Are your Apple devices compatible with the newest operating systems?

WWDC 2019Yesterday, Apple at WWDC announced new versions of macOS, iOS, watchOS and tvOS – and now we know which Apple devices are compatible. Apple did not say it directly at keynote, but all needed infos are available at Apple’s webpage. Some Macs, like Macs Pro prior to 2013’s trashcan were dropped, even if you have replaced GPU by Metal-capable one, you are out of luck. All iPhones with 1 GB of RAM were dropped too. As for watchOS, no watches were dropped from support. If you are interested if your device is compatible, just read our compiled list.

New macOS version is called “Catalina”. Supported Macs:

  • MacBook Pro (2012 or later)
  • Retina MacBook (2015 or later)
  • MacBook Air (2012 or later)
  • Mac mini (2012 or later)
  • iMac (2012 or later)
  • iMac Pro (Late 2017 or later)
  • Mac Pro (Late 2013 or later)

New iOS version is marketed as just iOS 13. Supported iPhones:

  • iPhone Xs Max
  • iPhone Xs
  • iPhone Xr
  • iPhone X
  • iPhone 8 Plus
  • iPhone 8
  • iPhone 7 Plus
  • iPhone 7
  • iPhone 6s Plus
  • iPhone 6s
  • iPhone SE

And supported iPods touch:

  • iPod touch 7th generation

Apple created a separate iPad-focused version of iOS called “iPadOS”. Compatible iPads are:

  • iPad Pro 12.9-inch (2018)
  • iPad Pro 11-inch
  • iPad Pro 12.9-inch (2017)
  • iPad Pro 10.5-inch
  • iPad Pro 12.9-inch (2015)
  • iPad Pro 9.7-inch
  • iPad 6th generation (2018)
  • iPad 5th generation (2017)
  • iPad Air 2
  • iPad mini 5
  • iPad mini 4

As for watchOS 6, all Apple Watches, except the first generation, are supported:

  • Apple Watch Series 4
  • Apple Watch Series 3
  • Apple Watch Series 2
  • Apple Watch Series 1

As for tvOS 13, all Apple TVs running tvOS are supported. You can’t install any kind of tvOS on Apple TV 3rd generation and older, as they use their own Apple TV Software.

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