Here Are The Devices That Can Run iOS 15, iPadOS 15, macOS Monterey, And WatchOS 8

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As expected, Apple announced software updates for all of its operating systems, namely iOS 15, iPadOS 15, macOS Monterey, and watchOS 8 during WWDC 2021. The public beta period will begin in July, and whether you’re curious about downloading them then, or just waiting for the final version, you’ll need to have the right hardware to do so.

Apple typically drops support for a few devices each year due to the release of major software versions. In other words, it is important to see if your iPhone, your iPad, your Mac or your Apple Watch is affected by this exclusion.

Here are the devices that can run iOS 15, iPadOS 15, macOS Monterey, and watchOS 8.

iOS 15

For iOS 15, Apple is extending support for all iPhone models that currently have iOS 14, as well as the 7th generation iPod touch. Here is the list of supported devices for 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 X, iPhone XR
  • iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus
  • iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus
  • iPhone 6S, iPhone 6S Plus
  • iPhone SE (1st and 2nd generation)
  • iPod touch (7th generation)
  • iPadOS 15

For iPadOS 15 support, this is the same principle as for iOS 15. All iPads with iPadOS 14 will receive the next iteration. Here is the list :

  • 12.9-inch iPad Pro (1st to 5th generation)
  • 11-inch iPad Pro (1st to 3rd generation)
  • 10.5-inch iPad Pro
  • 9.7-inch iPad Pro
  • iPad (5th to 8th generation)
  • iPad Mini (4th and 5th generation)
  • iPad Air (2nd to 4th generation)
  • watchOS 8

Apple’s watchOS 8 update will bring the same level of device support as above, leaving no generation behind that received the previous OS update. Here is the list of supported Apple Watch for watchOS 8:

  • Apple Watch Series 3
  • Apple Watch Series 4
  • Apple Watch Series 5
  • Apple Watch Series 6
  • Apple Watch SE
  • macOS Monterey

Now, for computers that will get the macOS Monterey update: A few models that got the Big Sur update last year were left out in terms of support for the new software, most notably the 2015 MacBook, the 2013 MacBook Air, the late 2013 MacBook Pro, and the 2014 iMac. Here’s the full list of those that will be supported:

  • iMac (late 2015 and later)
  • iMac Pro (2017 and later)
  • Mac Pro (Late 2013 and later)
  • Mac mini (late 2014 and later)
  • MacBook Pro (Early 2015 and later)
  • MacBook Air (Early 2015 and later)
  • MacBook (early 2016 and later)

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