. Its hardware turned out to be even older than the iPad 5. Its hardware is based on the ancient A8 processor, which was released back in 2014 and which Apple installed back in the iPhone 6. But the company stopped supporting it for 2 more years ago. So why does she keep pulling the old tablet?

In fact, there are two possible explanations for this situation. The first is that Apple would continue to update the iPhone 6 if it were not for 1 GB of RAM, while the iPad mini 4 has as many as 2. The second explanation is that the iPad mini 4 has a different modification of the A8 processor than the iPhone 6, which is more efficient. than a smartphone, and this allows it to pull iOS 15.

Source: AppleInsider.ru — крупнейший сайт о iPhone, iPad, Mac в России by appleinsider.ru.

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