iOS Device Summary: September 2016 Updates
November 30, 2016
I’ve updated my iOS Device Summary with hardware announced at the Apple event on September 7, 2016.
Check out the iOS Device Summary page for more info about the idea behind the summary as well as PDF downloads—including optimized files for printing.
A few notes:
Sometimes fall brings new iOS hardware across all product lines. This year, only new iPhone versions were released.
In terms of legacy hardware support, iOS 10 drops support for devices running the A5 and A5X processor. This includes iPhone 4S , which means that there are no devices with a 3.5-inch screen that support iOS 10.
Don’t feel badly for devices with the A5 chip—they have had a very good run. The iPhone 4S debuted running iOS 5 and iPad 2 debuted with iOS 4.2.1. Both were supported up through iOS 9.
Time will tell if the next version of iOS drops support for A6 and A6X devices. When support for those devices is dropped, iOS devices will be 64-bit only.
In the meantime, of course, it is important to test on older devices running the oldest version of iOS that you support.
I hope you find this version of the chart helpful. •