Will My iPhone Run iOS 18?

by novelcake

Apple in September will release iOS 18, its next-generation software update for compatible iPhones. Keep reading to learn if Apple’s upcoming mobile operating system will run on your particular iPhone model.

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What to Expect in iOS 18

‌iOS 18‌ promises a slew of enhancements and new features that could redefine how we use our iPhones, according to rumors. Some Apple software engineers even believe ‌iOS 18‌ will be the “biggest” update in the ‌iPhone‌’s history.

Central to the update are new generative AI capabilities that could revolutionize how users interact with Siri and other core applications such as Spotlight, Apple Music, Messages, Health, Numbers, Pages, Keynote, and more. These enhancements suggest that Apple is focusing on integrating advanced AI to make these applications more intuitive and capable than ever before.

A major revamp is also said to be coming to the ‌iPhone‌ user interface. The Home Screen is expected to become more customizable, allowing users to place icons anywhere on the grid, a feature Android users have long enjoyed. This change is part of a broader move by Apple to offer more personalization options throughout the system, making iOS more flexible and user-friendly.

Will My iPhone Be Compatible With iOS 18?

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iOS 18 will be compatible with the iPhone XR, and therefore also the ‌iPhone‌ XS and ‌iPhone‌ XS Max models with the same A12 Bionic chip, according to a source with a proven track record of sharing details about upcoming iOS updates.

If the rumor is accurate, ‌iOS 18‌ would be compatible with the same ‌iPhone‌ models as iOS 17:

  • 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)
  • ‌iPhone SE‌ (3rd generation)


The same source expects iPadOS 18 to drop support for iPad models with the A10X Fusion chip. If accurate, iPadOS 18 would be compatible with the following iPad models:

  • iPad Pro: 2018 and later
  • iPad Air: 2019 and later
  • iPad mini: 2019 and later
  • ‌iPad‌: 2020 and later


If you’re unsure which ‌‌iPad‌‌ model you have, go to Settings -> General -> About, and you’ll find the Model Name listed there.

For a detailed rundown of everything we expect in ‌iOS 18‌ and iPadOS 18, be sure to check out our dedicated roundup by clicking the tag at the bottom of this article.

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