Here are the devices that can run iOS 15, iPadOS 15, macOS Monterey, and watchOS 8


New features, mostly require similar hardware

Apple announced iOS 15, macOS Monterey, watchOS 8 and iPadOS 15 software at WWDC 2021. The public beta period will begin in July, and whether you’re looking forward to downloading them then, or just waiting for the final release, you’ll need the right hardware to make it happen. Apple typically phases out support for certain devices every year as it moves forward with major software releases, so you’ll want to see if your iPhone, Apple Watch, iPad, or computer makes the cut.

For iOS 15 and iPadOS 15, Apple is expanding support for all iPhone models that currently have iOS 14, as well as the seventh-generation iPod touch.

Here is the list of supported devices for iOS 15:

  • 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 X, iPhone XR
  • iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus
  • iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus
  • iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus
  • iPhone SE (1st and 2nd generation)
  • iPod touch (7th generation)

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Now, for iPadOS 15 support, it’s the same story as iOS 15. All iPads with iPadOS 14 will receive the next iteration. Here is the list:

  • iPad Pro 12.9-inch (1st to 5th generation)
  • iPad Pro 11-inch (1st to 3rd generation)
  • iPad Pro 10.5-inch
  • iPad Pro 9.7-inch
  • iPad (fifth to eighth generation)
  • iPad mini (4th and 5th generation)
  • iPad Air (2nd to 4th generation)

Apple’s watchOS 8 upgrade will bring the same device support as above, not leaving the generation behind that received previous operating system updates. Sensing a pattern here?

These watches will get updates:

  • Apple Watch Series 3 (Maybe Apple should reconsider it)
  • apple watch series 4
  • apple watch series 5
  • apple watch series 6
  • Apple Watch SE

Now for computers that will receive the update to macOS Monterey: Some models that received the Big Sur update last year have been omitted in terms of support for the new software, including the 2015 MacBook, 2013 MacBook Air, late 2013 MacBook Pro, and the 2014 iMac. Here’s the full list that will get support:

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