Apple’s new OSes will make some older devices obsolete

Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference for 2016 unveiled some details for their new operating systems, iOS 10 and MacOS. Both are scheduled to be release later this year.

Sadly, not all Apple users will be able to use them.

The problem? Apple will not be supporting the older mobile devices and all desktops and laptops made in 2009 or older.

Up until this time, all iPads were upgradable to Apple’s latest and greatest except for the original iPad 1.

Not being able to upgrade your device renders these devices obsolete because you will no longer receive security updates or patches.

Apple announced that it was dropping support for three aging iPads: the iPad 2, the iPad 3, and the first-generation iPad mini.

The following devices will be compatible with iOS 10:


  • iPhone 6s
  • iPhone 6s Plus
  • iPhone 6
  • iPhone 6 Plus
  • iPhone SE
  • iPhone 5s
  • iPhone 5c
  • iPhone 5


  • iPad Pro 12.9-inch
  • iPad Pro 9.7-inch
  • iPad Air 2
  • iPad Air
  • iPad 4th generation
  • iPad mini 4
  • iPad mini 3
  • iPad mini 2


  • iPod touch 6th generation

This means the following will no longer be supported:

  • iPad 1, 2, 3 and iPad mini (1st generation)
  • iPod Touch 5th generation and older
  • iPhone 4S and older models


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