What devices will support iOS 13?

In late January of 2019 in the Network there was information that in iOS 13 Apple refuses to support a range of devices. This was reported by “trusted” sources of Israeli site The Verifier, and many Russian media presented it as almost official information. We immediately warned our readers that this information is most likely unsubstantiated. Now we understand the situation and learned exactly what to worry about the lack of support for iOS 13 users of most of the listed devices is not necessary.

What started the panic?

The Verifier wrote, citing “trusted” sources that support iOS 13 lose: iPhone 5s, iPhone 6/6 Plus, iPhone 6s/6s Plus, and iPhone SE, iPad mini 2/3, iPad Air, iPad Air 2 and iPod touch 6G. Quite the list of devices that are quite atypical for Apple.

This information is picked up by the media. Bona fide resources stressed that this is nothing more than a rumor. Most news sites have advised owners of these iPhone and iPad models to think about upgrading. And many users, of course, believed it.

IPhone 6s/SE have nothing to worry about

Usually, a company ceases to support iPhone and iPad in 5-6 years after their release. And every year support period, on the contrary, increases as more new models are equipped with more advanced features and work safely with the new firmware.

In this regard, the devices list from The Verifier, who allegedly will not be upgraded to iOS 13, is frankly embarrassing.

We have noticed other exclusives this resource. And this is what showed up.

1. April 2017. Exclusive: the iPhone 8 is connector Smart Connector as the iPad Pro

It does not appear even in the iPhone XS/XS Max.

2. March 2017. Exclusive: Siri in iOS 11 will be the integration in iMessage

“Sources” have stated that Siri will be able to analyze messages and provide smart answers to them. Yes, Apple has a patent that describes a technology, but a similar function is not even in iOS 12.

3. January 2017. Exclusive: group calls on FaceTime just appear in iOS 11

They only appeared in iOS 12.1. And before the announcement of iOS 11 of the possibility of group calls on the iPhone and iPad did not say just lazy.

In other words, even if The Verifier and there are some sources in Apple, they clearly do not share the most reliable information.

iOS 13: supported devices

At the moment the list of supported iOS devices 13 can only predict. If Apple will act in a familiar pattern of running updates, then iOS 13 not only gets the iPhone 5s, iPad Air, iPad mini 2 and iPad mini 3. All of these devices run on A7 chip, which was created almost six years ago.

What devices will support iOS 13


  • 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 6
  • iPhone 6 Plus
  • iPhone SE


  • iPad Pro 12.9 inch (3rd generation)
  • iPad Pro 12.9 inch (2nd gen)
  • iPad Pro 12.9 inch (1st generation)
  • iPad Pro 11 inch
  • iPad Pro 10.5 inch
  • iPad Pro 9.7 inch
  • iPad 6th generation
  • iPad 5th generation
  • iPad Air 2
  • iPad Air
  • iPad mini 4

iPod touch

  • iPod touch sixth generation

It is important to emphasize that this is not official information, but only the prediction based on a conventional scheme for Apple launch new versions of iOS. And while no change in the scheme from really reliable sources were not reported.


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