Whenever a new operating system is launched, we are delighted with the new features presented and want to install everything on our devices.
Fortunately Apple will soon release (until the end of the month), its two main OSs (iOS and macOS) for those who want to test on the Apple Beta Software Program for now they are only available to developers.
But the question: will they be compatible with your devices?
We know little about tvOS 11, after all, Apple spoke only of a system novelty (the arrival of Amazon Prime Video, which is not a novelty of the system itself, but).
Regardless, whoever has a fourth generation Apple TV can install the new operating system from set-top box no problem. Older Apple TVs are obviously out of the picture.
WatchOS 4 has no mystery: it will be compatible with all existing Apple Watch models. So, rest assured that you can install it without any problems.
macOS High Sierra
Good news for Mac users! Apple's new desktop operating system is compatible with all computers currently running macOS Sierra. Some isolated features, however, will most likely require newer Macs.
Still, everyone with one of the Macs below will be able to use macOS 10.13 without any problems:
- MacBook or iMac: Late 2009 or later
- MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, Mac mini and Mac Pro: 2010 or higher
Now iOS 11 will be compatible with all iPhones, iPads and iPod touch that currently support iOS 10, except as was already speculated on the iPhones 5 / 5c and the fourth generation iPad.
Here is the full list:
- iPhones 7 and 7 Plus
- iPhones 6s and 6s Plus
- iPhones 6 and 6 Plus
- iPhone SE
- iPhone 5s
- Pro iPads (9.7 ?, 10.5 ? and 12.9 ?)
- 5th generation iPad
- iPad Air and Air 2
- iPad mini 2, mini 3 and mini 4
- 6th generation iPod touch
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Being able to install, however, does not mean that you will have spectacular performance when running the new systems. I have no doubt that the first generation Apple Watch, the 2009 MacBook, the iPhone 5s or the iPad mini 2 will run fine at the limit. Still, for those who like to be always up to date (even for issues involving security, since the latest systems always tend to be much more secure), Apple does a great job in this regard.
Let the news come! ?