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Apple posts list of iOS 13 and iPadOS compatible hardware

Apple on Monday released the first iOS 13 and iPadOS developer betas shortly after announcement at WWDC 2019, revealing which iPad and iPhone models are compatible with the forthcoming operating systems.




iOS 13 Beta Build 17A5492t



Apple's next-generation iOS 13 was announced at WWDC today along with the much anticipated dark mode for which users have pined. Developers wishing to try out the iOS 13 beta build will need to have access to the following hardware:

  • iPhone XS Max, iPhone XS

  • iPhone XR

  • iPhone X

  • iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus

  • iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus

  • iPhone SE

  • iPhone 6s

  • iPhone 6s Plus

  • iPod Touch (7th generation)


iPadOS Beta Build 17A5492t



The newly christened iPadOS was also announced today, showcasing a plethora of features specific to the iPad. Developers looking to try out the iPadOS beta will need to have the following hardware:

  • iPad Pro (11 inch), iPad Pro (12.9-inch) (3rd generation)

  • iPad Pro (10.5 inch), iPad Pro (12.9-inch) (2nd generation)

  • iPad (5th generation, 6th generation)

  • iPad Mini (5th generation)

  • iPad Air (3rd Generation)

  • iPad mini 4

  • iPad Air 2

  • iPad Pro (9.7-inch)

  • iPad Pro (12.9-inch)


AppleInsider, and Apple itself, strongly recommend users don't install the betas on primary devices or hardware they deem as "mission critical" at all, as there is the highly remote possibility of data loss or other issues. Testers should instead install betas onto secondary or non-essential devices as a safer alternative, and to always make sure there are sufficient backups of important data before updating.

Find any changes in the new betas? Reach out to us on Twitter at @AppleInsider or @Andrew_OSU, or send Andrew an email at [email protected].