Apple Unveils iOS 18 at WWDC 2024: Check if Your iPhone is Compatible

Apple launched iOS 18 at the WWDC 2024 opening keynote on June 10. However, not all iPhones will be eligible for this update. Read on to see if your device is on the list.


Since Apple announced the WWDC 2024 dates, rumors about the iOS 18 release have been circulating. These speculations proved true when Apple introduced iOS 18 on the first day of the event. Although the announcement is exciting, users will have to wait a few months to experience iOS 18. Additionally, not every iPhone model will receive the update. Find out which iPhones are compatible below.

iOS 18 Release Date and Compatible Devices

Following the WWDC announcement, a developer beta version of iOS 18 was released, giving developers early access to new features. A public beta is expected in the coming weeks, with the official iOS 18 release scheduled for September 2024, coinciding with the iPhone 16 launch.

iOS 18's new AI-powered features, including advanced Siri capabilities, require devices with the A17 Pro chip or later. This includes the iPhone 15 Pro and Pro Max, and the upcoming iPhone 16 series. Other enhancements will be available across all iOS 18-compatible devices.

Full List of iOS 18 Compatible Devices

  • iPhone 15
  • iPhone 15 Plus
  • iPhone 15 Pro
  • iPhone 15 Pro Max
  • iPhone 14
  • iPhone 14 Plus
  • iPhone 14 Pro
  • iPhone 14 Pro Max
  • iPhone 13
  • iPhone 13 mini
  • iPhone 13 Pro
  • iPhone 13 Pro Max
  • 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 SE (2nd generation or later)

Upcoming iOS 18 Features

iOS 18 introduces a range of customization options, including a new way to arrange apps and widgets on the Home Screen, Lock Screen, and Control Center. Users can now freely place icons and widgets anywhere, even above the dock, and apply visual effects like dark or tinted themes.

The Photos app has been redesigned to unify photo libraries into a single view, featuring new collections and a carousel view to highlight daily favorites. The revamped Control Center provides quicker access to frequently used controls and supports third-party app integration.

Satellite messaging in the Messages app ensures connectivity without cellular or Wi-Fi. iMessage enhancements include new text effects, formatting options, and message scheduling. A standout feature is Apple Intelligence, which integrates generative models with personal context to improve tasks like language understanding and image creation, providing a highly relevant user experience.

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