These devices are supported by iOS 14, iPadOS 14, watchOS 7, tvOS 14, and macOS Big Sur

Apple held its WWDC keynote today, and that means it showed off all of the big software updates that are arriving this fall. That includes iOS 14, iPadOS 14, watchOS 7, tvOS 14, and macOS Big Sur. As usual, that means that if you've got an older device, you might be on the chopping block. Let's take it line-by-line.

iOS 14

There's good news for iOS users. iOS 14 will support all of the devices supported by iOS 13, probably because the company killed off two generations of products last year. Here's the full list:

  • 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)

iPadOS 14

In the iPadOS department, there's similarly good news, since the company didn't kill off any iPads. This is interesting because Apple only ended support for one generation last year. The A8 processor is still supported on iPads, but not iPhones. Presumably, this is meant to give iPads a more PC-like support lifecycle.

  • All iPad Pro models
  • Fifth-generation iPad and later
  • iPad Mini 4 and later
  • iPad Air 2 and later

watchOS 7

Last year, Apple supported all of the Apple Watch models as it did the previous year when it killed off the original. Now, two more variants are being sunsetted, the Series 1 and Series 2. Note that both variants include the same CPU. These are the supported models:

  • Apple Watch Series 3
  • Apple Watch Series 4
  • Apple Watch Series 5

tvOS 14

As usual, nothing changes here. Both the Apple TV HD and Apple TV 4K are supported.

macOS Big Sur

If you've got an old Mac, you should check the list. Last year's macOS 10.15 Catalina supported Macs from mid-2012 onward, and this year, you'll need something made in at least 2013. Here's the full list:

  • MacBook - 2015 and later
  • MacBook Air - 2013 and later
  • MacBook Pro - Late 2013 and later
  • Mac mini - 2014 and later
  • iMac - 2014 and later
  • iMac Pro - 2017 and later
  • Mac Pro - 2013 and later

That's it. If you've got one of the devices above, you're good to go for another year. You're also good to go if you want to go and install the developer betas, which support the above devices.

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