WWDC24: System Requirements for iOS 18, iPadOS 18, macOS Sequoia, Etc…

There are new operating systems, but Apple has made some slight changes to the base system requirements for each OS:

iOS 18

iOS 18 brings no changes in compatibility:

  • iPhone 15 line
  • iPhone 14 line
  • iPhone 13 line
  • iPhone 12 line
  • iPhone 11 line
  • iPhone XS and XS Max
  • iPhone XR
  • iPhone SE (2nd generation or later)

iPadOS 18

iPadOS 18 seems to drop the 6th-generation iPad. RIP, buddy.

  • iPad Pro (M4)
  • iPad Pro 12.9-inch (3rd generation and later)
  • iPad Pro 11-inch (1st generation and later)
  • iPad Air (M2)
  • iPad Air (3rd generation and later)
  • iPad (7th generation and later)
  • iPad mini (5th generation and later)

macOS Sequoia

Sequoia drops support for the 2018 MacBook Air, which can run Sonoma:

  • iMac Pro (2017)
  • Mac mini (2018 and later)
  • MacBook Pro (2018 and later)
  • iMac (2019 and later)
  • MacBook Air (2020 and later)
  • Mac Pro (2019 and later)
  • Mac Studio (2022 and later)

Apple Intelligence

Apple Intelligence is a wide ranging set of features across these three operating systems, with its own set of system requirements:

  • iPhone 15 Pro and Pro Max (A17 Pro)
  • iPad Pro (M1 and later)
  • iPad Air (M1 and later)
  • MacBook Air (M1 and later)
  • MacBook Pro (M1 and later)
  • iMac (M1 and later)
  • Mac mini (M1 and later)
  • Mac Studio (M1 Max and later)
  • Mac Pro (M2 Ultra)

Apple says:

Apple Intelligence is free to use and will initially be available in U.S. English. Coming in beta this fall.

watchOS 11

The new version of watchOS drops support for the Series 4, Series 5, and original Apple Watch SE.

  • Apple Watch SE (2nd generation)
  • Apple Watch Series 6
  • Apple Watch Series 7
  • Apple Watch Series 8
  • Apple Watch Series 9
  • Apple Watch Ultra and Ultra 2

tvOS 18

The new version of tvOS drops no older models:

  • Apple TV HD (2015)
  • Apple TV 4K (2017)
  • Apple TV 4K (2nd Generation, 2021)
  • Apple TV 4K (3rd Generation, 2022)