iOS 18: Which iPhones Will Get the Update? Is your’s eligible ?

The wait is over! Apple unveiled iOS 18 at WWDC 2024, its latest software update for iPhones. Packed with exciting new features like the Apple Intelligence service, Passwords app, and a long-awaited dark mode for the Home Screen, iOS 18 promises to enhance your iPhone experience. But will your device be able to run it?

Here’s the good news: iOS 18 boasts wider compatibility compared to iOS 17. If you own any of the following iPhones, you’re in luck:

  • iPhone 15 series (including Plus, Pro, and Pro Max models)
  • iPhone 14 series (including Plus, Pro, and Pro Max models)
  • iPhone 13 series (including mini, Pro, and Pro Max models)
  • iPhone 12 series (including mini, Pro, and Pro Max models)
  • iPhone 11 series (including Pro and Pro Max models)
  • iPhone Xs, iPhone Xs Max, and iPhone Xr
  • iPhone SE (2nd generation or later)

This wider support even includes the iPhone Xs, Xs Max, and Xr, devices launched back in 2018 – a testament to Apple’s commitment to long-term software support.

Looking Ahead: With the iPhone 16 series expected later this year, this list will likely expand to include those new models. Rumors suggest exciting features for the iPhone 16, such as a brighter display, new color options, a dedicated capture button, and larger batteries.

Ready to Try iOS 18?

The developer beta of iOS 18 is now available for those eager to explore the update early. A public beta will follow next month. The installation process has been simplified – you no longer need a beta profile. Simply navigate to Settings > General > Software Update and tap on Beta Updates. There, you can select “iOS 18 Developer Beta” to get started.

In addition to iOS 18, Apple also announced the wider availability of their $3,499 Vision Pro headset, new head gestures for AirPods, and upcoming features for Apple TV at WWDC 2024.

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