All about iOS 18 launch schedule, supported iPhone models

iOS 18 is expected to release in September as Apple has been targeting this month for almost last 10 iOS updates
A representational image of iOS. — Apple

A representational image of iOS. — Apple

With an update of the iOS slated for every year, the tech giant Apple offers an abundance of new features and improvements into the existing ones.

iOS 18 release date

Similarly, the iPhone maker is reportedly working on the biggest iOS update to have existed so far, the iOS 18, which is expected to release around September 2024, the month which Apple has been targeting for almost last 10 years to roll out iOS updates. 

The release timelines of the past five iOS updates have been listed below, which suggest that the company hasn't considered any other month to release iOS update.

  • iOS 17: September 18, 2023
  • iOS 16: September 12, 2022
  • iOS 15: September 20, 2021
  • iOS 14: September 16, 2020
  • iOS 13: September 19, 2019

Like any other iOS update, the iOS 18 will first go through multiple beta versions before coming into existence in its full potential for ordinary iPhone users. The first beta will definitely be showcased after the Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) keynote in June. 

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Then Apple will make available beta versions for public and developers to get feedback surrounding any loopholes or areas requiring fixes. During this perior, several changes occur as some features get changed, added, and dropped.

iPhones compatible with iOS 18 

Rumours circulating on the internet claim that iOS 18 will be supported on all the iPhone models that received iOS 17. The list below comprises all the iPhone models that are supposed to be compatible with iOS 18.

  • iPhone 15, iPhone 15 Plus, iPhone 15 Pro, iPhone 15 Pro Max
  • iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Plus, iPhone 14 Pro, iPhone 14 Pro Max
  • iPhone 13, iPhone 13 mini, iPhone 13 Pro, iPhone 13 Pro Max
  • iPhone 12, iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12 Pro, iPhone 12 Pro Max
  • iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone 11 Pro Max
  • iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max
  • iPhone XR
  • iPhone SE(2nd gen or later)