iOS 14, macOS Big Sur, iPadOS 14 and watchOS 7: Which Apple devices get updates

Brittany A. Roston - Jun 22, 2020, 4:35 pm CDT
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iOS 14, macOS Big Sur, iPadOS 14 and watchOS 7: Which Apple devices get updates

Now that Apple has introduced the upcoming versions of its various operating systems, consumers have one big question: which devices will get these updates? The short answer is, relax. Unless you own an ancient Apple device, the odds are in your favor that you’ll see the updates roll your way. We’ve compiled a list of all the devices that will get the Big Sur, iOS 14, iPadOS 14, and watchOS 7 updates.

Mac

Mac device owners have been introduced to macOS Big Sur, the next evolution in Apple’s desktop operating system. The update will bring what Apple calls ‘a refined new design,’ as well as a massive update to Safari browser, new features for Messages, and more.

Will your Mac device get the new OS update when it rolls out? It will if it’s listed below:

– MacBook Air 2013 and newer
– MacBook 2015 and newer
– MacBook Pro Late 2013 and newer
– Mac mini 2014 and newer
– iMac 2014 and newer
– iMac Pro 2017 and newer
– Mac Pro 2013 and newer

iPhone

Apple likewise introduced iOS 14, the next version of its smartphone operating system. The new version will bring an updated appearance, including updated widgets with support for the Home Screen, Smart Stacks, a more organized App Library, picture-in-picture support for FaceTime, and much more.

In order from newest to oldest, the iPhones that will get iOS 14 include:

– iPhone 11
– iPhone 11 Pro
– iPhone 11 Pro Max
– iPhone XS
– iPhone XS Max
– iPhone XR
– iPhone X
– iPhone 8
– iPhone 8 Plus
– iPhone 7
– iPhone 7 Plus
– iPhone 6s
– iPhone 6s Plus
– iPhone SE (1st generation)
– iPhone SE (2nd generation)
– iPod touch (7th generation)

iPad

iPadOS 14 is coming, giving Apple’s tablets even more features than they already offer. These features are designed specifically for the iPad, furthering the distinction between iPadOS on tablets and iOS on the iPhone. Device owners can expect enhanced search similar to what you’d find on the Mac, Scribble to iPad similar to the text-field stylus input found on Windows 10, more realistic augmented reality, and more.

Fortunately, the iPadOS 14 list of compatible devices is extensive and covers all of the iPad models that were able to get the initial iPadOS update, including:

– 2020 iPad Pro 12.9
– 2020 iPad Pro 11
– 2018 iPad Pro 12.9
– 2017 iPad Pro 12.9
– 2015 iPad Pro 12.9
– 2018 iPad Pro 11
– 2017 iPad Pro 10.5
– 2016 iPad Pro 9.7
– 2019 iPad Air
– iPad Air 2
– iPad 10.2″
– 2018 iPad
– 2017 iPad
– 2019 iPad Mini
– iPad Mini 4

Apple Watch

The Apple Watch is unrivaled in the smartwatch industry, offering many features that make the wearable a truly useful device. The upcoming watchOS 7 update will expand this usefulness, adding new features and improving some of the ones that already exist. What can you expect? A brand-new Sleep app, better watch face customizations, bedtime reminders, four new workouts, cycling routes in Maps, and more.

You’ll be able to update your Apple Watch to watchOS 7 if you meet two requirements: you own one of the watch models that will support the new software and you own an iPhone that will support iOS 14 (see the list above). Apple Watch models that will get the update are:

– Apple Watch Series 3
– Apple Watch Series 4
– Apple Watch Series 5

Wrap-up

Are you excited? You should be, as Apple is bringing a huge number of new features to its various devices, offering a refined experience that builds upon what the company already offers its users. You can find out more, including all of today’s WWDC 2020 keynote announcements, in SlashGear’s Apple portal.


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