Support ending for some Apple devices

I’ve told you about improved operating systems coming for iPads and iPhones.

You can click here to read about the update to iPhones or click here to learn what’s new for iPads.

But not everyone will be getting  updates to iOS 13 and iPad OS this fall. When Microsoft plans to stop offering security and bug fixes for an operating system, they announce it pretty far ahead of time to give people a chance to get a new device. Apple is a little more subtle about.  They just list which devices are getting the upgrade. Devices not mentioned are no longer going to be supported.

Just as with Windows devices, the devices won’t just suddenly stop working. But they will no longer receive any fixes for bugs, and more importantly, no longer get security updates. New apps won’t be designed to work the old OS and you may not be able to install them.

Let’s check out which devices are getting the updates.

iPhones and iPods eligible to receive the update to iOS 13 are:

iPod Touch (7th Generation)

  • iPhone SE
  • iPhone 6s and 6s Plus
  • iPhone 7s and 7s Plus
  • iPhone 8s and 8s Plus
  • iPhone X
  • iPhone XR
  • iPhone XS Max
  • iPhone XS

Devices that will no longer be supported include:

  • iPod Touch (6th Generation)
  • iPhone 5S
  • iPhone 6
  • iPhone 6 Plus


iPads getting the upgrade to iPad OS are:

  • iPad Air 2
  • iPad Air (3rd Generation)
  • iPad Mini 4
  • iPad Mini (5th Generation)
  • iPad (5th Generation)
  • iPad (6th Generation)
  • iPad Pro (9.7, 10.5, 11, and 12.9 inch)

iPads that will no longer be supported include:

  • iPad Air
  • iPad Mini 2


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