The de­vices that sup­port iOS 12 and watchOS 5

Is your iPhone, iPad or Ap­ple Watch go­ing to get the lat­est op­er­at­ing sys­tem up­date? Ja­son Cross has the an­swer

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WWDC 2018 is over, and Ap­ple spent the en­tire key­note fo­cus­ing ex­clu­sively on its new op­er­at­ing sys­tems. Due to be launched in the au­tumn, as we’ve al­ready seen they are full of in­ter­est­ing new fea­tures, but new fea­tures of­ten come with a price. Ma­jor new op­er­at­ing sys­tems don’t al­ways sup­port the same de­vices as the cur­rent ver­sion. Will your Ap­ple de­vice run the new OSes when they de­but later this year? Con­sult our lists be­low.

iOS 12

The new ver­sion of iOS will run on ev­ery iPhone and iPad that sup­ports iOS 11. The op­er­at­ing sys­tem is chock full of awe­some fea­tures, but if you have an older de­vice, you shouldn’t worry too much about it slow­ing your iPhone or iPad to a crawl. A top fo­cus for Ap­ple this time around is im­prov­ing per­for­mance, and it’s pay­ing par­tic­u­lar at­ten­tion to older de­vices. So there’s a good chance your iPhone 6s will ac­tu­ally be a lot snap­pier with iOS 12 than with iOS 11. This is Ap­ple’s list of all the de­vices that sup­port iOS 12.

Sup­ported iPhones

• iPhone X • iPhone 8 • iPhone 8 Plus • iPhone 7 • iPhone 7 Plus • iPhone 6s • iPhone 6s Plus • iPhone 6 • iPhone 6 Plus • iPhone SE • iPhone 5s

Sup­ported iPads

• 12.9in iPad Pro 2nd gen­er­a­tion • 12.9in iPad Pro 1st gen­er­a­tion • 10.5in iPad Pro • 9.7in iPad Pro • iPad 6th gen­er­a­tion • iPad 5th gen­er­a­tion

• iPad Air 2

• iPad Air

• iPad mini 4

• iPad mini 3

• iPad mini 2

Other sup­ported de­vices

• iPod Touch 6th gen­er­a­tion

• Home­Pod

watchOS 5

The new ver­sion of watchOS brings some great new fea­tures, in­clud­ing stacked no­ti­fi­ca­tions, in­ter­ac­tive no­ti­fi­ca­tions, bet­ter fit­ness track­ing, Pod­casts, and a nifty Walkie-Talkie fea­ture, just to name a few.

But there’s a catch: If you have the orig­i­nal Ap­ple Watch (of­ten called Se­ries 0), you won’t get the up­date. The new OS of­fi­cially re­quires an iPhone run­ning iOS 12 and Ap­ple Watch Se­ries 1 or later. And we ex­pect Ap­ple to in­tro­duce a new Ap­ple Watch Se­ries 4 this au­tumn, which will, of course, ship with the new OS on board.

Sup­ported Ap­ple Watches

• Ap­ple Watch Se­ries 1

• Ap­ple Watch Se­ries 2

• Ap­ple Watch Se­ries 3 Sup­port dropped • Orig­i­nal Ap­ple Watch (Se­ries 0)

iPhone X

Ap­ple Watch Se­ries 3

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