What iPads can still be updated?

Answered by John Hunt

IPadOS 15, the latest operating system update for iPads, is now available for a wide range of iPad models. If you are wondering which iPads can still be updated, here is a comprehensive list of the supported devices:

1. iPad 5th generation: This iPad model, also known as the iPad (2017), is eligible for the iPadOS 15 update. It was released in March 2017 and features a 9.7-inch Retina display.

2. iPad 6th generation: The iPad 6th generation, released in March 2018, can be updated to iPadOS 15. It retains the 9.7-inch Retina display and offers improved performance compared to its predecessor.

3. iPad 7th generation: This iPad, introduced in September 2019, is compatible with iPadOS 15. It features a larger 10.2-inch Retina display and offers support for the Apple Pencil.

4. iPad 8th generation: Released in September 2020, the iPad 8th generation can be updated to iPadOS 15. It maintains the 10.2-inch Retina display and brings enhanced performance and features over its predecessor.

5. iPad Air 2nd generation: The iPad Air 2, originally launched in October 2014, is still supported by iPadOS 15. It features a 9.7-inch Retina display and was known for its slim and lightweight design at the time of its release.

6. iPad Air 3rd generation: Introduced in March 2019, the iPad Air 3rd generation is eligible for the iPadOS 15 update. It features a larger 10.5-inch Retina display and offers improved performance and Apple Pencil support.

7. iPad Air 4th generation: The iPad Air 4th generation, released in October 2020, can be updated to iPadOS 15. It features a 10.9-inch Liquid Retina display with slim bezels and is powered by the powerful A14 Bionic chip.

8. iPad mini 4th generation: The iPad mini 4, launched in September 2015, is still supported by iPadOS 15. Despite its compact size with a 7.9-inch Retina display, it offers a powerful experience with its A8 chip.

It’s worth noting that this list includes all the iPad models that were supported by iPadOS 14 and are therefore eligible for the new iPadOS 15 update. These devices will receive the latest features, improvements, and security enhancements introduced with iPadOS 15.

Updating your iPad to the latest operating system is generally recommended as it ensures you have access to the latest features, bug fixes, and security patches. However, before updating, it’s always a good idea to back up your device to safeguard your data.

If you own any of the iPad models mentioned above, you can still update them to the latest iPadOS 15, enjoying all the new features and enhancements Apple has introduced.