Apple iOS 13 compatible devices

Update as of 25th June 2019: WWDC 2019 has happened. Apple introduced iOS 13 and to many, Apple gave out surprises for not supporting iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus on the latest iOS 13.

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Apple has yet to announce iOS 13 this year – 2019. But many has wondering, what devices (iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch) would be compatible with the coming iOS 13.

Well, before jumping into the compatible device list, knowing that number #13 is considered as unlucky numbers for Americans and since Apple is US based company, do you think Apple will ever release iOS 13? Read and join the poll here.

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These are Apple iDevices that will compatible with iOS 13

new ipad pro 2018 with usb-c connector
New iPad Pro 2018 comes with USB-C Connector! Image courtesy of

Looking at past Apple patterns, likely these are full list of devices compatible with iOS 13.

iPhone: iPhone XS and XS Max, iPhone XR, iPhone X, iPhone 8 and 8 Plus, iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, iPhone 6S and 6S Plus, iPhone SE.

Update on 25th June 2019: After WWDC 2019, Apple ruled out iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus won’t get update to iOS 13. Read the reasons here.

iPad: All iPad Pros, iPad 6th gen (introduced in 2017), iPad 5th gen (introduced in 2016), iPad Air 2, iPad mini 4, iPad mini 3.

iPod Touch: iPod Touch 6th gen (introduced in 2015).

What are the iDevices that support iOS 12 but won’t support iOS 13?

Apple iPhone 5S on iOS 12
iPhone 5S will not get iOS 13

These are the list of devices that exists on last year iOS 12 update but will be missing from this year iOS 13 update.

iPhone: iPhone 5S.

iPad: iPad Air, iPad mini 2

Bring it all together

While the list above is based on prediction seeing from the last few years Apple pattern on giving out update to older devices, but Apple is a company that is full of surprise. Who knows Apple will retain some older devices to be compatible with iOS 13 or the other way around, Apple shall remove some newer devices from getting compatible with iOS 13. Only time will tell!

Is your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch part of the iOS 13 compatible devices above?

Do give your comments and thoughts down below on the comment section. Cheers!

2 thoughts on “Apple iOS 13 compatible devices

  • March 5, 2019 at 12:58 pm

    iPhone 5s support ios13

    • March 5, 2019 at 9:41 pm

      Hi Sanjay,

      Looking at Apple current pattern of which devices are getting iOS upgrade each year, iPhone 5S will not be getting one.
      But, based on last year WWDC and iPhone event, Apple is committed for long-term support, so hopefully we can see the exception this year!


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