iOS 18 Compatibility List: Which iPads and iPhones Will Get the Update?

Apple devices are known for their lengthy lifespans and consistent software support. However, with the upcoming release of iOS 18, some older iPad and iPhone models will no longer be eligible for software updates.

Devices Receiving iOS 18 Update:

iOS 18 Compatibility List
iOS 18 Compatibility List


  • iPad Pro (2018 and later)
  • iPad Air (2019 and later)
  • iPad mini (2019 and later)
  • iPad (2020 and later)


Devices Not Receiving iOS 18 Update:


  • iPad Pro 10.5-inch (2017)
  • iPad Pro 12.9-inch (2nd generation, 2017)
  • iPad (2018 and earlier)


  • iPhone X and earlier

Key Points:

  • iPads with the A10X Fusion or A10X chipsets (2017 iPad Pro models) will not receive iOS 18.
  • iPhone X and earlier models will no longer receive software updates.
  • Apple is expected to unveil iOS 18 at WWDC in June 2024, potentially introducing features like RCS messaging and AI integration.

Additional Information:

While some older devices are losing support, this list highlights Apple's continued commitment to providing extended software updates for many of its products. This extended support ensures users have access to the latest security patches and features for a longer period.

It's important to note that this information is based on leaks and rumors. The official list of compatible devices will be confirmed by Apple at WWDC.


While some older iPad models will no longer receive software updates, a wide range of iPhones, including the iPhone XR released in 2018, will continue to be supported with iOS 18. Stay tuned for the official announcement at WWDC to learn more about the exciting features coming to iOS 18.