Which iPad models support iPadOS 18 latest update? Here's the list

iPads being withdrawn from list of compatible iPads for iPadOS 18 will be restricted to install point updates of iPadOS 17 or earlier
The image displays an iPad. — Freepik/file
The image displays an iPad. — Freepik/file

Similar to every other global exhibition organised to pave a platform for top-notch smartphones, gadgets, and all sort of tech to showcase their potential, the internet has begun flooding with speculations. 

A latest rumour is suggesting that Apple is about to take the iPads — made between 2017-2019 — from the list of those supported in iPadOS 18 for the upcoming update. 

It adds that the in-the-making update of the iPadOS 18 will not be supported on the iPads running on Apple’s A10X Fusion chip, indicating that the 2017 iPad Pro variants that were developed right before the significant resigned brought to the iPads. 

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The iPads being withdrawn from the list of compatible iPad models for iPadOS 18 will be restricted to install point updates of iPadOS 17 or earlier. 

The development has surfaced from a renowned tipster on X (formerly Twitter) with a track record of sharing build numbers for upcoming iOS and iPadOS updates, MacWorld cited a report by MacRumors. The post, however, has been removed from the social media platform.

The following iPads are certified as compatible with iPadOS 17:As MacRumors notes, there are two devices on the iPadOS 17 list (the 6th- and 7th-gen iPads from 2018 and 2019 respectively) that don’t have A10X chips, but have the slower A10 instead. If the A10X isn’t up to the job, the A10 surely won’t be either.

The following iPads are compatible for iPadOS 18. 

  • iPad Pro 12.9-inch (3rd generation and later)
  • iPad Pro 11-inch (1st generation and later)
  • iPad Air (3rd generation and later)
  • iPad (8th generation and later)
  • iPad mini (5th generation and later)
  • Whatever iPads are released between now and the fall

Note that the information we've provided is based on a leak. However, what adds validation to this leak is that Apple last year dropped support for three A9 iPads from 2015-2017 and that was reported by the same source.