iOS 15 Compatible Devices List: iPhone Models Supporting iOS 15

Jun 8, 2021 - Leave a Comment

Supported iOS 15 iPhone models

Wondering if your iPhone will support iOS 15? Not all iPhone models will, but fortunately the list of compatible devices is pretty generous.

iOS 15 for iPhone has some new and compelling features, ranging from screen sharing with FaceTime, to Notifications improvements, new widgets, a redesigned Weather app, and so much more.

Let’s review the official list of compatible iOS 15 devices.

iOS 15 Supported iPhone List

Here is the official list of supported iPhone and iPod touch models:

  • 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 (1st generation)
  • iPhone SE (2nd generation)
  • iPod touch (7th generation)

This list comes directly from Apple, so you can be sure it’s accurate (unless Apple changes something anyway).

iOS 15 supported iPhone list

The list of compatible iPhone models for iOS 15 is basically the same as the devices that could support iOS 14. And yes, the lone iPod touch 7th gen is the only iPod touch model that supports iOS 15 (for now anyway, maybe a new model will launch to support it as well).

Some iOS 15 Features Available for Newer iPhone Models Only

Some iOS 15 features are going to be supported by newer model iPhones only, including iPhone XR, iPhone XS, iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone SE 2nd generation, iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro, iPhone 12 Pro Max, iPhone 12 mini, and newer. Basically any iPhone with an A12 chip or better will support the following features:

  • Portrait mode in Facetime
  • Spatial audio with FaceTime
  • Some Maps features including interactive maps and immersive directions
  • Live Text in photos, including the ability to read and interact with text in photos
  • Visual Look Up of photos
  • Animated Weather backgrounds
  • Support for Keys in Wallet app
  • Local speech processing

Additionally, there are features specific to 5G networks that require iPhone 12 or newer, since only those models support 5G networking.

iOS 15 is currently in beta, and users can download iOS 15 beta 1 now through the developer program. The public beta for iOS 15 starts in July. The final version of iOS 15 is expected in fall of 2021.

If you’re curious about devices able to run iOS 15, you might also be interested in knowing iPadOS 15 compatible iPad models, or which Macs are compatible with macOS Monterey 12 too.

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Posted by: Paul Horowitz in iPhone, News, Tips & Tricks

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