Does Your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch Support iOS 10?

Apple loaded up the feature list for iOS 10 during Monday's Worldwide Developer Conference keynote. Despite all the cool new stuff we'll be able to do with our iPhone and iPads, the list of compatible devices is still surprisingly long. If you aren't sure if your iOS gear can handle the new version, The Mac Observer has you covered with our definitive list of compatible devices.

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iOS 10 opens Siri to third-party developers, improves Control Center, introduces a new Music app, gives developers access to Maps and Messages, adds voicemail transcription support, enhances HomeKit device support, and more. Your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch may not support all of iOS 10's new features, but there's a good change it can still handle at least some of them.

Here's which devices support iOS 10:


  • iPhone 5
  • iPhone 5s
  • iPhone 5c
  • iPhone 6
  • iPhone 6 Plus
  • iPhone 6s
  • iPhone 6s Plus
  • iPhone SE


  • iPad (4th generation)
  • iPad Air
  • iPad Air 2
  • iPad mini 2
  • iPad mini 3
  • iPad mini 4
  • iPad Pro (12.9-inch)
  • iPad Pro (9.7-inch)

iPod touch

  • iPod touch (6th generation)

iOS 10 will be available this fall, although you can join Apple's public beta program and start testing the new version in July. It's cool getting early access to the next major update to Apple's mobile device operating system, but you shouldn't install it on your only iPhone or iPad unless you're OK with broken and non-functioning features, and facing the possibility of losing critical data. If that's not for you, just wait until the official release rolls out in a few months.