Support for iPhone 6s, 7s, and SE has been withdrawn in favour of iOS 16 for iPhone 8 and later


Apple announced the updated versions of its key operating systems — the ones that run its phones, tablets, watches, and desktops – at WWDC yesterday. Here’s a list of which current devices will get the new version.

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iOS 16 is the latest version of iOS

Widgets for the lock screen, improved notifications, new features in Messages, Apple Wallet support for digital IDs, and Pay Later are all included in iOS 16. Always On Display is also available, however it will only be available on next-generation phones.


iOS 16 is compatible with iPhone 8/8 Plus and iPhone X models released in 2017 and after. This implies that devices running version 15 are no longer supported, including the iPhone 6s (from 2015), iPhone 7, the original SE, and the iPod touch (7th gen).

iOS 16 is the latest version of the iPad operating system

On M1-powered iPads, iPadOS 16 improved multitasking and introduced complete support for external monitors. There are also new collaboration capabilities for Mail and Safari, as well as changes to the Weather app on Apple’s tablets.


All iPad Pro models, iPad Airs (3rd generation and after), vanilla iPad (5th generation and later), and iPad mini are supported in the new version (5th gen and later). In comparison to iPadOS 15, this version removes compatibility for the iPad Air 2 (released in 2014 and now nearly 8 years old) and iPad mini 4. (2015).

watchOS 9 is the latest version of Apple’s watchOS

Note that watchOS 9 requires iOS 16, so even if you have the most recent Apple Watch, you’ll need an iPhone 8/X or later to run it. The Apple Watch Series 4 and later, as well as the Watch SE, are supported in terms of watches. The Series 3 was no longer supported.


macOS Ventura is a new operating system for macOS

Starting with the 2017 MacBook (Pro) and iMac models, macOS Ventura runs on both Intel and Apple-powered desktop and laptop machines (Pro).


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