Will your old iPhone or iPad work with iOS 10?


At its Worldwide Developer Conference held earlier this week, Apple announced a heap of innovative new features for its mobile operating system.

iOS 10 brings with it, among many things, predictive emojis, improved multi media messaging, more emphasis on smart and connected technology in the home and improvements to Apple’s digital assistant Siri.

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But with the excitement following the announced of new features, for some users, especially those using older devices, will come some sadness.

While newer iDevices will be updated to iOS 10, Apple has announced that some older devices will not be compatible when the new version of its operating system is due for release later this year.

The devices that will work with iOS 10 are:

  • iPhone 5, 5c, 5s
  • iPhone 6, 6+, 6s, 6s+
  • iPhone SE
  • iPad Pro (both models)
  • iPad Air (all models)
  • iPad 4th generation
  • iPad Mini 2, 3, 4
  • iPod Touch 6th generation
  • iPod Touch 5th generation

The devices that will not work with iOS 10 are:

  • iPhone 4s
  • The original iPad
  • iPad 2
  • iPad 3
  • The original iPad Mini


MacOS Sierra

At WWDC, Apple also announced its new desktop operating system – MacOS Sierra.

The new OS, which is already available to beta test for those who can’t wait until its release in the autumn, brings with it what sounds like some excellent new features, the most notable of which includes Siri being available on desktop for the first time, helping to answer queries and perform searches.

Sierra will also be able to intelligently juggle saved files in order to maximise hard disk space and if you have an iCloud account you will be able to remotely access your desktop from other Macs and MacBooks, as well as from iPhones and iPads.

There will also be much better continuity between all your Apple devices. For example, when you copy a line of text on your iPhone or iPad, you will be able to paste it on your MacBook or vice versa.

To upgrade to MacOS Sierra you will need a MacBook or iMac from late 2009 or onwards. The OS will also work on MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, Mac Mini and Mac Pro built in 2010 onwards.

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