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Guide: What is the latest version of iPadOS compatible with my iPad?

The “active” life cycle of a iPad undoubtedly the largest in the tablet industry and, when I refer to the active life, I speak of the period in which the device continues to receive updates from its descendants and gaining the latest features made by the manufacturer (or at least some of them). , since not all actually reach the devices older").

Still, it comes to an end one day: even the most powerful and resilient hardware will no longer be updated by Apple, eventually being classified as classic or obsolete. The idea of ​​the tables below is to survey the active life of each iPad already released, so you can analyze Apple's longevity patterns and maybe even make a better decision when choosing a new device especially if we're speaking of a used device.

Our tables will be updated as needed (ie whenever a new iPad model is released or a completely new version of iOS is released), so the invitation is invited to check back this post anytime.

iPad

ModelYear Launch Year iOS Support Supported iOS
iPad (original) 2010 iOS 3.2 iOS 5.1.1
iPad 2 2011 iOS 4.3 iOS 9.3.6
iPad (third generation) 2012 iOS 5.1 iOS 9.3.6
iPad (fourth generation) 2012 iOS 6.0.1 iOS 10.3.4
iPad Air 2013 iOS 7.0.3 iOS 12.4.3
iPad Air 2 2014 iOS 8.1 last available
iPad (fifth generation) 2017 iOS 10.3 last available
iPad (sixth generation) 2018 iOS 11.3 last available
iPad Air (third generation) 2019 iOS 12.2 last available
iPad (seventh generation) 2019 iOS 13 last available

iPad Pro

ModelYear Launch Year iOS Support Supported iOS
iPad Pro 12.9 ″ (original) 2015 iOS 9.1 last available
9.7 ″ iPad Pro (original) 2016 iOS 9.3 last available
iPad Pro 12.9 ″ (second generation) 2017 iOS 10.3.2 last available
iPad Pro 10.5 ″ (original) 2017 iOS 10.3.2 last available
11 ″ iPad Pro (Original) 2018 iOS 12.1 last available
12.9 ″ iPad Pro (third generation) 2018 iOS 12.1 last available

iPad mini

ModelYear Launch Year iOS Support Supported iOS
iPad mini (original) 2012 iOS 6.0.1 iOS 9.3.6
iPad mini 2 2013 iOS 7.0.3 iOS 12.4.3
iPad mini 3 2014 iOS 8.1 iOS 12.4.3
iPad mini 4 2015 iOS 9.0 last available
iPad mini (fifth generation) 2019 iOS 12.2 last available

For those interested, we also have these guides for Macs, iPhones, Apple Watches, and Apple TVs.

Enjoy! 😉


Last Update: November 11, 2019.