D-Day is here. The latest version of Apple’s operating system for iPhones, iOS16, starts rolling out later today (September 12). Roll out of the iOS16 update is scheduled to start at 10 pm IST. Apple announced the same at its ‘Far Out’ event on September 7 where it launched the iPhone 14 series, new models of Apple Watch and AiPods Pro second-generation. The all-new iOS 16 brings in a host of new features to iPhones. The biggest features of iOS16 include the ability to personalise Lock Screen, edit or unsend an iMessage, use the full-screen music player, get fitness rings without an Apple Watch, improvements to Photos and more. It is one of the biggest OS upgrades that iPhones will get. Wonder if your iPhone will get the iOS 16 update? Read on for the names of all the iPhones that the iOS16 update supports. This means that all the iPhones listed below are compatible with iOS 16.
Apple launched iPhone 8 in 2017. This is the most-affordable earliest-generation iPhone to receive the iOS16 update. Powered by A11 Bionic chipset the smartphone packs a 4.7-inch Retina HD display.
iPhone 8 Plus
iPhone 8 Plus is the bigger-screen variant of iPhone 8. It sports a 5.5-inch Retina HD display, slightly bigger battery and better camera.
Apple launched iPhone X along with iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus. It is the company’s special edition phone, launched at its tenth anniversary.
Launched in 2018, iPhone Xs comes with a 5.8-inch OLED display and is powered by A12 Bionic chipset. iPhone Xs series are the first phones to support e-SIM.
iPhone Xs Max
iPhone Xs Max is the bigger-screen option of iPhone Xs. It sports a 6.5-inch screen with IP68 rating which makes it dust and water-resistant. The smartphone features a dual rear camera with 12MP wide angle and 12MP telephoto camera.
iPhone XR is the most-affordable iPhone of 2018. It is the first premium affordable iPhone that Apple launched. It sports a 6.1-inch LCD display and is powered by Apple A12 Bionic chipset. It is the highest-selling phone of the year 2019.
Apple iPhone 11 is the most-affordable smartphone of the year 2019. The handset with a 6.1-inch display is the last iPhone to launch with an LCD screen. It is the top-selling smartphone of 2020.
iPhone 11 Pro
iPhone 11 Pro sports a 5.8-inch Super Retina OLED display and it is powered by Apple’s own A13 Bionic chipset. Launched in 2019, the phone brought night photography to iPhones with Night Mode.
iPhone 11 Pro Max
iPhone 11 Pro Max is the bigger-screen variant of iPhone 11 Pro.
Apple iPhone 12 runs Apple’s own A14 Bionic chipset and has 6.1-inch display. It is the first premium-affordable phone from the company to sport an OLED screen. It is the top-selling model of the year 2021.
iPhone 12 Mini
iPhone 12 Mini made its debut in the year 2020. The iPhone mini sports a 5.4-inch Super Retina XDR display and runs on Apple’s own A14 Bionic chipset.
iPhone 12 Pro
Apple iPhone is powered by Apple A14 Bionic chipset. iPhone 12 Pro series brought LiDAR cameras to the premium iPhones.
iPhone 12 Pro Max
iPhone 12 Max is the bigger-screen variant of iPhone 12 Pro, boasting of a 6.7-inch Super Retina XDR screen. It is powered by A14 Bionic chipset.
Apple iPhone 13 with 6.1-inch display. One of the most-popular models of Apple’s 2021 portfolio, iPhone 13 runs on Apple’s A15 Bionic chipset. This is the same chipset that powers the new iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus.
iPhone 13 Mini
iPhone 13 Mini is the last ‘Mini’ series iPhone launched by the company. It is powered by A15 Bionic iPhone 13 Mini sports a 5.4-inch OLED display.
iPhone 13 Pro
iPhone 13 Pro sports a 12MP TrueDepth front camera and houses a 6.1-inch OLED display. The dual SIM smartphone supports fast and wireless charging.
iPhone 13 Pro Max
iPhone 13 Pro Max is powered by A15 Bionic chipset and it features a 6.7-inch OLED display with up to 120Hz refresh rate. The smartphone comes in four storage options — 128GB, 256GB, 128GB and 1TB.
iPhone SE 2022
Launched earlier this year, iPhone SE 2022 is the newest and the most-affordable iPhone to run on iOS 16. It is powered by A15 Bionic chipset, the same that powers Apple’s premium iPhone 13 series and two non-Pro models of iPhone 14.