iOS 18 Compatibility: Will Your iPhone Be Compatible?

By ANAS KHAN 6 Min Read

iOS 18 Compatibility: While iOS 17 is still a ways off, iOS 18 is almost certainly coming soon. At least in terms of software, Apple’s next major innovation will probably be shown in June of next year during the developer conference WWDC’24. The first iOS 18 beta and our first in-person look at the software will follow shortly after, in the classic Apple way.

Considering how many new features iOS 16 and iOS 17 are offered, iOS 18 is probably going to be a more “timid” software upgrade that may be catered to the wimpy crowd. This would be the version that fixes bugs incrementally, as is customary following a few upgrades with a lot of features. 

Apple iOS 18 release date

iOS 18 and the upcoming iPhone generation (iPhone 16) will undoubtedly be released for your iPhone in September 2024.

But iOS 18 will undoubtedly be released early as a public and developer beta. Indeed, the initial developer beta of iOS 18 is anticipated to be released soon after Apple’s WWDC’24 keynote. We have no reason to expect anything different because this has always been the case with iOS updates in the past. 

A month or two later, an iOS 18 public beta should be available. This beta is often a little more stable and bug-free.

Though our estimation may be as accurate as yours, WWDC’24 is expected to occur in early June of the following year, as this is when Apple typically hosts it.

iOS 18 Compatibility

We are aware of what the bulk of compatible iPhones would be in terms of compatibility. Generally speaking, iOS 18 will be released for iPhone models 11 and above. 

All things considered, however, the lowest bracket is a little enigmatic. While it is by all means appropriate to remove the iPhone XR, iPhone Xs, and iPhone Xs Max from the list of supported devices, Apple has a history of extending support for some earlier iPhone models beyond the standard five-year window. 

Seeing how and when Apple responds to Google’s recent announcement that it will provide seven years of software support for the Pixel 8 series is pretty fascinating. If the iPhone had a similar policy, it would have a repercussion throughout the industry and essentially compel all other manufacturers to offer such extensive support. 

As a result, the following devices are most likely to receive iOS 18:

  • iPhone 14
  • iPhone 14 Plus
  • iPhone 14 Pro
  • iPhone 14 Pro Max
  • iPhone 11
  • iPhone 11 Pro
  • iPhone 11 Pro Max
  • iPhone 15
  • iPhone 15 Plus
  • iPhone 12 mini
  • iPhone 12
  • iPhone 12 Pro
  • iPhone 12 Pro Max
  • iPhone 13 mini
  • iPhone XR*
  • iPhone XS*
  • iPhone XS Max*
  • iPhone SE 2nd Gen
  • iPhone SE 3rd Gen
  • iPhone 13
  • iPhone 13 Pro
  • iPhone 13 Pro Max
  • iPhone 15 Pro
  • iPhone 15 Pro Max

Apple iOS 18 new features

It is unusual for software features to slip out, so don’t expect to learn too much about iOS 18 until it is formally announced at WWDC’24. There is always talk, of course, but nothing quite as detailed as leaks of flagship phone hardware and specifications. 

However, rumors have it that iOS 18 may place a significant wager on machine learning and artificial intelligence, along with AI-powered features for its most well-liked apps. It’s generally accepted that Apple lags well behind Google and other businesses in the AI space, so it seems sensible to expect significant advancements in iOS 18. 

For example, analyst and industry insider Jeff Pu is speculating that iOS 18 will be the necessary “generative AI” update for Apple. Pu asserts that to serve as the foundation for the upcoming AI push, the firm is already significantly investing in AI servers and plans to develop a few hundred more in 2024. 

Naturally, most people immediately associate “AI” and “iPhone” with Apple’s smart assistant, Siri, which is unfortunately becoming a bit dated and well behind the competition in most areas. Hopefully, the possible advancement of AI will also lead to a more intelligent Siri. 

There are rumors that Apple is also investing a lot of money in training its LLMs (Large Language Models), which may be utilized by Siri. 

Furthermore, according to sources close to Apple, the company’s Ajax GPT language model may be outperforming ChatGPT 3.5, or at least functioning on par with it. This might indicate that Apple is making significant internal progress toward having a more capable AI framework at its disposal. 


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