iOS 10 Compatibility and Supported Devices List [u]


This morning Apple announced iOS 10, which looks to be a very exciting release, blasting through just a handful of features. The beta version of iOS 10 is now available for developers, while the public beta will be out next month, following a widespread release for the masses this fall.

With every new iOS release, some devices are just too “old” to run these latest versions, due to their aging hardware. For iOS 10, the iPhone 4S no longer makes the cut (update: along with iPad mini, iPad 2, iPad 3 and iPod touch 5th gen), leaving the following 17 devices below that will run the new mobile OS, according to Apple:

Ios 10 compatible devices list

Update: this image is incorrect; check the updates below

Here’s the full list typed out below:


  • iPhone 6s
  • iPhone 6s Plus
  • iPhone 6
  • iPhone 6 Plus
  • iPhone SE
  • iPhone 5s
  • iPhone 5c
  • iPhone 5
  • iPad Pro 12.9-inch
  • iPad Pro 9.7-inch
  • iPad Air 2
  • iPad Air
  • iPad 4
  • iPad mini 4
  • iPad mini 3
  • iPad mini 2
  • iPod touch 6th-gen

Anyone still rocking an iPhone 4S out there? Even if iOS 10 was available on the device, I would imagine it would run pretty sluggish and be a horrible experience.

Update: Apple’s developer downloads page does not list betas for iPad mini, iPad mini 2, iPad mini 3 or iPod touch 5th-gen (thanks bb). We’ll keep an eye on Apple’s website to see if they update the page, or if more beta downloads appear.

Update 2: Apple has updated their iOS device compatibility list–gone is the iPad mini, iPad 2, iPad 3 and iPod touch 5th-gen. So it looks like the original information from the above was incorrect on Apple’s website.

iOS 10 compatibility list


  • bbousquet

    This isn’t what’s listed on the dev page. There are no downloads iPad 2, iPad 3, iPad mini 1 and iPod touch 5th gen (which makes sense as these devices have a hard enough time running iOS 9).

  • Okay, just checked and you’re right. Hmm…we’ll keep checking the iOS 10 page to see if it gets updated.

  • @ptbodude

    I know a few people who still use an iPhone 4S. In fact I just stopped using an iPhone 4 six days ago when my new iPhone SE arrived from Apple.

  • Appnishad Canada

    It won’t be availaible for iPad mini and iPod gen 5

    The developer preview of iOS 10 is available to iOS Developer Program members at starting today, and a public beta program will be available to iOS users in July at iOS 10 will be available this fall as a free software update for iPhone 5 and later, all iPad Air and iPad Pro models, iPad 4th generation, iPad mini 2 and later, and iPod touch 6th generation. For more information visit Features are subject to change. Some features may not be available in all regions or all languages.”

  • steve81

    Looks like the list has been updated on Apple’s website. They removed iPad 2, iPad 3rd gen, iPad mini and iPod touch 5th gen.