Apple devices that won’t get iOS 13 or iPadOS 13

Apple just held its 2019 WWDC keynote Event which was held at San Jose McEnery Convention Center, San Jose, California. The event saw the company announce its latest iOS upgrade that represents a significant update.

The new iOS version 13 was announced with some new exciting features. Some major features announced include Dark mode, substantial improvement to the maps app and the photos app and a new battery management feature that relies on machine learning among other features.

Also, the company introduced a new name for iOS on iPad to be called iPadOS, which brings multi-window support with new home screen design and many other features. However, since we are all immersed in how great the latest update is, we’re missing out on an essential aspect of the whole story.

Will iOS 13 be available for your Apple device? According to Apple, any handsets launched after 2014 will support iOS 13. Still, for those launched in 2014, there’s an exception. iPhone 6 will not be upgradable to the latest iOS despite its peers the iPhone 6S and 6 Plus being planned to receive iOS 13.

Want to know which gadgets will be upgradable to the latest iOS upgrade? Here’s the list;

  • iPhone XS
  • iPhone XS Max
  • iPhone XR
  • iPhone X
  • iPhone 8
  • iPhone 8 Plus
  • iPhone 7
  • iPhone 7 Plus
  • iPhone 6s
  • iPhone 6s Plus
  • iPhone SE
  • iPod touch (7th generation)

The newly announced iPadOS 13 which is based on iOS 13 will also be available to download only for these iPads;

  • 12.9-inch iPad Pro
  • 11-inch iPad Pro
  • 10.5-inch iPad Pro
  • 9.7-inch iPad Pro
  • iPad (6th generation)
  • iPad (5th generation)
  • iPad mini (5th generation)
  • iPad mini 4
  • iPad Air (3rd generation)
  • iPad Air 2

All the other devices that launched anywhere before 2013 will not be updated to the new iOS version. This includes the original iPad Air launched back in 2013.  As usual, Apple never offers an explanation on why they won’t provide a software update to their old devices, which is something you have to deal with in case you’re affected.

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