Apple iOS 15: Apple's latest OS for iPhones, iPadOS 15 and watchOS 8 will start rolling out later today.
Apple’s iOS 15, iPadOS 15, and watchOS 8 is now available for users to download. The latest versions of Apple’s operating systems for iPhones, iPads, and watches brings a range of new features. Let’s take a look at all the eligible devices, along with the top new features coming to Apple’s devices.
Apple iOS 15: Full list of eligible devices
Apple’s latest iPhone 13 series will come with iOS 15 out of the box. The older iPhone 12 series, iPhone 11, iPhone XS, iPhone X, iPhone 8, iPhone 7 and iPhone 6s series will all get the update. Both versions of the iPhone SE, which is the 2016 and 2020 variants will also be eligible for the latest OS. Finally, Apple will also continue to support iPod Touch (7th Generation).While Apple continues to support older iPhones, it should be noted that some of the features such as Portrait mode on FaceTime will be limited to newer iPhones, especially those running A12 Bionic chipset or later. The A12 Bionic chipset was seen on the iPhone XS series, which launched back in 2018. So if you can have an older iPhone 8 or iPhone X, you will miss out on some of the newer features.
iOS 15: Download size
The update is around 3GB in size. Users can go to Settings>General>Software Update and check for the update. Make sure the iPhone or iPad is charged more than 50 per cent before you start installing and download. It is recommended to download over WiFi, and not your mobile data, given the latter can be an unstable connection at times.
iPadOS 15: Full list of eligible devices
iPadOS 15 will be coming to all iPad Pro 12.9-inch and iPad Pro 11-inch versions and the iPad Pro 10.5-inch and iPad Pro 9.7-inch. It will also be rolled out to the standard iPad (5th generation and above), iPad mini 4, 5th and 6th generation. The latest iPad mini that Apple just launched is obviously running the new iPadOS. Apple iPad Air 2nd generation and above will also get the latest OS.