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Apple devices that is eligible for iOS 15, iPadOS 15, watchOS 8, and macOS Monterey


 Apple kickstarted its annual developer conference called WWDC (Worldwide Developers Conference) for the year 2021. At the opening keynote, the Cupertino-based tech giant unveiled the latest version of its operating systems, namely iOS 15, iPadOS 15, watchOS 8, and macOS Monterey. Here, in this article, let’s take a look at the list of devices that are eligible for the new update.

iOS 15 Eligible/Supported Devices

The list of supported devices for iOS 15 remains identical to last year. This means the 6-year-old iPhone 6S series and the 5-year-old iPhone SE are also eligible for the update. That said, here’s the entire list of supported iPhones and iPods.

iPhones

  • iPhone 12 Pro Max
  • iPhone 12 Pro
  • iPhone 12
  • iPhone 12 Mini
  • iPhone SE (2021)
  • iPhone 11 Pro Max
  • iPhone 11 Pro
  • iPhone 11
  • iPhone XS Max
  • iPhone XS
  • iPhone XR
  • iPhone X
  • iPhone 8 Plus
  • iPhone 8
  • iPhone 7 Plus
  • iPhone 7
  • iPhone SE
  • iPhone 6S Plus
  • iPhone 6S

iPod Touch

  • iPod Touch 7th Generation

iPadOS 15 Eligible/Supported Devices

list of Apple devices eligible for iOS 15, iPadOS 15, watchOS 8, and macOS Monterey

Just like the iPhones, all the iPads that are currently running iPadOS 14 are eligible for iPadOS 15. That means even the 7-year-old iPad Air 2nd Generation will be getting the update. With that being said, take a look at the full list of iPadOS 15 supported iPads.

iPad Pro Series

  • iPad Pro 12.9-inch (2021)
  • iPad Pro 11-inch (2021)
  • iPad Pro 12.9-inch (2021)
  • iPad Pro 11-inch (2021)
  • iPad Pro 12.9-inch (2018)
  • iPad Pro 11-inch (2018)
  • iPad Pro 12.9-inch (2017)
  • iPad Pro 10.5-inch (2017)
  • iPad Pro 9.7-inch (2016)
  • iPad Pro 12.9-inch (2015)

iPad Air Series

  • iPad Air 10.9-inch 4th Generation (2021)
  • iPad Air 10.5-inch 3rd Generation (2019)
  • iPad Air 9.7-inch 2nd Generation (2014)

iPad Mini Series

  • iPad Mini 7.9-inch 5th Generation (2019)
  • iPad Mini 7.9-inch 4th Generation (2015)

Base iPad Series

  • iPad 10.2-inch 8th Generation (2021)
  • iPad 10.2-inch 7th Generation (2019)
  • iPad 9.7-inch  6th Generation (2018)
  • iPad 9.7-inch 5th Generation (2017)

watchOS 8 Eligible/Supported Devices

list of Apple devices eligible for iOS 15, iPadOS 15, watchOS 8, and macOS Monterey

Just like iPhones and iPadOS, all the Apple Watches running the current-gen watchOS 7 are eligible for watchOS 8. Hence, the 4-year-old Apple Watch Series 3 will also be receiving the update. Here’s the complete list of Apple Watches that will be updated to watchOS 8.

  • Apple Watch Series 6
  • Apple Watch SE
  • Apple Watch Series 5
  • Apple Watch Series 4
  • Apple Watch Series 3

macOS Monterey Eligible/Supported Devices

list of Apple devices eligible for iOS 15, iPadOS 15, watchOS 8, and macOS Monterey

Unlike iPhones, iPads, and Apple Watches, not all Macs running the current-gen macOS Big Sur will be upgraded to macOS Monterey. According to the official announcement, late 2013 MacBook Pro, 2013 MacBook Air, 2014 iMac, and 2015 MacBook are not eligible for the update.

This means only the following Macs will be updated to macOS Monterey.

  • Mac Pro (Late 2013 and later)
  • iMac Pro (2017 and later)
  • iMac (Late 2015 and later)
  • MacBook Pro (Early 2015 and later)
  • MacBook Air (Early 2015 and later)
  • MacBook (Early 2016 and later)
  • Mac Mini (Late 2014 and later).

The developer beta builds for all the above-mentioned Apple operating systems are already live. The public beta builds will be released in July. Last but not least, although many older devices are eligible for the new update, they may not get all the announced features due to hardware limitations.

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