List of iOS 10 Compatible iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch Models [Updated]

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    MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Apple 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 6s
    iPhone 6s Plus
    iPhone 6
    iPhone 6 Plus
    iPhone SE
    iPhone 5s
    iPhone 5c
    iPhone 5


    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.

    Article Link: List of iOS 10 Compatible iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch Models [Updated]
  2. Hastings101 macrumors 68020


    Jun 22, 2010
  3. tomnavratil macrumors 6502a


    Oct 2, 2013
    Litovel, Czech Republic
    Quite funny that they have dropped support for 4s but not iPad 2. I've recently sold my 4s for a 6s but I guess my iPad 2 might get another update - I guess performance-wise it can't be worse than iOS 9 so kind of, strangely, looking forward to it! :)
  4. pgiguere1 macrumors 68020


    May 28, 2009
    Montreal, Canada
    Damn, the iPad 2 is still supported! Let's not forget it was released in 2011.

    I guess they didn't have a choice to optimize for it though as the iPad mini is essentially the same thing and was still sold until recently.
  5. 2ilent8cho macrumors 6502

    Mar 9, 2016
    Whilst i am glad the iPad 2 and 1st Gen mini are still supported, i wish they would optimise them a bit more. iOS 9 is ok for most apps, but using Safari on them is painful and quick web browsing is what i use a tablet for most.
  6. duderman67 macrumors member

    Jul 15, 2013
    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.
  7. keysofanxiety macrumors G3


    Nov 23, 2011
    Yep, I bet you can find caveman paintings of it running RockOS 3.
    --- Post Merged, Jun 13, 2016 ---
    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 :)
  8. Gav2k macrumors G3


    Jul 24, 2009
    The older iPads may be supported but I doubt they will get a full feature set! To be honest I'd rather they drop them from the lineup
  9. Legend of Ive macrumors newbie

    Nov 20, 2013
  10. Amazing Iceman macrumors 68040

    Amazing Iceman

    Nov 8, 2008
    Florida, U.S.A.
    So only the iPhone 4 and 4s have been dropped from the list.
    Anyway, the 3:4 screen ratio was making it difficult to work with in such small screen size.
  11. Andres Cantu macrumors 68030

    Andres Cantu

    May 31, 2015
    Rio Grande Valley in South Texas
    All A5/A5X devices are not supported anymore. Apple messed up in their website.
  12. keysofanxiety macrumors G3


    Nov 23, 2011
    Their naming scheme is so confusing, even they can't get it right. :D
  13. 69Mustang macrumors 603


    Jan 7, 2014
    In between a rock and a hard place
    There's a crap ton of iPad 2's in the education market. I'd imagine Apple would have gotten too much push back had they dropped the 2. Works for me though. I have an OG iPad and an iPad 2. Both still work and nothing since has been compelling enough to make me want to upgrade them.
  14. SuperKerem macrumors 6502a


    Oct 29, 2012
    United Kingdom
  15. Andres Cantu macrumors 68030

    Andres Cantu

    May 31, 2015
    Rio Grande Valley in South Texas
    So true! The "new" iPad is finally obsolete.
  16. Altis macrumors 68030

    Sep 10, 2013
    My work 5C can barely handle 9.3. This could be bad, given how much extra stuff they've added.
  17. s15119 macrumors 65816


    Nov 20, 2010
    Glad to see my trusty iPad 2 still getting some love.
  18. MyMacintosh macrumors 6502


    Aug 10, 2012
    By what metric will my iPhone 6 start running slower with this update? I can't even use my iPad 3 anymore after iOS 7. Came to a slow crawl.
  19. QCassidy352 macrumors G4


    Mar 20, 2003
    Bay Area
    Yeah I'm confused. The keynote clearly said the only two devices supported on 9 but not 10 are the 4s and iPad 2. Yet the keynote slide doesn't include the iPad 3, original mini, or iPod touch 5, either. And the website tells a different tale entirely.
  20. kalanni macrumors newbie

    Jun 13, 2016
    i thought that the iPod touch 5th gen and the iPad 2 and the iPad mini 1 got dropped
  21. manu chao macrumors 603

    Jul 30, 2003
    The iPhone 4 was already dropped with iOS 9.
  22. Westside guy macrumors 603

    Westside guy

    Oct 15, 2003
    The soggy side of the Pacific NW
    Given what a dog iOS 9 was until about 9.2... I don't think I'll be "early adopting" on iOS 10.
  23. tyr2 macrumors 6502a


    May 6, 2006
    Leeds, UK
    As a developer I'm pretty happy to see the back of 3.5 inch devices. It was becoming a disproportionate burden to support that form factor when looking at the relative size of the 3.5 inch user base.
  24. Gingeg macrumors newbie


    Jun 13, 2016

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