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These Apple iPad and iPad Pro Models Might Receive iPadOS 18

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Last month, it was reported that iOS 18 will support iPhone models which received the iOS 17 update. Today, a fresh rumor shed more light about iPadOS 18's compatibility, suggesting a few of the older Apple iPad tablets will not be able to make the cut but could retain a model that was initially thought to be dropped.

Which iPad models will receive the iPadOS 18 update?

According to an unnamed source cited by 9to5Mac, which proved to be the same account that shared the list of iOS 18 compatibility, stating Apple will drop three iPads from the iPadOS 18 update. Namely, these are the iPad 6 (2018), iPad Pro 10.5 (2017), and iPad Pro 12.9 (2017) that will not be upgraded to the next iPadOS iteration.

This means the iPad 7 (2019) is slated to receive the update, which is a surprise given it shares the same A10 Fusion chipset as the iPad 6. However, it should be noted the iPad 7 was shipped with a larger 3 GB RAM as opposed to the latter at 2 GB, which could explain the extended support.

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Apart from the iPad 7, iPadOS 18 should be seeded to iPad Mini 6 and newer, iPad Air 3 and newer, and iPad Pro 2018 and newer models.

These iPad models will allegedly receive the iPadOS 18 update:

  • iPad Pro (2018 and newer)
  • iPad Air 3 (2019 and newer)
  • iPad 7 (2019 and newer)
  • iPad Mini 5 (2019 and newer)

iPhone models compatible with iOS 18

As for iPhones, the source doubled down on word that all handsets which received iOS 17 will also be updated to iOS 18. That places the iPhone XR and iPhone XS series, introduced in 2018, to receive 6 years of software updates.

Below are the iPhones believed to receive the iOS 18 update:

  • 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 SE (2022) (3rd generation)
  • iPhone 12
  • iPhone 12 mini
  • iPhone 12 Pro
  • iPhone 12 Pro Max
  • iPhone SE (2020) (2nd generation)
  • iPhone 11
  • iPhone 11 Pro
  • iPhone 11 Pro Max
  • iPhone XS
  • iPhone XS Max
  • iPhone XR

Apple scheduled the 5-day WWDC 2024 to kick off on June 10 which will include a keynote on the opening day. All the company's platforms will be previewed to developers at the conference and perhaps compatibility for all devices will also be confirmed as well.

In terms of features, details about the changes and improvements on iPadOS 18 remain scant, but it could also deliver new generative AI tools that are supposed to debut on iOS 18.

Which Apple device of yours is included in the above lists? What are your thoughts about Apple's software support? Let's discuss in the comments.

Via: 9to5Mac

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Jade Bryan

Jade Bryan
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I still remember how amazed I was when I first got hold of the Nokia 3210 back when I was a kid, and it was during that time I developed my love for technology, particularly for mobile phones. I started sharing my knowledge through writing in different blogs and forums back in Nokia Nseries era. I even make videos before where I put different phones side-by-side. Today, I'm still an avid enthusiast of smartphones, but my interests have evolved into smart devices and electric vehicles.

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