List of devices getting iOS 14, iPadOS 14, watchOS 7 and macOS 11 Big Sur Update

Here is the list of compatible Apple devices that are going to receive iOS 14, iPadOS 14, watchOS 7, and macOS 11 Big Sur update.

Apple officially launched iOS 14, and iPadOS 14 and will land on many iPhones and iPads in the fall.

With iOS 14 and iPadOS 14, Apple brings many new functions to iPhones and iPads. In addition to home screens, picture-in-picture function, improved Siri, and many other features for the iPhone and iPad, the question arises — Which devices are the getting the new big updates?

iPhones getting iOS 14

When updating to iOS 14, Apple does not leave an iPhone that has received iOS 13 in the list. All models from iPhone 6s to iPhone SE (2016) to the current models such as iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone SE (2020) will receive the major OS update in autumn.

For the iPhone 6s from 2015 and the almost equally aged iPhone SE (2016), it should be the last major update. Apple usually delivers OS updates for a period of four to five years, after which it ends. With the iPhone 6 from 2014, the end was sealed with iOS 12, for example.

These iPhones get iOS 14:

  • 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)

iPads getting iPadOS 14:

As with iPadOS 14, Apple will deliver the update to all iPad models that received the first iPadOS version last year. These include the six-year-old iPad Air 2 from 2014 and the fourth-generation iPad Mini from 2015.

  • iPad Pro 12.9-inch (4th generation)
  • iPad Pro 11 inch (2nd generation)
  • iPad Pro 12.9-inch (3rd generation)
  • iPad Pro 11 inch (1st generation)
  • iPad Pro 12.9 inch (2nd generation)
  • iPad Pro 12.9-inch (1st generation)
  • iPad Pro 10.5 inches
  • iPad Pro 9.7 inches
  • iPad (7th generation)
  • iPad (6th generation)
  • iPad (5th generation)
  • iPad Mini (5th generation)
  • iPad Mini 4
  • iPad Air (3rd generation)
  • iPad Air 2

Apple Watch getting watchOS 7:

Another look at the major OS update on watchOS 7 may regret owners of the first and second generations of the Apple Watch. Because after the Apple Watch 1 from 2015, the Series 1 and 2 will also fall out of the update cycle this year.

Only the Series 3 to 5 models will get Apple watchOS 7 update. In addition, the manufacturer declares that not all announced functions will be available for all models.

Macs getting macOS 11 Big Sur:

Apple announced the end of the update for the 2012 Macbook Air, the Macbook Pros from mid-2012 and early 2013. MacOS 11 Big Sur will also no longer be installable on the Mac Minis from 2012 and 2013, the iMacs from 2012 and 2013 are also out. The following models get the new update:

  • MacBook (2015 and newer)
  • MacBook Air (2013 and newer)
  • MacBook Pro (late 2013 and newer)
  • Mac Mini (2014 and newer)
  • iMac (2014 and newer)
  • iMac Pro (2017 and newer – i.e., all models)
  • Mac Pro (2013 and newer)
Rakesh Babu
Rakesh Babu
Rakesh Babu is a business analyst with a focus on startups. With an MBA and years of experience, he's a go-to source for insights on entrepreneurship. Beyond the business world, Rakesh is a chess aficionado and an amateur astronomer, always curious and seeking new patterns – whether in the stars or the stock market.


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