iOS 16 Supported Devices: All the iPhones Compatible with iOS 16

BY Parth Shah

Published 6 Jun 2022

iOS 16 hero

Apple announced iOS 16 at the opening keynote of WWDC 2022 today. The next major release of iOS packs a number of new features, including a brand new lock screen, Wallet, Maps improvements, redesigned Home app, and more. 

With iOS 15 last year, Apple did not drop support for any of the older iPhones despite the OS packing several new features. This time around, Apple is dropping support for the iPhone 6s and iPhone 7 series. 

iOS 16 Compatible iPhones

iOS 16 is compatible with the following iPhone models:

  • iPhone 13 Pro Max
  • iPhone 13 Pro
  • iPhone 13
  • iPhone 13 Mini
  • iPhone 12 Pro Max
  • iPhone 12 Pro
  • iPhone 12
  • iPhone 12 mini
  • iPhone 11 Pro Max
  • iPhone 11 Pro
  • iPhone 11
  • 2020 iPhone SE
  • iPhone XS Max
  • iPhone XS
  • iPhone XR
  • iPhone X
  • iPhone 8 Plus
  • iPhone 8

After not dropping support for older iPhones with iOS 14 and iOS 15, Apple has dropped support for two generations of iPhones at one go. If you own the iPhone 6s or iPhone 7, you’ll have to consider upgrading your device later this year. As of now, the iPhone 7, which launched in 2017, is the oldest device supported by the company.

iOS 16 Release Date

Apple usually releases a major new iOS version in September. The company is expected to follow a similar timeframe this year as well. So, expect iOS 16 to be released in September, though the public beta program of the OS will start next month itself.